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Possible usb malfunction?

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" it said that driver on this hardware 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 already tried to install the driver but then the same error appeared. I think it's on configuration but i don't know where to configure my my usb port...may know some ideas on here?


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Re: possible usb malfunction?

well xp is a better OS than 98 ( i think) ...
few things you should know that xp is pre-installed with lotsa drivers..but on the other hand 98 isn't .. so each time you put in a USB device you need to install the driver for that device( eg your camera, pen drive etc...) . this drivers would be there accompanied with your device.
hope it helps

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