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In desperation, please help - MAJOR USB port problems

I doubt it's this easy to get help, but I will just try anyway. I have an Asus Motherboard (P4P8X with an Intel 865P Chipset), and I am running Windows XP Home with every update imaginable installed. I have two problems:
1) Often when booting up it says there is some kind of error and to use Windows "r" repair to fix it. Rebooting generally bypasses the message and loads Windows.
2) REAL PROBLEM - I have an external drive, however it is really an internal IDE hard drive with an external case. It only hooks up via USB. The instructions say that if running Windows XP it will work when just plugged in since XP already has the USB 2.0 drivers. THE DRIVE HAS BEEN WORKING FOR YEARS, but I just noticed yesterday it isn't showing up in Windows anyway. I did some troubleshooting and it doesn't even show up in the BIOS ANYMORE!!! Occasionally when booting up it will say the drive is detected, but it still doesn't show up in the BIOS.

This drive contains ALL MY BACKUP FOR EVERYTHING!!!!

Question about possible solution: In my BIOS, it asks under IDE CONFIGURATION whether the setting should be "SATA", "PATA", or "PATA + SATA". The internal drive is a SATA connection, and the default setting is "SATA" (even according to the manual). What should this be set as?


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Re: In desperation, please help - MAJOR USB port problems

Ok well your settings should be sata as for your usb external drive on the drive it self the jumpers for slave master pull it out connect it back to your pc then turn on the power to the external drive see if this helps k

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