Hello everyone, this is my first post.. I'm from brazil and I've been having a very annoying issue! I have an Athlon XP 1700+, Shuttle AK32A (MOBO), 512 DDR (266Mhz), 40Gb maxtor, 40gb Samsung, GeForce FX 5200.. it's a pretty basic system.. but I've found myself with a problem.. Since my motherboard only has two standard USB connectors(not counting the extras).. I ran out of ports. So I decided to buy two, two ports extra connectors.. they are connected to the extra 2 usb connectors on the mobo. So I installed them and nothing happened! =/ .. I booted up the system and the usb devices connected to these new ports were unrecongnized.. I went to the Device manager at Windows and it did "recognize" the extra ports.. but it said that none device was connected to it... It measured the amount of energy it could go to the port and everything.. but it did not detect any device.. So I went to the ViaTech website and first I've downloaded the USB 1.1 Filter Patch.. the same happened.... tried again downloading the USB 2.0 Patch... but still have the same problem.. anyone has ever faced this!?!?!? please someone could help me!?