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USB devices freeze XP

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#1 huckypuck


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 10:40 PM

I recently had a virus issue that was resolved in this very forum (thank you!!!). I did do a system recovery as I had a hard crash and could not come up. THings are back up now and working fine other than I still have icons and shortcuts to programs that apparently are no longer on my PC. I just re-install them and things are good. I digress....shortly after my system restore, I started noticing that when I used the USB thumbdive I have been using to perform all of the needed tasks requested by the helpful person at Bleeping Computers, my system freezes and requires a manual reboot. If I leave the USB device plugged in during reboot, the screen just stays black and nothing happens. If I remove the devise prio tpo reboot, everything boots up normally. So far this is happening with my USB thumbdrive and my external hard drive. I have tested both devices in my laptop and they both work perfectly. I may have to turn down some freelance video work if I can't get this situated quickly.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:43 PM

Does this happen on all USB ports or just one?
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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