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All my usb ports are not working when i connect any pen drives or external hard disk or bluetooth deice my computer doesn't read them what should i do?

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Check inside ur computer usb port lead is not connected to the motherboard.....if it will not connected to the so, plz check ur motherboar cnfiguration and download the images...that will show how to conect everything like wire,cmos battery,usb port etc....

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Note boot the system into SAFE MODE and perform the following steps.

1.Rename the following usb files:
* Note those files are located in c:\windows\system32\drivers. Also rename the
files to a *.old
extensions or to what ever suits you best*

2. Rexpand or recopy the following files
*Note you can rexpand these from the xp cd rom or copy them from the
\i386 folder if it exists.*

3. Rename the oem*.inf to oem*.old in c:\windows\inf

4. Rename the infcache.1 to infcache.old in c:\windows\inf

5. Unplug usb devices from teh system

6. Remove all usb devices from the Uninversal Serial Bus Controllers section of
Device Manager

7. Check for and delete any filters in

8. Take ownership then backup and delete the 4 digit subfolders in

9. Take owenership then backup and delete the following registy keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB Printers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB Storage

10. Reboot the system into normal mode

11. The system may or may not come up with a new hardware wizard screen for the usb

12. Check device manager for Uninversal Serial Bus Controllers. It should now be

13. Plug in usb devices and everything should detect now.

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Plese make sure that your USB port is enabled in BIOS Mode,

if it is enabled make this steps....

Download USB Driver files....


Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • mml251089 Feb 24, 2009

    also u can find out this files in your xp c drive folder.....

    C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\ file...

    copy all usb* files in c:\windows\system32 and c:\windows\system



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