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usb will not work in windows xp

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I have a pent III system with a soyo mainboard. I was running windows 98. When I upgraded to windows xp, the system froze. The only way i could get the installation to finish was by disabling the onboard usb. Afterwards i enabled the usb, it froze again (during boot, at splash screen). I disabled it and installed a pci usb card. same problem it froze.  any suggestions?
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I have already done that. sorry i forgot to mention it
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I have installed chipset updates and flashed bios. Still no luck. I tried a clean install with no peripherals.I guess this board just doesn't want to run xp.
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yes i  did. i got all updates.

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I think I'm just going to change the motherboard. thanks for the help
What is the model number of your soyo mainboard?
Also, grab a flashlight and make sure none of your USB ports have any trash in them.  A good spurt of compressed air is a good idea, also.  If there is something in there shorting the connector then some pretty crazy things can happen.

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the model is SY-7VBA133
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