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    USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Hello,

    I am having the above issue when pupils come to plug in their USB pen drives, the pc automatically restarts. Anyone know how/why this is happening?

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Hiya, what hardware and OS are you running?

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Hiya, what hardware and OS are you running?
    OS = Windows XP
    Hardware.....you mean motherboard?

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Is it only pen drives? Do any other USB devices cause this?

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Quote Originally Posted by firefox_2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Hiya, what hardware and OS are you running?
    OS = Windows XP
    Hardware.....you mean motherboard?

    regards

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    Yup, motherboard and processor please.

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Also are these machines all the same? Or are the USB pen drives the same?

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    turn automatic reboot off to see the blue screen, it might mention the responsible driver.

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    I used to get this on my machines, it was only for some users though admin seemed ok, i eventually assigned a permanent drive letter to all usb pen drives and it went away so you could try that?

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    I had a similar problem, and again, went into Management, and assigned the USB pen drives a permanent drive letter. Tedious process, but it stopped the conflicts with existing drives.

    It seemed to be certain network cards/drivers with us, every time a network drive was mapped to F: for example, if the USB Pen also wanted F:, the machine would reboot.

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    You've got intel motherboards haven't you? I had this problem and had to do a new windows image in the end.

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Quote Originally Posted by firefox_2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Hiya, what hardware and OS are you running?
    OS = Windows XP
    Hardware.....you mean motherboard?

    regards

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    Yup, motherboard and processor please.
    Only appears to be happening with USB pen drives as far as I can tell....

    Motherboard = i80010 - DD

    Processor = Genuine Intel x86 Family 6 model 8 Celeron 1.70 GHz

    Sorry about delay.....messed up school website (d'oh)

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    I had a similar problem, and again, went into Management, and assigned the USB pen drives a permanent drive letter. Tedious process, but it stopped the conflicts with existing drives.
    Nooo need for this just deploy USBdlm

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    That's a good one Tosca. I've added it to the essential software list on the WiKi.

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    Re: USB Memory Pens causing PCs to restart

    I deployed it via GPO and then copied the ini file over witha script.


    Works a treat, i use it for software restrictions.......bannig exe's etc via the letter U:

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