Windows Thread, PC rebooting when inserting USB Device in Technical; Hi, my problem is fairly simple.... everytime i connect a USB Device to my machine, the computer reboots.
It doesn't ...
25th January 2008, 03:16 PM #1
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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
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25th January 2008, 03:20 PM #2
Uninstall any USB root hubs and/or USB controllers in device manager and let windows redetect it on the next reboot.
25th January 2008, 03:30 PM #3
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...
25th January 2008, 04:01 PM #4
It can also be caused by an IRQ/driver conflict. Hence the above advice I posted.
25th January 2008, 04:08 PM #5
Could be a (badly written) virus, one of the ones that runs via autorun.inf on your USB drive.
Originally Posted by jman167
29th January 2008, 12:21 PM #6
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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.
29th January 2008, 05:36 PM #7
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.
30th January 2008, 11:22 AM #8
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