This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped working. And I'm talking dead in the water dead. Tried rebooting to Safe Mode and the KB lit up briefly and even worked when making a choice, but when I choose an option be it safe mode or safe mode with networking or any other choice, after the windows files load and when it goes to the desktop the lights go off, the mouse doesn't respond nor do any thumb drives that are plugged in. I've tried the devices on my laptop and they all work fine.
Now get this my OS is on a SSD so.. I took and old HHD that had the OS on it plugged it up and bingo everything works so that more or less eliminates the MB being faulty and so now we're back to the software. I plugged my SSD along with the other disc drives and it now reads as H:/ dive (it was C:/) I was thinking if there was a way to reinstall the usb drivers to H:/ then boot to that it may work but microsoft (M$) in their articles state there's no need to download any drivers as their system already does that automatically, well I'm here to tell ya if they don't function when that drive is booted to, then how the heck are ya gonna get em to work? Like a fella said on another post they flat out don't respond, nothing, nada. So...in that drive I am unable to navigate at all period. Any ideas on how to put usb drivers on that drive so I can boot to it and go from there?