Windows setup stops/hangs at Registering dev

January 17, 2011 at 12:22:07
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 1.20GHz/ 256MB

I have an Acer Aspire 1300 laptop. It stopped supporting USB a couple of months ago and I cannot access the BIOS settings to check whether they are disables there or not.

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January 19, 2011 at 13:13:48
Advanced troubleshooting tips for general USB problems in Windows XP

Repairing your USB ports

Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives
Since Windows XP SP2, you can disable writing to USB devices altogether using a simple registry hack.
You can also just download one of the following registry tweaks to enable or disable writing to USB drives.

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