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A) What makes you think the 'software' is OK? Windows may have lost the address to the DRIVERS; you want to believe Windows? Lol!
(Device Manager)

B) I would go to Device Manager, (Start > Right-click on My Computer > Left-click on Properties > Left-click on Hardware tab > Left-click on Device Manager)

Then click on the + sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Right-click; ONE AT A TIME, on each Intel USB Host Controller.

(Number/letters after each one.
Examples from mine;
1) Intel (R) 8280 1FB/FBM USB Universal Host controller - 2658
2) Intel........................................................................ - 2659
3) Intel........................................................................ - 265A
4) Intel........................................................................ - 265B
5) Intel........................................................................ - 265C

The Southbridge chip part number is Intel 82801FB { ICH6 }
Northbridge chip part number is Intel 915G )

Then left-click on -> Uninstall.

(Yes, a 'squawk box' will come up, "Warning you are about to uninstall this device". Whatever Windows! Click on OK )

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen; and restart the computer.
(Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows has fully loaded again, you should see a 'pop-up' out of the system tray, "Found new hardware."
Plus perhaps another one, "Found USB Host controller XXXX"

Now go back to Device Manager, USB Host controllers, and do the same on the second one listed. Then go back, and perform on all USB Host controllers -> One At A Time.
(xxxx stands for the number/letter code )

You may also want to download, AND install the driver for the Chipset,

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-1150

When I state download, I mean to -> Save File, Then DOUBLE-click right on the file name, AND install it.

Why Chipset driver?

Primer:
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit

The motherboard chipset is what is indicated by the term - Chipset, on the drivers download page.

The motherboard chipset design used for your laptop, consists of a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

[ CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
THIS is why a personal computer, should -> NOT be referred to as a 'CPU'. Shows ignorance, and is confusing ]

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

AGP, and PCI-Express are HIGH-speed graphics technology.

Integrated Graphics, and inserting a graphics card into a PCI slot; is NOT high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the PCI bus. (One example is a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or Integrated Graphics )

2) Anything connected to the IDE bus.
3) Anything connected to the SATA bus
4) Anything connected to the USB bus
5) Ethernet
6) Audio (Sound)

Primer over.

The Southbridge chip is part of the -> Chipset

For additional questions, or to have me clarify anything stated above; please post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIC-FR33E-L-MOTHERBOARD-CPU-LOT-10-/170633274365

Reference: Photo


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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4143850&CatId=511

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Need guidance in installing?
1) Follow Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside the computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.

[Note* Always unplug the power to a computer AT the surge protector. NOT at the back of the computer. (Power Supply)
You can cause a power surge ]

2) TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again, upon your return.

3) Finding an open PCI slot look at the back of the computer. In the metal frame you will see slots going horizontally.
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You may have an add-on adapter card already installed, in one of the PCI slots.
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You should see expansion slot covers however, in the remaining expansion slots on the back of the computer metal framework.
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This will make more sense to you once you go to install the card.

[PCI USB adapter card is an add-on adapter card ]

Line the card up in the PCI slot. Note that there is a Locating Lug in the PCI slot, and a matching Locating Notch, on the PCI USB adapter card.

Also, at the same time line up the metal bracket of the PCI USB adapter card, with the metal framework of the computer case at the back.

Gently push the PCI USB adapter card down into the PCI slot.
Fasten the card's metal bracket to the computer's metal framework.

Post the computer manufacturer name, and model number, if you need guidance in opening the computer case. Post in a Comment.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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Here you see an illustration of your motherboard. Oriented as it is in your computer case. (Just no hardware components, nor cables are attached)

At the bottom of the motherboard are 2 White long expansion slots.
In the illustration they are labeled by the numbers 21 and 22.
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This is one example of a PCI USB adapter card,

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At the back of the computer, located towards the bottom, are the Expansion Slots.
Four horizontal slots.

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