First thing I'd try is doing a system restore back to a time point where they were working. If that doesn't do it, then I suggest you go to the device manager (right click), properties, and update the driver. If that fails, then uninstall the USB's, then use then ADD HARDWARE in Control Panel to put them back and again update the drivers. Don't forget the right click option of "repair". If you need any help with these things let me know.
You might consider getting a good clean up and registry (not disk!) defrag program and run it every now and then to keep things tweaked up. My personal favorite is Registry Booster 2 from Uniblue. Free trial download. (www.uniblue.com
) Worth every penny I paid for it. Saved my butt several times.
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"Ike" <Ike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B4E05C74-130A-4668-96A1-A3B785685049@microsoft.com...
When I first bought my laptop, which was pre-installed with Vista Home
Premium all my UsB ports seemed to be operating at full speed, I could charge
and load/unload my iPod as well as utilise my external hard drives at optimum
speed. A few re-installations later, i get messages telling me that all my
drives aren't USB 2.0 and on top of that, i get messages that my USB devices