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This has happened once before and I think Windows XP fixed itself after some time, but I don't know how. While transferring files onto a 4gig flash drive, I got an error message that one file could not be copied as the parameter was incorrect. Then the light stayed on, on the flash drive, and nothing would ''release'' it. I impolitely pulled the drive out of the slot and now every time I plug any flash drive into either of the front side USB ports I get a message that the device has malfunctione


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I have seen USB ports fried like this, by USB devices. It can render them usesless.
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\015\012What you can try, is go to the Device Manager, and uninstall the USB ports there. Then go up to Scan for hardware changes. That should automatically reinstall the drivers, in case they got hosed.
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\015\012If that still does not work, they may be dead. I have seen it where even a device light works, which means there is power on the USB port, but the communications part does not work.
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\015\012In a desktop PC, you can get an add in PCI card, and route the ports to the front, that is a possible fix for you.
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