I just thought i would post this for anyone else that runs into this issue.
This MB came to me with the USB turned off by default in the BIOS.
It also was running clamped down to 233mhz (not the 1.2ghz it is suposed to be at) It took me a while to realize this, i thought it was just dreadfully slow. (you can imagin,it was like trying to run XP Pro on a Pentium 2)
Moral: check the BIOS !