Re: USB ports all stopped working
Yeah, a reinstall will lose everything. Make backups of your files first. I'm going to buy one of those external drives strictly for backup purposes. I have way too much files (in terms of size) to backup and those DVD disc are nothing to the amount of storage I plan to backup. If you reinstall Windows and it still doesn't work, you may want to consider buying a new motherboard.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?