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Windows wont recognize any USB's that are pluged in, "most importantly ny Ipod". My devices work on other computers; However I just reinstalled windows XP and Service pack 2.

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Check if the usb ports are enabled in BIOS.
check if the driver for your usb ports are installed properly.

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Let’s go!!

Here are the steps to refresh/reinstall/uninstalling the USB ports on the computer.

The USB port needs to be refreshed to make sure that no other device has captured the USB port of the computer. The Mouse, video camera, your external USB hard disk; what ever it may be.

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1. Right-click My Computer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties.
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