I am running Windows 98se. Some time back I had bought a USB webcam. It was working fine until recently when all of a sudden my USB controller in my Device Manager suddenly vanished without notice. I have tried installing the USB drivers many times now, but it is not working. When I plug in my webcam, Win98 does not recognise it and says that the device is not connected to the computer. I think one last option is to install a fresh Windows OS and then see if windows recognises the webcam and the USB controller in the Device Manager. Before doing this I would like to know if anyone has experienced a similar problem and whether there is an alternative solution to reinstalling windows. Has my USB controller on my motherboard been damaged for good?