Random USB ports not working

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maracles

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As of yesterday my computer at work has started playing up. My internet went down in the middle of browsing the internet and I have been unable to recover it since. I connect wirelessly through a belkin usb stick. I have tried removing this and then reinserting it into another usb drive however it comes up with 'found new hardware' and then 'this hardware has malfunctioned' however if I then connect either my usb mouse or usb keyboard to the same port it works fine, furthermore if I connect the usb wireless dongle to another computer it also work ok.

Even stranger is that the same happens when i attempt to connect a usb memory stick, despite using it ports which work fine with other usb peripherals the memory stick comes up as 'malfuntioning' despite working on other computers also.

Furthermore, I have tried installing drivers from the appropriate cd however this still does not fix the problem.
 
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Hey...

What's your Belkin USB Model number...

And check the list in Device Manager

Right Click My Computer and click Mange... then click device manager and look out for yellow ? and red !
 

maracles

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I forgot to mention that I have done this already also. I have right clicked and checked every thing under usb to see if it is working correctly, and also to try and update drivers however no lucky.

The USB dongle is a Wireless G USB Network Adapter. P57265uk-B Part - f5D7050uk

I don't think it is a problem with the dongle however, I think it is to do with hardware or software perhaps - although the physical USB ports must be working because all of them allow the mouse/keyboard to work.
 
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maracles said:
I forgot to mention that I have done this already also. I have right clicked and checked every thing under usb to see if it is working correctly, and also to try and update drivers however no lucky.

The USB dongle is a Wireless G USB Network Adapter. P57265uk-B Part - f5D7050uk

I don't think it is a problem with the dongle however, I think it is to do with hardware or software perhaps - although the physical USB ports must be working because all of them allow the mouse/keyboard to work.
Hmm. I'll think of a solution
 
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