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Alright I was gonna check out linux redhat 9 the other day, so I went to BIOS and made my computer boot from the cd, then with partition magic 8, I made a linux ext2 partiton on my drive. I then installed redhat via the cd and used GRUB for the boot mode, and everything installed fine, but when I tried to load Redhat my screen would go blank like I had just shut my computer off (green light turned orange), when I looked at the screen on my TV I saw it did load to redhat stratup screen I just couldn't see it on my monitor for some reason. ANyhow to make a long story short I decided to just get rid of Redaht so I went into xp pro and delted the linux partitions (swap, boot and ext) with parttion magic.
then for soem reason when I restarted my computer it wouldn't load into the login screen, it would say GRUB_ and then hang there forever. I couldn't figure out what was wrong and since I had backed up important info onto my external harddrive I decided to just reinstall windows, so I reformated the windows partition (which was the only one I had at the moment) and installed xp pro again. Now here's the weird thing, My USB are not working, I can't recognize my scanner or my external harddrive (which has all my backup stuff including important school stuff) nor will it recognize my key drive which I used to transfer data between my computer and computers at school. I tried uninstalling the USB drivers via the device manager and reinstalling them and that don't work. I don't have a clue what I did to screw things up, but I really, really need some help. If anyone can help me get my USB devices working again I'd appreciate it immensly. Thanks and sorry for the long story.
Oh yeah, I took my external harddrive to school and it worked fine on their PC's there, so it has gotta be a problem with my USB. I had no problems until I tried to install Redhat and now I can't access anything. Its like windows will recognize the USB ports are there it just refuses to acknowledge anything I plug into them. ARGGGGG! its frustrating. Thanks.
 

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nevermind I figured it out,
While cruising the device manager I noticed a Question mark icon labeled other devices. I opened it and saw I needed to reinstall the controllers for the USB device. I did that windows searched, found, installed and all my USB devices appeared afterwards. YES!:D
 

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A quick answer to your problem with the boot loader, rather then reinstalling windows you could boot with a windows boot disk and type "fdisk /mbr" which will rewrite the windows boot loader into the master boot record. Just deleting partitions doesn't remove the bootloader thats installed when you install Linux or Windows for that matter :)
 
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