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Old 03-17-2006, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The front usb ports have stopped working – anything plugged into them will freeze the computer and it has to be reset/booted. Rear ports work fine. Motherboard is Aopen AK77. (AMD XP 2500) I have unplugged and re-plugged the front header and looked around for possible shorts etc. . Any suggestions how I might trouble shoot this?

thanks, lb

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is it a custom computer?

try reinstalling the drivers and check conections

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, custom. I'll try the drivers - I would have thought it a hardware issue since the back USB ports work OK.
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Solved! Just for the record in case someone else has this....
Go to device manager, view, show hidden devices and uninstall all the usb devices. Reboot twice - XP will re-install devices. Working OK so far.
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