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New Hard Drive purchased Reloaded OS (XP Home Premium) - updated all drivers including chipset and BIOS - ran diagnostics - All passed - 4 USB ports do not work will not recognize Flash drives (1 or 2) - will not recognize external mouse

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Go to your device manager under xp its right lcick my computer-properties-devicemanger. check on the bottom your usb settings if there is a red or yellow marking you may need to re-install your chipset drivers. or download generic usb generic drivers. let me know if this helps

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