USB Port Not Recognizing Hardware

Dell / Dell dv051...
October 21, 2010 at 17:44:07
Specs: XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP 3, 2.8GHz / 2GB
My Dell Dimension E310 used to recognize anything I plugged into any of the 6 USB ports available. 4 are on the back: printer, mouse, monitor, radio ethernet adapter and 2 on front: external drive and one open. At one time I connect USB hubs to the open port and it recognized them. Recently, I have connected usb microphones by several makers and the pc does not recognize any of them. I have also bought a new squid type usb hub that has 7 female connectors and the pc does not recognize it either. Actually, it recognizes everything or identifies it when I plug in but is asking for driver uploads. Can someone help me get the pc to accept the usb hub device?

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#1
October 25, 2010 at 13:35:23
Just get a PCI usb card and see if that works:
http://www.google.com/products/cata...

While you are waiting for one you can try downloading the latest chipset drivers for that PC from Dell and seeing if that gets the onboard USB ports working. But I know the PCI card will work fine.

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#2
October 25, 2010 at 14:09:42
thanks for suggestion. i will visit dell site and look for chipset download or contact them about it.

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#3
October 25, 2010 at 14:29:29
I would suggest using the PCI card too, can always use more USB ports in my books!

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#4
October 25, 2010 at 14:32:33
I have a pci card but do not know what you mean about using it to resolve usb port issues? Can you explain more? Thank you.

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#5
October 25, 2010 at 14:52:51
Just open the case, install the card in a PCI slot and the PC will recognize it.

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