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Reinstalled xp after Vista . USB port not working

I had xp sp2 on my system for a few months.
i decided to install vista ultimate on my system.
the vista installation woked fine in all respects.but still i want to go back to my xp sp2
the problem is that when i installed xp sp2 the usb ports are not working
(they are providing power i.e the light on the usb mouse is comingbut the mouse is not ing detected) even the pendrive is not working

there is no hardware problem i checked it out by reinstalling vista
the usb ports are working fine

i have tried 2-3 different installation cd's

any help

also the drivers for the laptop fail to install. specially the chipset which i am desperately trying to install....

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  • rulesvarun Dec 19, 2008

    The laptop is LG ED 510..

    if that would help.

  • rulesvarun Dec 19, 2008

    thanks timothy i might just try that out.

    but the chipset drivers are really not installing they are saying some configuration error or something like that?

  • rulesvarun Dec 19, 2008

    i will have  a look at those chipset drivers...
    and tell you 

    by the way the freh install did not help...
    i have the same problem
    the USB port dot recognize anything and the drivers dont load
    .there cant be any hardware problems too

    what i am going to try is to installl  Vista ..on c drive  windows  xp on D drive and then see if USB's work in XP if they do i will uninstall vista.

  • rulesvarun Dec 19, 2008

    i will have  a look at those chipset drivers...
    and tell you 

    by the way the freh install did not help...
    i have the same problem
    the USB port dot recognize anything and the drivers dont load
    .there cant be any hardware problems too

    what i am going to try is to installl  Vista ..on c drive  windows  xp on D drive and then see if USB's work in XP if they do i will uninstall vista.

  • James Head Feb 22, 2009

    LG 510 - installed XP after wiping Vista - no USB ports work and cannot see either the HDMI or e-sata ports appear either

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    because you mentioned it was a laptop it's not a home built system then.... what is the make and model of the laptop ?


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I've found drivers for an ed 500 at

you can try the drivers... but do NOT use the bios driver

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Hi there,

The usb drivers are part of your chipset drivers, so lets try and get this sorted. The reason that they work in Vista, is probably because Vista has added support for your chipset and XP SP2 doesn't.

Try installing XP from scratch. First you need to completely wipe your hard drive. Use the XP boot disc, you need to delete the hard drive partition as well. This way, you will start with a RAW drive.

Set up a new partition, and let the XP disc format the drive with NTFS. Do NOT use quick format. Then let XP copy the files and install.

When XP has installed, get your internet set up, and download XP Service Pack 3 from Microsoft:

You will notice that Microsoft have written not to use if updating just one machine. Ignore this. The reason is because this is the FULL Service Pack, hence it being over 300MB.

Once you have SP3 installed, your system will restart. Open Windows Update, make sure you have this set to update all Microsoft products, then download all updates. Restart your system and check if your usb's are working.

If they are still not working, go to the laptop website and download the chipset drivers from there, but make sure you are downloading the drivers for XP. If not, then go to the Chipset manufacturer's website and download from there.

Let me know how you get on


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  • Timothy Farley Dec 19, 2008

    No problem, see what happens after you've tried a fresh install.

    Don't forget to let me know how you get on


  • Timothy Farley Dec 19, 2008

    Also, wasn't sure where you were getting your driver from, but I have taken a look, and just in case, the LG ED510 drivers can be found here:

    The Chipset drivers are on Page 4.


  • Timothy Farley Dec 19, 2008

    Ok, I'm with you on this one, willing to give anything a shot. Hope it works



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