Hi, This is my first post as any other items I needed to address I found the answers in previous posts. I run XP Pro sp3 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 which I have owned for many years. 2Gb RAM. Office 2003, AVG free version, Malwarebytes, Glary Utilities, SlimDriver.
The problem: I tried to install a new Plug and Play wireless mouse specidied for XP. Plug and Play identified the mouse correctly as a 2.4G wireless mouse, but then asked for drivers which could not be supplied or found (as it is Plug and Play) and put it in Device Manager under the Other Devices folder rather than the mouse folder. I checked to see the mouse worked properly on another computer which also runs XP pro sp3 and it works. I thought it worth re-installing the USB hubs. When I shut down and re-started the laptop it found the USB hubs as new hardware, but then asked for drivers and put them in the Other Devices folder. It has found 6 USB controllers even though I only have 4 USB ports.The USB folder in device manager which held the USB roots which I had not deleted has disappeared.
The Question: Is there any alternative to a complete re-install of the OS. I have the original Dell OS disc with XP Pro sp2 to use.
Edited by lplateuser, 15 July 2013 - 04:36 AM.