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USB Ports not recognizing installed devices

I have a T42P laptop with windows xp pro 2002 with service pack 2. When I put in a USB device it does not recognize it. In Device Manager, it says all the USB controllers are working properly, and that the USB Root HUB are all ok. I am so frustrated. HELP

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    I have installed Windows XP service pack 02 on my Samsung sens x05. Then I plugged in my USB dongle in order to install it's drivers. The dongle is working (Huawei E320) and it's bulb is blinking. But the laptop does not recognize the dongle and there were no any message saying found new hardware. Also the VGA and sound drivers has not been installed. I have tried to install them with a driver pack. But I was failed. Please help me to solve this problem.



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Did it come with xp pro or home? pro does'nt have the drivers that home doe's. use a home disk to update the drivers with

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