I'm sorry to hear about your problems your having!
Have you unplugged the power cord/charger and then remove the battery completely with the PC off. Give it a good minute or so then reconnect both and reboot
Also check the device manager for any devices (esp. USB related) that have yellow or red symbols on their icon, when nothing is plugged in the usb ports
additionally if you have media card slots check them since they are merely a usb channel, just like the others. - I'm not too sure if the battery has usb connect, i don't think Ive ever heard of that (you know to sense and adjust the power required)
Many internal wireless network cards run off a usb channel so check and see if you have wireless support (assuming you have a wireless transmitter)
Although there are other possible scenarios, that other members will surely offer in time, from the symptoms you described there is, in my opinion:
- almost certainly a hardware issue.
- it probably involves 1 of 3 things.
- A loose or bad contact (corroded over time) or wire connecting the USB ports to the MOB
- A problem with at least one of the rails in the power supply, (may also account for battery issue) [Check power levels in bios setup if possible - although sensors aren't always correct either]
- a "burnt-out" USB controller IC, or similar issue with a piece literally soldered on the MOB. [albeit, a worst case scenario]
Remember everything breaks, it's just a matter of when, and how bad. Some HDD's make it one day, some get thrown out with 10yr old systems in working condition still, I'm just hoping it's not your laptops day!
Lemme know what comes from what I talked about in the aforementioned text!
EDIT: I just noticed that these are 3 OS's listed in your specs, is it a multiboot system, or do you mean seperate computers? make sure I understand what the machine that has the probem has running for an OS! If it is a multiboot, I am curious if you had the same issue with all the OS's or just tryed one, etc...