cool i will try it now actually
my my suggestion didnt work :S lets see how this goes
===== UPDATE =====
i removed both ground jumpes and i plugged in my webcam first and it was detcted but when i plugged in my flash drive and i saw no activity/power led coming from the drive and i saw "Found new hardware Unknown device". it still doesnt work but atleast my pc aint locking up.
i also noticed when i was removing the ground jumpers i saw 2 jumpers called shield? i have no idea what they are.
====== UPDATE =====
oh god, i pluigged my portable hdd in the front usb 2.0 port and my pc locked up but i saw a tooltip that said 'power surge on usb hub" whats happening?