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Anything i put in my usb port won't work like my printer,webcam,digital cam. i have see this error that said "acpi irq steering for pci irq steering error" it said that driver on this doesn't match or wrong driver. I had reformat my hard drive and installed windows 98 but the original OS is windows xp professional,and after that this error occurs,my usb port won't work anymore.
I have the same computer and had the same problem. I re-installed everything, returning the PC to new/out of the box condition. This didn't fix the problem. So, I decided it could only be a failure of the onboard USB controller.
I ordered a new USB 2.0 PCI Card (low profile size for the small case) from StarTech for $20 (ordered from Officedepot.com).
Installation instructions are vague, so, if you're running XP or Vista, there are one or two important things to do before placing the card in your machine.
First, go to the hardware manager and uninstall the modem, since you'll be removing this from the one and only PCI slot. Second, DO NOT remove the current USB controllers, rather DISABLE them (disable the top two lines on the USB tree list -- This will make the USB Hub and Unknown Devices below those disappear). This will allow XP or Vista to properly recognize the new StarTech card after install and install new USB controller drivers rather than trying to use the existing ones.
By the way, if you're running XP or Vista, you won't need to install the CD that came with the StarTech card.
So, this solved my problem. It's a $20 fix, but necessary. I hope this info helps.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Oh God i have the same exact problem. I run XP Pro and USB ports all malfunctioned, after tyring EVERYTHING I reloaded windows and it worked.......for about 8 months, now I'm back to I can't use my printer, storage devices ANYTHING that plugs into the USB ports. I'm at my wits end. I'm thinking of throwing the compter out the window
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Try to get the usb drivers for your computer from the manufacturers support site and install them first.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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