Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:18 AM
Good morning everyone, and a Merry Christmas!
I'm going to try to make this as brief as possible, while still including every detail I possibly can.
Today I received a few cool gadgets for Christmas that I wanted to install on my PC. I realized I was short on USB slots, so I tried to install a secondary set of USB slots. I plugged it in wrong twice in a row, due to me misreading my motherboard. After a few restarts, my computer wouldn't boot. I attempted to clear my CMOS, which didn't help. I then turned off my power supply's switch, then turned it back on. After I did this my PC booted, but I was fronted with a boot screen that said the CMOS settings were wrong. I was confused as to what this meant, and my options were F1 to Bios, or F2 to default settings and continue. After booting, my Razer Deathadder quit working. Now, at this point, I'm not sure why exactly I did this, but I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows XP Pro -32 bit. After reinstalling all my drivers, I realized that NONE of my USB ports were working. My keyboard, mouse, webcam, nothing worked. I updated my Windows, BIOS, drivers, everything is new.
In the screen for Hardware, all my Root USB kits have exclamation points, and it says they aren't functioning properly. I have NO idea what the hell is going on, and if anyone has any ideas or comments, please please share them with me.
I'm thinking that when I reset the CMOS perhaps something malfunctioned on my mainboard and now I'm left with flawed USB ports? Perhaps I'm completely wrong. I really hope I don't have to buy any new hardware or a new computer all together, money is extremely tight. Please, post if you have any helpful information.... THANKS!