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Title: Help needed! USB failure workaround in XP?
Post by: Comscan on 30/06/2008 12:08:50
I have a laptop that the USB ports have stopped working in XP. The failure causes high system CPU usage even when the system is at idle. The USB controllers can not be disabled in device manager, but when I suspend them using Process Explorer, the CPU usage returns to normal.

I tested the USB ports in Linux and found that 2 out of 3 are fully operational. The problem seems to be on the mainboard. I can easily live with 2 USB ports if only I could get them running in XP.

Any help with a workaround for my problem would be greatly appreciated.

BTW the computer is a Toshiba P30, and I am confident to carry out work on the main board if required.

Thanks in advance  Ray [?]
Title: Help needed! USB failure workaround in XP?
Post by: RD on 30/06/2008 14:07:54
Before you get the soldering iron out, check the driver software controlling your USB ports.
Title: Help needed! USB failure workaround in XP?
Post by: Comscan on 30/06/2008 14:29:04
I have a fresh copy of xp installed, and tried the Toshiba supplied recovery disks, my research points to USB drivers being built into xp. If this is not the case, what are the recommended USB drivers to use?
Title: Help needed! USB failure workaround in XP?
Post by: Simulated on 08/07/2008 20:58:42
This somewhat happened with my laptop. It says the port doesn't have any driver installed and I don't really know what to do right now..
Title: Help needed! USB failure workaround in XP?
Post by: Gabe2k2 on 11/09/2008 22:09:31
A pcmcia Usb card ! hu Hu anyone lol !