[SOLVED] Computer Doesn't Recognize my USB devices.
Alright, so about 2 day's ago I started recieving a weird error with my usb drives. I have four USB port's on my computer, 2 on the front, and 2 on the back. If I plug a device into the 2 ports on the front, I don't get any power. However, if I plug a usb device into one of the usb ports on the back, I get a power signal from the usb device, but Windows doesn't seem to recognize that it is plugged in.
I'm not exactly sure how this happened but I have one idea. When I first recognized this problem, I had checked for any suspicious processes running in the background of windows xp. I found out that a hidden program called mousepad17.exe was running. So I deleted the program, but that didn't fix my usb trouble.
The odd thing is that Windows doesn't report any problems with my USB drivers. Also, I notice that the 2 usb ports on the front still don't send any power signal to my device during the boot-up sequence, so I figured it was something to do with my BIOS.
Here is what I've tried so far to fix this problem:
1) Removed BIOS battery to reset the BIOS settings
2) Checked the USBSTOR registry setting to make sure Windows was allowing me to access my usb device.
3) I tried resetting bios settings in the BIOS screen on bootup.
4) Tried re-installing the USB drivers in the device manager.
I am running an old P3 Compag Presario with windows XP, any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, it's not my device(USB Hard-drive) because plugging it into my XBOX 360 it works fine.