Hopefully I'm posting this in the right place...If someone knows better please let me know. I got a new mobo, I guess the old one shorted out or something. I tried to install the drivers that came with it for the USB ports, however, the CD kept telling me to "install SP 2 first". SP2 is already installed. So it takes me to a webpage and I followed the instructions, which were to go in and install them through the device manager. Which I did. The problems I'm having: When I boot up, the computer does not register the mouse (through USB) until I unplug it, then replug it into the socket. Then the light on the back of the mouse comes on and I can use it. If I reboot at this point, the mouse is still recognized; it's only from a complete powerdown. I'm currently using a PS2 adapter and having no problems since I'm not going through the USB ports. The extra USB ports that came with the board and fit into the PCI slot don't work at all for some reason. My camera: I have an old Kodak DC3400 digital camera. With all the new USB ports (my old comp didn't have them), I'm finally using those to connect instead of having to go through the serial port to get my pictures. This is much faster, of course, except for connection problems. The camera has to be plugged in and turned on in order for me to connect to it. If I plug it in after booting, it makes the sound that it's connected new hardware and opens a window for "what would like to use to connect" although nothing shows up. I go into it like another drive, nothing shows up in the window, even though it's there to click on in the drive letter menu. If I click the bar on the side to "get pictures" it says that no scanner or camera is detected. The only way I can access my pictures is to boot up with the camera already attached and turned on. Even then, I cannot go into it like another hard drive; it says the camera is "busy or unavailable" and to try again later. I have to use the "Scanner and Camera" wizard, which, given that it hung up halfway through last time I was downloading 800 pictures and therefore had to go through in segments, manually CHECKING EVERY INDIVIDUAL BOX, I don't care for. I would much prefer the drag and drop ability. Definitely seems like a USB port issue. But I don't know what to do about it. The manager says they're all "working properly". And...the CD rom. The green light is on constantly. I can swap CDs and play them in iTunes, but nothing else is recognized. If I put a CD in after bootup, it's not recognized and tells me to insert a disc. I have to reboot for it to acknowledge the disc, and I know this isn't right. I didn't used to have to do this. What's up with my system? What can I do with the USB ports? Is the constant green light on my CD player any clue? My dad says it should show up in diskmgmt.msc or it should not be recognized in "my computer". It always shows up in "My computer", but only in diskmgmt if I've booted up with a CD in it. Please help...I'm tired of rebooting.