My laptop has just stopped powering all 4 of its USB ports. This is odd because the night before, everything was working really well. I just turned it on the next morning and it doesn't recognise my Microsoft wireless mouse UCB insert. It’s like someone’s flicked a switch and just turned off every insert point because both cable and wireless internet are no longer working, I can’t see my external hard drive. I haven’t tried to connect my iPod by firewire yet, but I imagine that will bring the same problem. I know the hard ware is still working because I plugged it (the mouse) into another computer yesterday and it worked straight away. I’ve tried looking at the hardware options in ‘control panel’ and been through the Microsoft USB trouble-shooter walkthrough to no avail. The most recent program I installed was a driver for a Belkin wireless network card. I have uninstalled this, although, this was installed around a month ago and everything was working fine before so maybe that’s just me being superstitious, and this hasn’t had any influence. The laptop dual boots, one for audio production, the other for home-type applications like email, word processing etc and the problem is happening when I boot up in either partition. I’m running Microsoft XP Pro on a 15.1 Pro-Studio Modular Laptop P-4 with Pentium-4 3.2Ghz of RAM and 1Gb of DDR Memory. Is there something relatively simple that I’m missing? Or is it likely that every single port appears to have broken over night? I’d be really grateful if anyone has experienced anything similar and could point me in the right direction.