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SEROUSLIY NEED HELP USB PORTS NOT WORKING

I used have XP before I upgraded to Vista. It was all fine for about 2 months until one day i wen to my computer and inserted my usb. The usb light flashes for a sec then it gone. Like there is no power. My computer doesn't detect a single thing. Nothing about anything malfunctioning or anything. I right clicked on My Computer and went to "manage". I Selected the Device Manager option and at the bottom of the list on the right I found Universal Serial Bus Controllers. I Checked to see if the port is listed and if it has an error. There was no yellow question mark or exclamation point. There is nothing like that my computer see's that everything is working and updated.Even my front panel usb's aren't working. There doing the same thing as the back ones, which are intergrated to the motherboard. I thought that the back and front usb's didn't have anything to do which each other besides connecting to the motherboards chipset. Well, I had 2 of the same motherboards. I was using one of them in my computer and the usb ports were working fine. I accidentally fried that motherboard and had to switch to using my other motherboard in the same computer but the on that was fried had that usb problem. So im guessing something on my mother is fried or something. Really CONFUSED. Not sure what to do............ . Like really need alot of info. I need more then 3 ways of trying to make them work. PLZ HELP!

Vista Ultimate Edition
Asus motherboard A8n vm csm
700 watt power supply

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Restart the computer if that doesnt work get a virus scan

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Restart the computer try that then get back to me

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With Windows XP running, put the Windows Vista Business disk in and start the upgrade process. When prompted, choose UPGRADE. (This process can take some time so be patient.) Let this finish and the system will reboot. Verify Windows Vista is properly installed by logging in using the local Administrator account.

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