> > Well Thank you very very much. I did replace the power supply, "GLAD
> > IT WASNT PROPIETARY!!", and now the only issue I am having is my USB
> > devices still will not work if plugged in during boot.
> > I am running XP HOME EDITION W SP2. The particuliar device I am
> > trying to
> > use is a mouse. If I unplug and plug back in after boot, no problems,
> > otherwise it acts like it was never there.
> I don't have a definitive answer for you, but have you checked on Dell's
> website for your specific machine for any updated drivers (chipset or
> Elephant Boy Computers
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
THANKS AGAIN!!.. I did find an issue that seemed to be related to Windows XP
SP2, after further digging I discovered another issue related to needing a
BIOS update. I checked and the machine had already been flashed. SOOO...I
looked a little farther, and even though it did not seem related to my issue,
I found an article regarding a black screen during boot after applying SP2.
The article indicated you needed to go into BIOS and Set the USB to NO BOOT.
Even though I was not having the issue described I went into BIOS "(AND
ALTHOUGH THIS MAKES NO SENSE)" and changed the setting under USB to NO BOOT.
GUESS WHAT! All my USB devices now work during bootup.
I made sure that I answered "WAS THIS POST HELPFUL" and "DID THIS POST
ANSWER YOUR QUESTION" so you get proper credit. I really appreciate the
folks like you who "WATCH" the groups and try to help guys like me. Funny
thing is I used to be a guy like you during my days at EDS, but I have been
out of the business so long, I just dont know where to search like I use to.
Thanks again, and I see you work for a rather odd named company, but
obviously know your stuff. I will think of you in the future when I have an
issue. If you ever get into trouble with WIN NT or Small Business Server
4.5, those where, well are, my specialty. I need to bring myself up to date.