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Having problems with HP DC5100SFF. The USB ports do not recognize devices all of a sudden. Using XP Pro SP3. One port works sometimes, but the others say can't find the driver.

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Hi
I think installing the proper drivers for your motherboard and operating system should work.
Find your drivers here (scroll down to see the available drivers and make sure you install the drivers for your operating system) or on the cd that belongs to your motherboard.

hi, see if you have installed any new devices/hardware to see if its conflicting, often grafics cards conflict usb devices, also just check that in the setup(when you boot up)that the usb ports have not been disabled or usb keyboard support hasn't been enabled/disabled. good luck!!

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Have you gone into device manager to see it the USB ports are active? Try this go to device manager, remove the USB ports from the list of devices, then restart the PC, the system should recognize the USb ports and reload them and their drivers, you can also go to HP support on the net and email there support, it is free for life and they really know there stuff.

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Better uninstall the driver file completely and once again install the driver file from the Hp website with proper updates .

Also check whether that particular port is blocked (the port which says cant find driver ).

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Hey,

You may have to uninstall sp3 to get them to work again, then you could try installing sp3 again.
this thread maybe helpful
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3311579&SiteID=17

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