USB Ports Not Working?

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Frank2001

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I have Windows XP and having been using this laptop for well over a year now but suddenly as soon as I plugged in my iPod the other day, (Which I have done many times before without a problem) I get a message at the bottom of the screen telling me there's a power surge in my hub port. I also noticed that my iPod wasn't being recognized. So I unplugged my iPod, afraid that it would fry it or something and haven't used the laptop for a few days now.
Well, now I've decided to move all my files to a new computer seeming as how this one looks like it's going to have problems but the thing is, my USB ports won't recognize anything anymore! I need to be able to plug in my flashdrive one last time to transfer all my files but my computer won't recognize it. It's like the drivers are shot. I have no idea what to do, I really want to be able to transfer all these files before I ditch the computer. Help?
 
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I get a message at the bottom of the screen telling me there's a power surge in my hub port
Are you using an external USB hub, or are you talking about the ports on the laptop itself?

If you have a hub plugged in, disconnect it and try a flash drive plugged directly into the laptops usb port.
 

Frank2001

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The hub ports on the laptop itself is what was giving me the problem, I kept getting an error message that there was a power surge, I'm not sure what that means.
 
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