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USB Ports Stopped Working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JmanA9, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. JmanA9

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    The USB ports on my friend's laptop (HP Pavilion DV6000 running XP Home) randomly stopped working about a week ago. He hasn't made any changes to the system in some time. When you plug in a USB device, it gets power, but the computer doesn't recognize it. Here's what I've tried so far:

    - Uninstalled all USB drivers from the device manager
    - Unchecked the "allow computer to turn off this device" option under power management
    - Installed newest version of the nVidia cihpset
    - Made sure that USB is enabled in the BIOS
    - Tried a registry fix found here - http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/673766-usb-ports-suddenly-stop-working.html

    Unfortunately, nothing has worked. What worries me is that I also tried using an Ubuntu live cd, and no USB devices were recognized there either. I'm thinking that this might be a hardware problem which can't be fixed, but does anyone have any ideas on what to try before I declare this problem unfixable?
     
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    I would hope that there's something else I can do before having to do a clean reinstall, but I'm glad to know that it might work. I think it's really weird that the live cd didn't work for you either, but maybe it's more of a problem with Linux not having the proper drivers or something. Thanks for the response!
     
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