USB Ports Not Working?

January 24, 2011 at 16:54:56
Specs: Windows XP
I have Windows XP and having been using this laptop for well over a year now but suddenly as soon as I plugged in my iPod the other day, (Which I have done many times before without a problem) I get a message at the bottom of the screen telling me there's a power surge in my hub port. I also noticed that my iPod wasn't being recognized. So I unplugged my iPod, afraid that it would fry it or something and haven't used the laptop for a few days now.
Well, now I've decided to move all my music files to a new computer seeming as how this one looks like it's going to have problems but the thing is, my USB ports won't recognize anything anymore! I need to be able to plug in my flashdrive one last time to transfer all my files but my computer won't recognize it. It's like the drives are shot. I have no idea what to do, I really want to be able to transfer all these files before I ditch the computer. Help?

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January 24, 2011 at 22:09:33
Not sure if Error Checking applys to your problem. If it does it will list the problems
it finds. You will have to watch the screen while it's running to see the list if it find
Windows XP
1. Error Checking- CD not needed
Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.

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January 25, 2011 at 22:01:22
If all else fails when trying to retrieve your music you can remove your hard drive
and put it into an enclosure and connect it to another computer by using their
usb connection. A laptop I believe has a 2.5 disk and a desktop 3.5
The Enclosure sell for IDE or Sata. You will need to know what to buy.j
Enclosures sell for around $40.00 more or less. A good place to learn about what
you need is at How Stuff Works. Your Laptop may be IDE

One location to buy Enclosures

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