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Hi I have a Toshiba satel1ite P300 and all of a sudden the 4 USB ports have decided to stop working. If I reset the notebook they will work for a few minutes and then stop working again, I also need to do a cold restart as it is freezing. Can anyone help me out with some info?

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  • jackit1970 Nov 27, 2008

    Windows xp service pack 3

  • jackit1970 Nov 28, 2008

    The notebook is only a few months old, it came with Vista installed but it also came with the XP SP3 so you could downgrade if you wanted to, so we did because I didn't like the vista.

    Apart from the windows updates which we set to be automatic, we didn't really install anything really, maybe adobe acrobat but that's about it.



  • jackit1970 Nov 28, 2008

    Yeah, when we called Toshiba they basically told us we will need to do a recovery as it could be the microsoft updates that have caused it. We are trying to avoid having to rebuild but its looking like it might be the only way.... I went into the problem devices and there is nothing there?


  • jackit1970 Dec 01, 2008

    Thank you

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins May 11, 2010

    Did you do a clean install? What i mean is format the hard drive and start from scratch. Because i'm not really satisfied with their updates. Because they force you to use some of them in order to put some programs on your computer.I have XP pro pn mine and i have never downloaded any of those security updates on mine. I have never had a problem. Go to start then go to accesories thensysten tools then system information. when you get there go to componets then click on problem devices and tell me what is there.

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins May 11, 2010

    What programs did you install before they stopped working?
    Service pack 3 ? or something else.
    God Bless Greg

  • TechBuddy May 11, 2010

    What Operating system are you using ?


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You can shut off updates go to control panel choose classic view on the top left side then go to system when it comes up choose auto updates then you can turn them off.
I hope everything goes well on what ever you decide to do. I do know you chose the right operating system. ;-)
God Bless You Greg

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