USB ports not working

By steelguy ยท 5 replies
Dec 26, 2006
  1. All my usb ports stopped working. I reinstalled the drivers and the system says they are 'working fine' yet they aren't. Updated bios, reinstalled root hubs, no change. I have a ASUS p4p800 mboard running win xp home. ASUS dude said to reinstall OS but I can't without wiping the drive. Any thoughts?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I suggest you do as the Asus guy said. Backup your important data and reformat and reinstall the OS. If that doesn`t help, It`s probably the mobo that`s faulty.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. DS_Flare

    DS_Flare TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Somethin like that happened to me. What are you using the USB slots for? Because it may be a fault on the end of the device, One of my USB cable was faulty and I thought it was the mobo, come to find out, the cord was the problem.
  4. Teaser261

    Teaser261 TS Rookie Posts: 121

    Howard has seniority and Masterful wisdom and I would never doubt what he says, but I have to agree with DS_Flare . I have had a similar problem this week and I thought my PC was crashed, but it was a hardware/USB issue. I would unplug your USB devices and reboot and check your system before connecting any USB hardware. Rule out your hardware systematically. I would do as Howard says and back-up all your important data just to be safe.I was really nervous because I didn't do that and I thought it was gone.
    Good to have you back HOWARD. :giddy:
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That doesn`t mean I don`t get things wrong sometimes lol.

    You guys may well be right and it`s definitely worth checking out.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. Teaser261

    Teaser261 TS Rookie Posts: 121

    sounds like a team effort Howard.:rolleyes:
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