Can i just say thank you in advance if you can help with - maybe this is something you've come in to contact with before...
I've had my PC since 98 / 99 and is currently operating XP pro (SP1).
It has 3 USB ports - 2 in the back and 1 in the side. I guess these are the 1.1 versions i hear about (not 2.0)
About a year ago the side port developed a problem where the screen, mouse, keyboard would freeze if a device (any at all) were put in it. Even then when the device were removed, the PC would still be frozen, so i had to reboot.
However the other 2 ports in the back worked fine, so i kept using them.
Now in the last couple of days, the last 2 back USB ports have the same problem - so i'm unable to connect things like printer, pda, digi camera etc.
Other background info...
Last weekend i installed a new Broadband provider (NTL - in the UK), and back ports were still cool. Broadband is connect via ethernet socket, not USB anyway. I then installed the Netguard virus software that came with the broadband, and my PC kept seizing up. Eventually i was able to stop it running Netguard at start-up, and uninstall it - the PC seemed then to be quite healthy again. Now i've noticed the problems with the USB ports.
Are the 2 related do you think?
Do you think my USB ports are just burnt out / physical motherboard problem?
Could this easily be solved with adjusting something in Device Manager (or similar)?
Many thanks for any help in advance
Edited by MrIzzard, 11 October 2005 - 08:39 AM.