About a month ago, my desktop running XP Professional stopped recognizing new USBs. It opens the "Found New Hardware Wizard", but ultimately finds nothing. USBs that I have loaded before the problem started continue to be recognized and operate at they should. This includes flash drives, a scanner and an Iomega external disk.
I thought the problem was caused by Abusctrl for whenever I booted it told me it had a problem and it did not load. However, I removed it through the control panel and no longer get the message, but the non recognition problem continues.
Does anyone know what I can try next? Thanks in advance.