I cannot seem to get my usb ports to work. I run a HP AMD athlon 64. I have windows xp service pack 3. I have updated drivers and unplugged computer to no avail. I have three usb ports. I have a microsoft wireless mouse plugged into one port that runs as if it has a short. I constantly have to go into the device manager to get a solid connection if the cable is bumped. When I try to plug in any other device such as a camera or mp3 player into either of the other ports they are completely unresponsive. No sound, no icon in my computer to indication a connection to any device. I am sure there has to be a solution to this, but after searching the web until my eyes burn I can't seem to figure this out. Very frustrating!!!
First off was you mouse running like this before the driver update? If so you may need to roll back the driver in device manager. Next go into device manager and choose view>Resources by type>expand the IRQ (Interupt request) and then check all your IRQs that have been set for USB service and see if any of them have been disabled by double-clicking on them and look towards the bottom under device usuage. Let me know if this works. Thanks
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You could easily pick up an aftermarket USB PCI card, which will give you 2-4 USB ports that have their own logic chip. These are quite easy to install and very inexpensive. Another option would be a front-mounted USB hub, which would attach to the USB header on your mainboard. They come in 3.5" size (to go in a floppy drive slot) or 5.25" for CD/DVD size slots. Either of these should work fine as long as the rest of the PC is OK. If not, they are pretty much universal, so you could put in your next computer. (if it didn't work). Good luck!
First check the "Device Manager", for any USB Driver "errors".
There are 3 USB ports for your Laptop, check all the ports.
If you are using XP on your laptop, is your service packs up to date? For USB 2.0 port to function properly you got have to update a least Service Pack 2 for Win XP.
1. Have you check your USB port? Just plug in any USB devices eg. Flash drive, external HDD... and see whether the port detect the USB devices.
2. Is the USB cable for the Printer faulty? Try a new USB cable.
Click Control Panel
Click Classic View
Click Device Manager
Expand the "USB Serial Bus Controllers" branch.
Any "yellow" or "red" icons indicate that the device-driver software for your USB ports is not installed, or it is incorrectly installed.
Since your Shuttle motherboard uses a VIA chipset, VIA says:
For Win2K and WinXP, due to licensing agreements, a VIA USB2 driver package cannot be distributed online. Driver support for VIA USB 2.0 controllers requires Windows XP SP1 (Service Pack 1), Windows 2000 SP4, or system upgrade through Windows Update.
So, just run Microsoft Windows Update, and look in the "Optional Hardware" section for available downloads for the USB 2.0 ports on your motherboard. Select and download and install the update.
I have something like you've all described with mine occasionally, normally, turning the mouse over and rubbing the laser surround with my finger vigorously is enough to clean off the crud that seems to be causing the problem..
I've never had any software problems or anything with mine..
one way would be to download and install latest device drivers from the net. it should help.. if you are using win XP, there is likely a BIOS or Windows configuration problem. On some computers there is a configuration option in the BIOS that asks whether an IRQ should be assigned to USB. Although the option's actual wording varies among BIOS manufacturers, you must enable this option by setting it to either On or Yes (depending on your BIOS manufacturer and BIOS version). Otherwise no USB devices will work on XP. A problem with Windows XP’s USB Controller configuration can also prevent any USB devices from working. To determine whether the USB controllers are working properly, open Device Manager and expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers node. Beneath this node, you should see a USB Universal Host Controller and a USB Root Hub. Depending on your PC, there will either be a USB Universal Host Controller and a USB Root Hub listed for each of your computer’s USB ports or a USB Universal Host Controller and USB Root Hub for multiple ports