A girl at work brought her computer in for me to look at. It's an E-Machine with XP Home installed. She said her mouse suddenly quit working. She thought the mouse was bad so bought another. Same results. I asked her to bring it in so I could look at it. She was right...there is no detection of the mouse. I've tried plugging various mice into the USB and PS2 ports with no results. The pointer appears in the center of the screen, but nothing else comes up.
The reason I tried the PS2 mouse is because I'm having trouble with her USB ports. I plugged another device, a 1 GB thumb drive, and got nothing. The drive was getting power, as noted by the illuminated LED, but Windows never stated that it found new hardware. I had it search, with both the mouse and stick drive plugged in, but it was unable to detect anything.
Are we thinking the motherboard is having issues now? I checked the BIOS but didn't see anything unusual there. USB settings were enabled.
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.