RE: Total USB failure
Hello i think i have the same problem.I cant find any of my USB working its
like they have no power? The device manager shows that they are working. My
computer is maybe 6 mounth old.I really suck with computers it took me a week
to find this place sort of...if anyone out there could help me with this
problem i would be very thankful. Explain it to me like a child. I also get a
pop up that says that i have a problem with a unknown portal but i dont get
any help from that and it keeps popping up. many thanks
> Thank you very much. This may work for others, but I tried all of this and
> it did not work for me. However, it may turn out that this is not an OS
> problem after all, it may be a hardware problem. For instance, Device
> Manager shows that all the USB devices are working, even though they do not.
> So something is telling Vista that the USB is OK, even though it is not.
> I called Intel, and the tech there suggested that the m/b may have a short
> to ground creating the problem. Unfortunately, there's no good way for me to
> diagnose that, since it would require running the computer with the m/b apart
> from the case. In the meantime, I just shut down the PC, unplugged
> *everything* from it, plugged everything back in, restarted, and then
> everything worked again. Go figure. Next time I may try just unplugging the
> power cord. This does not solve the problem, but it may give me a workaround
> that I will just have to learn to live with.
> -- David McFarlane, Systems Designer
> Dept. Psychology, Michigan State University