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Usb ports not working

I have an emachine that all of a sudden will not recognize anything that is put in any of the usb ports help

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  1. Checking USB device status in Device Manager
  1. Right-click My Computer on the Windows desktop and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab to display the Device Manager window as shown at the right. (For Windows 2000 systems, click the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button.
  3. In the Device Manager list, click the + sign next to Universal serial bus controller.
  4. Verify that a USB host controller and a USB root hub are listed below Universal serial bus. usb ports not working - image002.jpg
  5. If Universal serial bus controller, USB host controller or USB root hub are not listed, close the Device Manager and go to USB port incorrectly configured in BIOS
  6. If Universal serial bus controller, USB host controller and USB root hub are listed but one or more display a yellow exclamation point, go to USB controller IRQ conflict
  7. If you have Windows XP, right-click the Host Controller and select Properties from the drop-down menu. If you see this status message in the Properties window: The drivers for this device are not installed (code 28), go to Windows XP USB 2.0 driver not installed .
  8. If Universal serial bus controller, USB host controller and USB root hub are listed but one or more display a red X, go to USB controller or root hub disabled in Windows Device Manager.
USB port incorrectly configured in BIOS NOTE: The procedure in this section is intended for advanced users only. Incorrect BIOS settings could prevent your computer from starting or operating normally. If you are not experienced in making changes to your computer BIOS, consult your computer instructions or contact your computer manufacturer for assistance before attempting the steps below.
  1. Follow the instructions of your computer to view the BIOS settings. These settings are sometimes called CMOS settings or system setup.
  2. To view the BIOS settings, press a key, such as F2 or Delete, just after you turn on the computer. Instructions often appear on the screen briefly when you turn on the computer. Also check the instructions and manuals provided with your computer.
  3. Look for USB Interface or a similar setting in the Advanced Setup, Peripheral Configuration or another section of your computer BIOS settings.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions or read the computer documentation to enable the USB port.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to save the new settings and restart the computer.

  1. USB controller or root hub disabled in Windows Device Manager
  1. Right-click My Computer on the Windows desktop and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab. (On Windows 2000 and XP systems, click the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button.)
  3. In the Device Manager list, click the + sign next to Universal serial bus controller.
  4. Click the line in the Device Manager containing the red X.
  5. Click the Properties button. (On Windows 2000 and XP systems, click Properties on the Action menu.)
  6. In the Communications Port Properties box, click the Resources tab.
  7. Re-enable the USB device by clicking the Enable Device button and follow the onscreen instructions.

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