Here is what happened. I installed photoshop 3.0 and the little crap took over my machine, it became the default image viewer and it started up when I plugged my camera in. Problem is, I had a moment of stupidity and when the little control freak offered to remove the camera for me rather than me doing it manually with the "safely remove hardware" thing, I allowed it to. Ever since then, my computer does not recognize my digital camera when I plug it into a USB port and now it is not recognizing my printer in the same way. All that shows up is the safely remove hardware thing. According to that, there is a USB Mass Storage Device in location 0.
Now, as for troubleshooting, I have removed every Adobe product from my computer and also un-installed Spybot, which works as a firewall and saves changes that installed software make on my machine. (Naturally I re-started after these changes.) I have tried un-installing and re-installing the plug and play drivers from the device manager and even using the "safely remove hardware" option all to no avail.
This is most definitely not a hardware problem as my webcam works fine in any of my USB ports. Does anyone know what could be causing this and what else I can do?