USB Ports stopped working
Posted on 2006-03-21
A little while back it seems my usb ports on the back of my asus motherboard began to not work. now it's gotten to a point that next to none of them are working. On some of the ports my keyboard will light up but not be recognized or XP won't even attempt to recognize it. Like it's getting power but not recognizing data. On other ports nothing just dead. on another Xp will see something is there and say it's unrecognized or an error happened. I have some usbs on the front of my case that plug into motherboards onboard usb pins up until this morning one of those two ports was working.
I'm thinking this to be one of two things, a bad power supply (including possibly the 600w in there isn't enough watts) or a bad motherboard. I am hoping it's not the motherboard, but I need some way of testing or correcting this.
I looked at the power monitor in the bios and saw that the 12v was at about 12.3 and the 5v was either 5.3 or 5.5. I'm not sure exactly what it should be or what it means, So I could use some enlightenment on the voltages and what they mean.
At times I have also gotten an error that says "Overclocking failed" however there is no overclocking occuring. Any ideas?
here are some details on my machine's specs....
Motherboard: P4C800-E Deluxe
Video Card: Sapphire Tech Ati radeon 9600 pro 256mb
Memory: 1GB Corsair XMS with LEd
Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer Limited Edition
Hard Drives 1: Hitachi 250gb SATA
Hard Drives 2: Maxtor 300gb SATA
Hard Drives 3: Maxtor 250gb SATA
CD/DVD: Samsung DVD+-rw
PCI Card: Silicon Imaging SATARaid controller (to handle the 3rd SATA drive)
Power Supply: 600W
CPU Fan: Cool Master Aerojet
Any input, tests or diagonosises would be awesome!