I did what the Adapetc site recommended for installing their driver, which was disabling the "NEC to PCI" driver and then updating it with Adaptec's driver (which I downloaded). At the end of the process, XP said the "device is now enabled". But...when I plug a device into the card nothing happens - the PC doesn't see it. Also, the second USB port on the card (there are 5) doesn't supply any power- it did before the repair install.
The USB2 ports that come from the MB are working fine. The PC responds to anything I plug into them.
Any ideas...maybe give up????