Laptop is a Tosh Satellite running XP Home SP3, ports were working fine previously but went through a couple of broadband adaptors - initially has a card slot one but it got knocked in and damaged slot so then got a cheap usb one but kids knocked that so decided to go for a plug in one. My cd drive doesnt work on laptop - have yet to take it apart to see whats causing prob so when I plugged in the modem XP didnt recognise it and I had to get the driver from the web. then a few days later decided to copy files off my mobile to the pc which involves reading the memory card. None of my memory card readers were recognised, then tried my bluetooth device which I have also used in past and its not recognised by XP either!
The broadband adaptor is a edimax nlite - my bt hub is only setup for max of G network....could my adaptor be causing this prob, or perhaps some update I have taken from microsoft or a driver? Thought of trying to uninstall or try to rollback driver on usb hubs or controllers? Anyone any ideas or will I just have to fix the cd drive so I can load up an xp or tosh cd to see if I can fix it. Hardware info showing all devices are working properly.
Thanks for any advice!