Originally Posted by strollin
Try removing the battery and just running off the AC adapter. The battery shouldn't be an issue but if it is shorted internally it may be drawing excess power to the point that your USB ports aren't getting enough.
When you first upgraded to Win 7, you said the USB ports worked then. Was your battery working then?
Yes, the battery started acting up in Windows 7, imma try getting a new battery (Authentic!!) and see how that goes, hopefully it works