Hey everyone, so I just built a new system, installed Windows XP, the system ran not too bad for the first few hours, installed as many drivers as I could, turned off the monitor and fell asleep for the night. In the morning when I turned the monitor back on, my tablet was dead and so were my internet and external HD, all three hooked up via USB. I tested the tablet on my friend's computer to make sure, it worked there, but as soon as I switched back to my own, the port remained dead. After checking the bios settings to make sure everything was set right, I booted from the XP cd again, copied the install files to the existing partition, rebooted to find the boot record saying there were two installations, accidentally booted into the just-installed one, exit the setup, rebooted once again, and it no longer even makes it to the bootloader. I -think- it may be related to the PCIe card
I have to connect eSATA drives, which was detected by bios but not working in windows, but I don't know.
I've got 4 papers to write for class due next tues, and I've spent the last 2 weeks I could've been typing diagnosing my last computer and building/getting my new one to work. Please throw suggestions my way, I'm losing my sanity on this thing and I've tried all I can think of.
Additional Note: While windows was working, I tried plugging in a PS/2 mouse as well, with no response.
I'm fairly certain all of them are bad now. The bios seems fine though, just doesn't detect anything on the USB anymore. If I were to install a PCI card for USB ports would it be able to fix the system enough that some configuring would get it to boot?