I often find I need to upgrade the wiring to USB 2.0 specs. Here's example links to photos of USB 1.x and then 2.x wiring.
Figure 14 of http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2005/02/23/Build_Perfect_BudgetPC.html?page=3 is your typical wires to the front panel. This will work for USB 1.x speeds.
The picture marked "USB Connector" at http://www.mysuperpc.com/build/pc_msi_k8n_neo_install_firewire_usb20.shtml shows the USB 2.0 cable. Be sure it's marked USB 2.0 or you're never sure.
Hello... I'm having a bit of trouble with my front USB ports. My PC is a Compaq Presario model 6430nx (AMD Athlon XP, 2133 MHz (16 x 133) 2600+, chipset VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266, mobo FIC AM35). I had the main board replaced a while back, and hadn't bothered to check the front usb ports until now. It's a secondary machine, and doesn't get used everyday.
Anyhow - it seems that whatever I plug in to these ports conjures the "device not recognized" message in Windows. System shows that drivers are not installed, and a Windows driver search comes up with nothing. Rear USB ports work fine.
A forum search gave me the idea that unplugging them from the board and not using them anymore was the only solution. But the threads I read were not quite the same issue as I'm having. Plus - it's practically a brand new board. Surely there is some investigation that I should perform before giving up on them.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
PS - In case it matters... Devices I've tried to use recently include my camera, cell phone (SD card access), camcorder, and mp3 player.