Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:25 AM
For the past several days, my usb wireless network adapter's connection has been flaky. It disconnected from the network randomly and couldn't reconnect until I removed it from the device manager, rebooted and reinstalled it. If I plugged in a new usb device it would immediatly disconnect.
Also, for several months when I plug in a backup external harddrive I lose the connection to the network and I cannot see the harddrive.
Yesterday, I turned off the computer and then it would not restart. No response at the power button but the little thingy for my wireless keyboard and mouse was blinking all three lites and my blackberry was still charging so I know there was power to usb.
I found that if I unplugged all usb devices the computer will boot up fine.
I'm up and running now because I booted up with only the monitor attached then plugged in the keyboard/mouse and network adapter.
Thanks in advance! Kim