Gigabyte EP45-UD3P MB problem

I installed this motherboard and decovered that non of the USB ports are working. The OS is XP Sp3. Has anyone else heard anything like this happening? :a

did you check the bios to make sure its enabled.

What bios version do you have? F7 and F8F are the latest

I presume you’ve installed drivers (Intels website) and haven’t disabled the USB ports in BÃŒOS?
//Danne

[QUOTE=eric93se;2228729]did you check the bios to make sure its enabled.

What bios version do you have? F7 and F8F are the latest[/QUOTE]

Yes

F7

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2228834]I presume you’ve installed drivers (Intels website) and haven’t disabled the USB ports in BÃŒOS?
//Danne[/QUOTE]

I installed the drivers from the MB setup disk
:confused:

I also have 2 Raptor 74gb hdds that I wanted to setup in raid0, but windows wouldn’t recognize the drives yet they were in the device managers list. The Manual says to “prepare a startup disk with CD-Rom support and a blank formatted floppy disk.” The floppy disk I understand but the disk with CD-ROM support I’m not sure about.

You need to slipstream drivers onto the Windows CD.
//Danne

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2229187]You need to slipstream drivers onto the Windows CD.
//Danne[/QUOTE]

:confused: Huh?what? I don’t know what that means. Sorry :o

“Integrate” drivers
http://www.nliteos.com/ is a very useful tool…
//Danne

You shouldn’t need to reinstall windows with slipstreamed drivers.
Try installing/reinstalling the chipset drivers from your Mobos support page here:
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=3013

Also, make sure you plugged the case cable to connect your front usb ports to the motherboard.

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2229238]“Integrate” drivers
http://www.nliteos.com/ is a very useful tool…
//Danne[/QUOTE]

I have a regestry cleaner now. I don’t need to spend any more money. I would just like to solve this problem :frowning:

[QUOTE=adict2jane;2229251]You shouldn’t need to reinstall windows with slipstreamed drivers.
Try installing/reinstalling the chipset drivers from your Mobos support page here:
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=3013

Also, make sure you plugged the case cable to connect your front usb ports to the motherboard.[/QUOTE]

Thanks adict2jane i’ll give it try

[QUOTE=Bitdman;2229266]I have a regestry cleaner now. I don’t need to spend any more money. I would just like to solve this problem :([/QUOTE]

Nlite is free, but not extremely easy to use. It uses your original OS disc and allows you to add the new drivers to it and then burn a new disc.

[QUOTE=eric93se;2229671]Nlite is free, but not extremely easy to use. It uses your original OS disc and allows you to add the new drivers to it and then burn a new disc.[/QUOTE]

I took Diizzy’s advice but I purchased Driver Agent and dumped my other program because I liked what I read and saw. :slight_smile: Thanks diizzy.

Why on earth did you do that when everything is provided at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/ , http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Drivers/Realtek/ and Gigabyte SATA Controller drivers at their own site?
//Danne

Ididn’t end up buying the Driver agent because while scanning my systems drivers it crashed my computer. The system is very unstable right know. I’ll get it in shape eventualy.
My last two builds I used Intel motherboards and things went much smoother. Thanks for the good advice though.