Front USB not working

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October 5, 2009 at 09:30:16
Specs: Windows XP, Q9450/4Gig
Can somebody please help me? My computer crashed and I had to repair XP. Now everything is working fine again except for my front USB connections. I am sure everything is connected right because I did not change anything. The device manager says everything is working correctly but of course it doesn't.

Does anybody know what to do? I tried searching a lot of forums for people with the same problem but I could not find someone that already had them working before and repaired XP before they did not work. And I tried most of the solutions people gave for someone else's USB problems, but it does not work.

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October 5, 2009 at 10:49:43
A Repair install deletes all the updates. If you haven't done so yet, install SP2.

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October 5, 2009 at 11:22:45
I already updated to SP3 but this doesn't change anything :(

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October 5, 2009 at 20:35:02
"Now everything is working fine again except for my front USB connections."

Do the USB ports on the back of the case work?
If they do, the only thing that can be wrong is there's something wrong with the wiring at the USB header or in the wiring between there and the ports

Did you take the front off the case, then put it back on?
If so, sometimes the front ports get unplugged when you do that, or one or more wires gets broken.

Did you open up the case?

Sometimes not everything you plug in works in the front ports.

USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports, e.g. ports in a hub or on the front of a desktop case.
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Also - if you are using a USB extension cable, some of them have inadequate wiring and will not work properly with some USB devices.

External drives require a lot of power, and they won't work properly in all possible USB ports you can plug them into.

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Did you install Windows from scratch?

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

E.g. If your mboard has USB 2.0 controllers, they have a USB 1.1 component as well.
You always have USB 1.x support when Setup has finished, if you mboard has any USB controllers, but the operating system doesn't install suppsort for the faster USB 2.0 controller interface unless the XP CD has a least SP1 updates included on it, or if it doesn't until XP has had at least SP1 updates installed, AND the mboard main chipset drivers have been loaded.

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October 6, 2009 at 04:01:29
My back USB connections are all working.

I did not change any wires and did not open up the case. So everything is connected and untouched as before (Before the crash).

The front USB connections used to recognize all devices, SLR camera, Ipod, external harddrives, memorysticks etc. So these front USB are supposed to work for all devices. And now it doesn't recognize any.

I repaired my windows XP installation, because it wouldn't start up windows anymore (after the crash). I got a error message that overclocking went wrong, but I did not overclock my computer as I am working on my graduation and need certainty.
I have installed all drivers from the mboard CD --> Front USB did not work.
Tried to update all drivers --> Front USB still did not work
Updated XP to SP3 --> Front USB still did not work
Device manager says all USB conncetions are working correctly....

I don't know how many root USB connections are normal to have in the device manager but I can see up to 8 "root USB" connections.

I hope I am the only one with this problem but someone must have had the same problem before. Please help me, because I really want my computer to work perfectly as it is supposed to do. Thanx in advance.

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