this is a strange one for me, i have a vostro running xp pro and mirror raid setup. none of my usb ports are working in windows - however they work in the bios :-| . I am guessing that maybe the drivers are corrupt but i cant get into the system to try and fix it. would there be a way, say through dos to replace the usb driver files? if so what files would i need?
I have removed one of the drives to try and recover my data onto another vostro but when i go into the documents and settings folder my account is listed but i cant get access to it, i am prepared for a full recovery but i need data from the account.
any solutions to the above would be welcome.
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well, ive updated the bios which was easy to do as usb ports work in bios and dos, i have read that a windows update stopped legacy usb drivers from working, im guessing thats the problem , but with no input to get into windows i dont know how to fix it. i have tried a powered hub which lights up until windows logo appears then all lights go out and devices disappear :-|
I have the same problem, when using my HP B8350 Printer it works for a while then I loose the USB connection. After I restart the USB port works again. Likewise if I move the usb plug to a front port it works for a while then goes out as well. I got a 7 port usb hub with it's own power supply and it still quits working after a few days.
Any Ideas. Dell is no help so far.
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