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USB Problem Thx for the reply. The problem happens witha ny device , camera external hard -drive, ipod etc.

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Hmmm external hard drive should work without any problem as windows xp allready have inbuilt drivers for mass-storage.

try to Uninstall the USB driver, goto Device manager and Uninstall USB, then reboot to clean system registry and install USB driver from Windows XP setup disck. and try the external-hard drive, xp should recognize your external-hard drive. If not then install driver for your drive if you have and try. for camera and ipos u need to install drivers and supporting softwares from your manufacturers.

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