running windows xp



going nuts
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there is
nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my computer
was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing shows
up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before they fixed
my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it, and
that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just thought
[webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp pro's, as i
have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running windows
xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e: drive for
storage.

Kevin
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Have any work performed on your computer done at a reputable shop, with
certified technicians, that will back up the work. But, at this point, take
your machine back to your "guys" and inform them that they can now do the
job right and install XP Pro. This means they will actually have to know
what they are doing, format and partition the hard drive, find all the
required drivers and install them, download and install the necessary
critical updates, and deliver your system back to you in good working
condition. Then let them know that they will never touch your machine
again. Good luck.

"going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:98097988-2B32-4FF4-B036-1365E07DA8DA@microsoft.com...
> the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there is
> nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my
computer
> was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing
shows
> up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before they
fixed
> my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it, and
> that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just thought
> [webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp pro's, as
i
> have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running
windows
> xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e: drive
for
> storage.

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Friends/acquaintances screw up more computers than professionals!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:98097988-2B32-4FF4-B036-1365E07DA8DA@microsoft.com...
> the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there is
> nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my
> computer
> was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing
> shows
> up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before they
> fixed
> my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it, and
> that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just thought
> [webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp pro's, as
> i
> have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running
> windows
> xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e: drive
> for
> storage.

going nuts
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
i took it to a house business that has 3 employees. they fixed what i had
screwed up... see the other post that i wrote about: USB ports not working
after clean install of windows xp, below....

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Friends/acquaintances screw up more computers than professionals!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:98097988-2B32-4FF4-B036-1365E07DA8DA@microsoft.com...
> > the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there is
> > nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my
> > computer
> > was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing
> > shows
> > up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before they
> > fixed
> > my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it, and
> > that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just thought
> > [webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp pro's, as
> > i
> > have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running
> > windows
> > xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e: drive
> > for
> > storage.
>
>
>

Kevin
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
The problem here is that your post is not clear about what your real problem
is. Your statement "there is
nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports..." makes no
sense. Your statement "i go into the device manager, and nothing
shows up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that" also
makes no sense.

So what is the problem? Do the USB ports on your system work? Is the
installation of the operating system stable and working? Is the operating
system currently installed the one you want, or not?

"going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A14337A0-6C2F-4B89-9AF6-2CB81E93296D@microsoft.com...
> i took it to a house business that has 3 employees. they fixed what i had
> screwed up... see the other post that i wrote about: USB ports not working
> after clean install of windows xp, below....
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
> > Friends/acquaintances screw up more computers than professionals!
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Richard Urban
> >
> > aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
> >
> > If you knew as much as you think you know,
> > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >
> >
> > "going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:98097988-2B32-4FF4-B036-1365E07DA8DA@microsoft.com...
> > > the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there
is
> > > nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my
> > > computer
> > > was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing
> > > shows
> > > up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before
they
> > > fixed
> > > my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it,
and
> > > that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just
thought
> > > [webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp
pro's, as
> > > i
> > > have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running
> > > windows
> > > xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e:
drive
> > > for
> > > storage.
> >
> >
> >

going nuts
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
is there any way to fix this? i went into bios and enabled everything. the
computer is not even registering that there is something in the usb port. i
know the camera i plug in is getting a signal because the lights flash. i
plugged it into my mom's computer and it showed up right away. any
suggestions?
the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there is
nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my computer
was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing shows
up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before they fixed
my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it, and
that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just thought
[webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp pro's, as i
have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running windows
xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e: drive for
storage.
i downloaded tweak ui, unhid some drives, and it still doesn't work...


"Kevin" wrote:

> The problem here is that your post is not clear about what your real problem
> is. Your statement "there is
> nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports..." makes no
> sense. Your statement "i go into the device manager, and nothing
> shows up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that" also
> makes no sense.
>
> So what is the problem? Do the USB ports on your system work? Is the
> installation of the operating system stable and working? Is the operating
> system currently installed the one you want, or not?
>
> "going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A14337A0-6C2F-4B89-9AF6-2CB81E93296D@microsoft.com...
> > i took it to a house business that has 3 employees. they fixed what i had
> > screwed up... see the other post that i wrote about: USB ports not working
> > after clean install of windows xp, below....
> >
> > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> >
> > > Friends/acquaintances screw up more computers than professionals!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Richard Urban
> > >
> > > aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
> > >
> > > If you knew as much as you think you know,
> > > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> > >
> > >
> > > "going nuts" <goingnuts@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:98097988-2B32-4FF4-B036-1365E07DA8DA@microsoft.com...
> > > > the guys who fixed my computer installed regular xp on my box... there
> is
> > > > nothing plugged into the usb ports, they have their own ports... my
> > > > computer
> > > > was built by an old friend. i go into the device manager, and nothing
> > > > shows
> > > > up "universal serial bus controller" or anything like that. before
> they
> > > > fixed
> > > > my computer, i was running windows xp pro, and tried reinstalling it,
> and
> > > > that's when i started having issues with my usb webcam, but i just
> thought
> > > > [webcam] was a piece of shit. then i suddenly had two windows xp
> pro's, as
> > > > i
> > > > have 2 hard drives. i don't know how they fixed it, but i'm running
> > > > windows
> > > > xp on my c: drive. i have a floppy drive, and a cd rw. also an e:
> drive
> > > > for
> > > > storage.
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>


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