So what does this mean? I have a PSX -> USB control pad adapter. It always worked fine with my old MB, and has worked a few times with the new one (Asus A7V8X-X). It has randomly "disconnected" itself...disappeared from the Device Manager I mean...but not while being used. Now it's just plain not working. The machine: XP 3000+ CPU 512 MB PC3200 Santa Cruz Nvidia GeForce 2 Ti etc. Windows and all drivers are just about as updated as they get. Any ideas are appreciated.