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Solved: XP Pro SP3 doesn’t recognize my USB ports as USB2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JohnnyB58, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. JohnnyB58

    JohnnyB58 Thread Starter

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    I was having a lot of troubles with XP PRO after a CPU failure, when I tried to do an XP installation Repair. It failed miserably and after a month of posting and searching for answers, I threw in the towel.
    I reformatted the HD and did a clean install. On the advice of a MS Tech, I downloaded SP3 and installed it first thing. After I got everything up and running with all the updates, I discovered that XP no longer recognizes my USB ports as USB2. I found some original drivers on the Motherboard installation disk, but it will not allow me to install them because my XP SP2 install disk is already supposed to have them. :confused:
    I tried removing all the USB drivers and forcing XP to figure it out, but no luck. It is an ASUS P5GD2 Deluxe with a P4 processer and an XP PRO SP3 Operating System. It was working fine for at least 2 years.
    Anybody know how I can fix this? :(
     
  2. The_Oracle

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    my 2 cents: slipstream SP3 into your installation CD and start over.
     
  3. JohnnyB58

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    Thanks, but I’ve reinstalled windows on this computer about 10 times and I’m running out of Patience. I’m looking for a quick fix, anything other than throwing it out the window.
     
  4. JohnnyB58

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    OK, now I really feel stupid. :eek: I decided to check my BIOS and sure enough the USB2 was disabled. It must have happened when I cleared the BIOS in the very beginning of my troubles to clear up another problem.
     
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