1. Delete the USB drivers
2. Looked in Device manager for conflicts
3. Updated the Bios
4. Changed out the power supply (I thought the other one was failing)
The USB ports work because I have 2 USB printers, a USB wireless adapter and my USB thumb drives all work. I just can't figure out why it will not work with my external hard drives (2.5 60 gb, Coolmax 400gb, Generic 200gb, Coolmax 2.5/3.5 harddrive converter). I don't think it is a power problem because two od my external hard drives have its own power. I even unplged the printers to see if it would work using those connection - no luck.
Windows troubleshooter is worthless and what I can find on the microsoft website does not help.
I have all updates installed and is up to date with AV and Spyware check (Symantec, Ad-adware, Spybot, Spyware blaster, super Anti-Spyware, Pest Patrol).
Can anyony help.