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Front usb ports not working

There are 2 usb ports on my case that don't pick up any device plugged into them, thinking that it must be the ports on the case i replaced the case but still have the problem . The back usb ports are fine. Thiking that i might have wired them incorrectly i took it to the local pc shop but the wires were all correct. I am running Windows XP service pack 3 but the problem was around before with service pack 2. My local pc shop has suggested a clean install because coupled with the usb problem i am also unable to delete unwanted programs leading them to believe that there may be a virus at work. Would a virus cause my usb problem?

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  • Rico Schwimmbacher Oct 11, 2008

    thanks frcs68

    will search for usb software. not sure what the mobo is but i know it's an intel celeron socket 478 cpu with DDR400 ram (768Mb) .any further advice would be great.



    smiley2778

  • Rico Schwimmbacher Oct 12, 2008

    Thanks frcs



    like i said when i originally posted my problem running XP Pro with Service Pack 3. Had a look at control panel>system>etc but it does not say anything about 2442 or 2444 there are also no exclamation marks to say there is anything wrong and all the back usb ports work

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Not likely,
what pc model???
try serach for usb software. your might be too old. "usb2.0"

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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    Frank Oct 11, 2008

    what Operating system do you have??/

    windows Xp ?? if so, please install windows xp ps3

    that should fix the probem.



    USB Controller 2442 and 2444 should be listed in the control panel>system>hardware>device manger. it is at the button of the list.

  • Frank
    Frank Oct 13, 2008

    try the usb at the back of the pc. if it works with the usb port at the back. Then, I would assume the port in the front is defective.

    there is nothing else, except try to get a replacement for the front ports.

    try ebay. someone might have one.

    good luck.

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