all my usb ports stopped working!

By k8carr
Sep 18, 2005
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  1. hi all, this problem started out as just one port, but quickly has spread to all ports. i installed a new printer hewlett packard 3550 deskjet, which initially worked perfectly and then died after printing once. i have also just installed a dvd burner (LG super multi RW) which doesn't seem to work properly either. since installing these new things all my usb ports have died. further i have to restart my computer often three times before the mouse will work. worried. any suggestions?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,284   +281

    uninstall the new stuff and restart with the printer connected.
    this should reinstall that device and it should work more than once.
    Once that is stable, repeat with the dvd.

    using the device manager, you should never see a red or yellow icon, which
    says disabled or problem respectively
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