USB ports not working in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation' started by nabeel, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. nabeel

    nabeel Member

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    Dear All,
    I have been using windows xp for a long time, recently I am trying to install windows xp but usb ports stop working in windows. In bios all the usb ports are working fine but as soon as windows starts all the usb ports stop working. I have used almost all the solutions that I have found on the internet but still no luck.

    Could you please help me out how can I fix this problem. In device manager it is showing that all the USB ports are working correctly and drivers are up to date.

    I hope any of you help me to solve this problem.

    Thank you in advance.

    Best Regards
    Nabeel
     
  2. seekermeister

    seekermeister Honorable Member

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    Try uninstalling them in the Device Manager, then select "scan for hardware changes" under the Action tab.
     
  3. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Sometimes unplug-plug-unplug-plug... going dozens of times, with different ports, helps. USB is a problem, has been since v.1 to v.2 to v.3. It still isn't stable. Clearing CMOS may help, as putting BIOS to default. But it's very much Trial and Error.

    Perseverance, friend.
     
  4. bachsanab1

    bachsanab1 Well-Known Member

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    scan for hardware changes and install driver
     
  5. BIGBEARJEDI

    BIGBEARJEDI Honorable Member
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    You can easily test the USB ports using Linux; such as Ubuntu LiveCD on disc or flash drive. This completely eliminates both Windows and your hard drive *which is very likely to have failed on an XP computer; could you please provide Make/Model of your XP computer for us?*.

    I use this all the time, and if Ubunu LiveCD works with your USB ports, then it's either a faulty hard drive or a corrupted Windows installation. Either are quite easy to fix. You can download the SEATOOLS drive test program from seagate.com for free. Run BOTH short and long tests. If SEATOOLS returns any errors, then your hard drive has failed and must be replaced. Install a fresh copy of XP on the replaced drive and your USB port functionality should come back!:up:

    Here's the link to get the free Ubuntu LiveCD: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    Post back if you have any further questions, and oh yes, the Make/Model of your XP computer--don't forget!

    Good luck,
    <<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
     
  6. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Briefly, if you are still using XP, you need to get upwards. XP has no support anymore, and it's a hazard. In private use with no Internet connection it is, of course, ok.
     

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