use of usb ports causes machine to lock up

  spud10 22:28 21 Apr 06

I have just finished removing spyware and a virus from a friends Xp machine and replaced a burnt out dvd drive. If I connect a usb device to the machine the computer locks up and I have to power it off to reset. Is it possible that the usb board is somehow damaged and will have to be replaced.
Spud 10

  remind 22:35 21 Apr 06

Boot in safe mode (hit f8 repeatedly or hold CTRL when booting) - Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager, delete all the USB entries except any with `Host` in the description. Reboot and allow Windows to reinstall the drivers, reboot again and try it.

  spud10 22:40 21 Apr 06

Thanks for the information I will try out as soon as I can.
Thanks again.

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