The only change that happened was moving the PC to a house out of an old apartment. However, after restarting at the new location USB ports do not recognize new devices when plugged in, even though they show 'ENABLED' - NAS drives, video cams, etc. The solutions I have tried: 1.) reboot the machine; results - the same; 2.) Uninstalled the USB boot devices from Hardware Manager, rebooted and hardware was recognized and installed - results - still do not function.
Anything else, before I go out to buy PCI card replacements?
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I found this on an internet search:
"If you are running Windows 7 the USB ports can be powered down using Selective Suspend.
Start > Control Panel > Power Options (if not visible change view to Large Icons at top right) > Change Plan Settings (for whatever plan you want) > Change Advanced Power Settings > Change settings that are currently unavailable > Set USB selective suspend setting to Disabled under USB settings and then click OK to save the changes.
You may have to reboot."
Did the old keyboard plug into a PS2 keyboard socket (round purple connector) or into a USB port (flat rectangular connector)? Similarly, what type of connector is the new keyboard?
If it is the round PS2 connector you may have connected into the green PS2 mouse socket instead of the purple keyboard socket. Although the sockets are similar, they work differently.
If it is USB, then try moving it to a different USB port.
Try the keyboard on another PC.
If you cannot get it to work then replacement keyboards are very cheap.
Just talking from my experience, I have noticed that some boards have problems with USB ports that are connected via a cable (yours is, I presume). Like the P5GC-MX I have in my CCTV server, the front ports only allow Flashdrives and low voltage devices but it doesn't accept USB Harddisks (those using laptop harddrives).
Can you attach flashdrives or is it really dead?
How about your pin connections? was it connected properly using the cable to the board?
What type of casing are you using? I noticed some cheap casings (those especially that don't use FoxConn, have problems with their front USB ports)
You did not have to unplug the onboard USB ports.
Your OS should see the card reader and set it up, unless you are using Win98 or WinME. I would plug the onboard USB ports, then restart with the new internal card installed.
Perhaps its the drivers for the USB ports. Do you have or can you borrow a serial mouse and keyboard (PS/2 style)? If not, perhaps a local computer store may have an adapter to convert your USB devices to PS/2. Look at this site to get a visual of the device I am talking about: http://sewelldirect.com/ps2tousb.asp
This will allow you to bypass the USB portion of your computer and allow you to make the necessary changes in BIOS or to see if it is indeed a driver problem.