Posted 25 November 2004 - 12:31 PM
Initially, I would think that you may need to repair XP. It can be done with your original CDs, but it may be a bit overboard for this problem. There would be a possibility that you could lose some of your personal data, and may even have to update some drivers that would revert back to original settings. If Im not mistaken, you can not use the repair function of XP to repair only a specific portion (relating to USB).
If you can not get your reader to work, maybe it is not the port. Do any of your other USB devices work properly? If any device works in the port, then I would think that the reader is defective.
To determine if it is the port, tell me what you get when you do this:
click START->Control Panel->System->hardware tab->Device Manager->and + next to Universal Serial Bus controllers. You do not have to list all of the different items that you have listed, but if you have a ? or ! by one of them, let me know.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.