1. I never suggest using the front ports. If you feel they must work, take it back to the makers. It's a problem area.
2. More ideas at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7590_102-0.html?threadID=52185 (currently 199 posts!)
Power Surge USP Ports In Front Of Dimension 5150
What are some causes of a Power Surge On Hub Port ?
XP Home / Srv Pak 3.
HID-compliant consumer control device
USB Human Interface Device (2x)
HID Keyboard Device
Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (5x)
Dell.Dimension.5150.DM051_3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium.4_Bus.Clock.800 megahertz.htm
The USB ports(2) in the front have problems. The same camera, printer, phone, flash drive, etc that is plugged into the REAR ports have an error message when plugged into the FRONT 2 Ports.
* * Power Surge On Hub Port *
"The USB Mass Storage....etc "
The USB ports (5) in the rear work perfect.
What would you do ?
Im sorry the SAINTS are beating the Devil out of your Teams.