RE: windows XP Sp3 all USB ports stopped working
And I bet your computer bluescreens if you boot up with a USB device attached
to it? And, you probably run an HP system?
Problem is with the SP3 USB drivers:
What you have to do is find a liveCD (one that you can boot from a CD that
still gives you access to the windows filesystem). Go to a PC that doesnt
have SP3 on it, or a CD w/out SP3 slipstreamed, and pull these 2 files off
it. Copy these Pre-sp3 files to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers." Overwrite (or
rename) the existing files.
You should be good!
Wierd note: look at the version dates of these SP2 files, and SP3 files. If
I remember correctly, the SP2 files are newer than the SP3 ones...
> Soon though apparently a few days after automatic Service Pack 3 update, all
> the USB ports stopped working. Device manager says they are all fine. A USB
> hub shows power light on. No port works with any device tried. Have USB
> updated drivers.