Holy moley that's cheap! I might just pick one up, but I'm still mystified as to why my USB ports stopped working. It must some bug in XP, as I've read that it has happened to computers that are mere weeks old to a couple of years and they are completely different brands and types (lappies and desktops)
Yea weird bugs do happen if it really bugs you maybe back up your pc and install a fresh copy of xp it's a lot of work but if it fixes it. Also maybe the ports are fried? In one of my desktop pc a static shock from my finger believe it or not toasted the ports they supplied power but nothing more I ended up getting a cheap pci usb card for it, it was a old computer so no big deal but it happens.