Missing USB controllers

I just reinstalled Win2K after my hard disk crashed.

Everything went well but when I look in the Device Manager the USB controllers are missing. No USB devices are detected or work.

Can anyone suugest how I can fix /install the USB controllers?

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Check this

General USB Troubleshooting in Windows 2000

I would think you should first do windows update going to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com 
and then restart the machine if all are present

Updated USB 2.0 Drivers Are Available in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)

Post back if the updates help

Still if doesnot work , try to check if 'Plug and Play' service is running
go to start ---> run ---> services.msc
scroll down to plug and play and start it and make the startup as automatic.

See if that would help .. Check  by connecting an USB device and see if windows would recognise it
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Also check they are not disabled in the BIOS..
Was USB ok before you did a re-install.
Get updated chipset drivers for your motherboard from the vendors website..

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Jason210Author Commented:
Oops. I forget about that.

I reecently installed a new hard disk and during the process reset the bios to mininal default to trouble shoot a boot-up problem. This setting disables the USB, and I forgot to manually enable it later.
That was very smart suggestion , 1stITMAN..
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Well glad to help...
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Thanks sunray_2003
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