We have a relatively young Acer laptop. Aspire 6930, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, Vista Home Premium SP1, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2GHz, etc.
Out of the blue the plug & play on the USB ports is no longer working. The ports will not recognize any type of peripheral plugged into any of the 3 ports. I've attempted everything in my arsenal to debug/fix:
- Though the devices looked fine, I removed the items via Device Manager, rebooted, OS found & re-established the device drivers for the ports and say they're working properly
- Made sure the PnP service was up and running
- Went into the BIOS. Not only was there no PnP setup feature, but there also wasn't an Advanced menu item.
- Perused all utilities under the Control Panel attempting to find one that might help. Nothing jumped out at me.
BONUS - Any ideas if there's a key-combo Easter egg for Advanced BIOS setup on this model of Acer? I've scoured the internet myself but nothing suggested worked.