+ 1 Votes How much memory does your laptop have? Peconet Tietokoneet 3 years ago If you only have one or two gigs worth it would be best to update it to 4 gigs. If you have 32 bit Windows then the operating system will only use less than 4 gigs. If you have 64 bit operating system then the whole 4 gigs will be used and your system will be a lot smoother with your installs and updates. + 0 Votes Well... dinkey 3 years ago I reloaded the machine put in all the drivers and service pack except the USB drivers. It recognizes everything that I plug in that is USB so I just left them alone for now. Everything seems to be working good so far. Thanks for all the help. + 1 Votes don't install those particular USB drivers CG IT 3 years ago . + 1 Votes wrong drivers? NS Designs 3 years ago maybe you installing the wrong usb drivers, + 1 Votes Or... SmartAceW0LF 3 years ago One of the USB ports has been fubared, which usually results in taking all of them out. + 1 Votes USB Drivers dinkey 3 years ago The touchpad on the laptop no longer works and I have to have a USB mouse. The USB mouse works fine until the USB drivers are installed then it quits working after several minutes I can navigate around with the keyboard and shutdown properly but then it will no longer boot again. With or without any USB devices attached. + 1 Votes don't install those USB drivers CG IT Updated - 3 years ago shrug, I dunno. if it was me, I'd go find different drives than those.. comp won't boot it's useless...I'd rather have it boot...and if there aren't other drives...I'd still rather have the comp boot... + 2 Votes check Driver version & date . . . Who Am I Really 3 years ago some "outdated" drivers for USB / chipset etc. can't be installed after SP installation if this unit originally shipped with XP (RTM) no SP or SP1 / 1a etc. then you have to install the drivers before installing any patches / Service Packs etc. also if the USB is working without third party / Mfg. "Drivers" then it's obvious that XP has recognized it and has basic support for the USB chipset and Mfg. drivers might not really be needed + 0 Votes USB Drivers Strayer 3 years ago Try this: Go to Device Manager. Go to the mouse and get into properties. Uninstall the drivers. I would do a restart with the USB mouse plugged in. Watch as Windows starts. You should see a pop up window saying that windows has found a what ever it calls the mouse and it will install the drivers. Don't do anything until windows tells you that your hardware is ready to use. In BIOS make sure that Legacy USB is enabled. I hope this does it. + 0 Votes Windows Strayer 3 years ago Another suggestion would be to do a clean install. OOPS< forgot there was no boot. + 0 Votes re: check Driver version & date dinkey Updated - 3 years ago The windows Xp Pro installed only comes with SP1. I've tried installing the USB drivers before doing SP 2&3 and after SP 2&3with same results as mentioned previously. Once they are in the system just doesn't respond and no longer boots. I was also asked if using SATA or IDE HDD and it is a SATA 160gb HDD. Thank you for all of your opinions and comments.