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USB ports won't work after hard drive format

Computer was non functioning, so I formatted and reinstalled Windows XP Home, Have Motherboard MS-6741, couldn't get onboard video to work so installed another video card, but the usb ports will not work also. Do you think it's a motherboard malfunction, or is there something I can try for the USB?

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I suspect that your onboard video is conflicting with the video card. Remove the card to see if the USB problem is resolved. If resolved, reinsert the video card and go to Control Panel - System - Device Manager and disable onboard video.

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Hi
well u can try installing an USB PCI card .You must also check the usb status through device manager.For more technical help you can visit at------http://robs-tech.blogspot.com/2009/06/get-technical-support-related-to.html

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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