USB ports not working on my computer

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  1. Nucleartiger

    Nucleartiger Clemson makes my nipples hard

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    I have a Hp a530N
    AMD64 3200+
    512MB Ram
    don't know what kind of motherboard
    running WinXPsp2

    Over the last year or so my USB ports have stopped working one by one. I have one in the front and like 5 on back and I am now down to 1 working port which I now have a powered hub connected to so that I can use my USB devices (Flightstick, MOMO racing wheel, digital camera)

    Is this a sign that my mobo is going bad or what I should check?

    I have checked in the properties of the USB controllers and the computer says that they are all working fine.

    I have even gone onto HP help forums and followed their advice about deleting the controllers and letting XP reinstall them in safe mode.

    Any ideas/suggestions would me greatly appreciated.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    faulty USB controller, methinks.

    HP == strike 1
    AMD == strike 2

    that is definitely not the most "reliable" machine.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I had that happen on a Tyan MP server board. I just replaced it with
    pci adapter, and everything was fine.
     
  4. Nucleartiger

    Nucleartiger Clemson makes my nipples hard

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    I will give you strike 1

    AMD>Intel :fawk:
     
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    AMD on an HP quite often isn't the most reliable setup I think is what he is referring to. AMD isn't bad if you do it right. HP doesn't.

    Who makes your board and what chipsets is it running?
     
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    That should solve his problem as well. I believe you can get them shipped from newegg for under $15. Your local computer store should have them in stock as well. Now is a great time to get one with firewire as well if you don't already have it.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Mine was around ten bucks shipped from newegg, but it didn't have firewire on it.
     
  9. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Have you tried just doing "Update Driver", then manually selecting the correct USB driver?
     
  10. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    AMD cannot even compare to Intel when it comes to reliability. The Intel chipsets are far superior (emmet brown, fuck off, you're an idiot, tool, and douchebag), and USB happens to be a function of the Southbridge, part of the chipset.
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What.... :rofl:
     

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