... or better, it seems to hate its USB ports. For no apparent reason when I came back to it after lunch, my mouse or any other device that needs to be plugged into any of the USB entries won't be "seen" by my pc. At forst I thought it was the mouse, but I tried different ones, in all the possible sockets... I tried some USB pens... nothing. I tried running some programs, checking for viruses and stuff (no result), some pc diagnostics (nothing apparently), I tried doing a reset of the system to a past date... nothing. At some point in some of my rummaging here and there I saw a message about an Error 43... about something related to the USB that didn't work properly and had been turned off... but I don't have a clue about what went wrong, and how to turn it back on... and I don't even know if it has anything to do with my problem. I am totally clueless!!! Does anyone have a clue of something I could try before throwing myself at the feet of the computer technician in a shop near her, and begging him to help me?? Help me, FSU-ers!!!