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MY PORTS for usb will not recognise any cables or external hardrives etc

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD NEW DRIVERS TO ACTIVATE MY PORTS AS THEY WILL NOT RECOGNISE ANYTHING.IF SO WHERE DO I GET THEM FOR FREE

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Have you done a OS upgrade? Have you removed all USB, cables, etc, shut down,unplug from AC ,remove battery, leave battery out, plug in boot normally. If that fails go to Manufacturer's website Support, Look for a Solve a problem, or Manufacturer's drivre updates. Is your computer up to date on ALL windows and manufacturer's updates?

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SOURCE: Device drivers

Try here:
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In the first dropdown list "Product Type" select Archive to find your model.
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u can use usb cddrive without update bios but unlike later versions of windows where you just plug it in and it detects it you will have to use an instalation disk for system to recognise device same with usb stick.
what mem do u have and consider xp (need at least 40meg to install)if u can fit 256 or higher ur laughing mem cheap as buttons these days.

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