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    PC rebooting when inserting USB Device

    Hi, my problem is fairly simple.... everytime i connect a USB Device to my machine, the computer reboots.
    It doesn't matter whether its front or rear USB ports, or what device it is, aside from my mouse, which is fine!
    Within a second of inserting either my USB PEN, printer, or other device, the machine reboots.

    Can anyone help, or has anyone had the same issue?

    Thanks in advance
    Jonathan Hambleton

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    Uninstall any USB root hubs and/or USB controllers in device manager and let windows redetect it on the next reboot.

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    We had this on one of our machines at uni once, it turned out to be a broken motherboard - as the device was pulling too much power, and the motherboard wasn't reacting properly...

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    It can also be caused by an IRQ/driver conflict. Hence the above advice I posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jman167 View Post
    everytime i connect a USB Device to my machine, the computer reboots.
    Could be a (badly written) virus, one of the ones that runs via autorun.inf on your USB drive.

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    Do you use Ghost at all?

    We had this problem before and it related to a file called GHMon.sys

    Check out this link: GHMon.sys

    Hope it helps.

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    I had this on a staff home machine which they brought in. It turned out to be USB ports that would let you put the USB device in the wrong way round. Every time you did, the PC would shut down or reset.

    The PC is now lying dead on my desk, having been replaced - mobo is very faulty and it wasn't economical to repair it.

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    This is a known problem if you have Nokia PC Suite installed as well.
    If you have that installed, might be worth looking into?
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