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"USB Device not recognized"

Hi, My pc running win xp recently started giving me a popup en the task bar saying "USB Device not recognized" and none of my USB ports have been working since. I have no usb device plugged in to the computer but it keeps giving the pop up. I tried reinstalling the drivers but that didn't seem to work either. The usb ports are all dead.
The strange thing is every once in a while they jump to life again. Please help!

Thanks

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Besides drivers....

In reply to: "USB Device not recognized"

You can try using the "restore" feature to a date when the problem didn't appear. -ORp you have physical problem that the USb ports have a problem. Maybe the voltage demand was too great for the USB hub or any int. baling needs to be reseated. Since Xp provides the USB drivers, doesn't provide a direct reload the USB driver itself. Yoy can then try the repair feature under reloading the XP OS. Also, maybe possible to use the system file repair, if that correct USB, I'm not 100% sure on this option.

tada -----Willy Happy

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SFC option

In reply to: Besides drivers....

The sfc option is the system file checker. Google for its proper operation. That's what I was trying to offer in my last post. You'll need the XP OS cd should be find any USB abnormalities. Though, as I explained it maybe a physical problems, reseat the cabling if so equiped. Also, clean the contacts as well.

tada -----Willy Happy

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