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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

Ok I'm sure This is a repeat because I have seen it before. My moms computer is at risk because she disabled windows updates. my job is to install them and get the system fully secure. my problem is when I install SP3 as long as she has her USB devices connected windows will hang at the boot loading screen. when I disconnect them it boots fine. she has said that disconnecting them to boot then re connecting them is not acceptable and wants it fixed. problem is with out removing SP3 I don't know how.

So anyone who can tell me how to fix the Win XP SP3 Infinite boot time when USB devices are connected with out having to remove SP3 I will worship forever.

her computer is an HP Pavilion a450n if that helps

p.s. yes my mom is that scary.

Edited by CHansohn, 13 March 2010 - 08:26 PM.

CPU = Intel i7 950
Motherboard = Asus P6X58D
RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
Power Supply = Corsair AX1200W
Graphics Card = GTX 580 2-way SLI


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:05 PM

Various users have reported boot problems...when USB devices which are on...are connected to the system.

The easy fix is to turn them off and boot.

A more elaborate attempt involves looking in the system BIOS and ensuring that there are no settings which allow booting from USB devices. When such are enabled and no bootable devices are found...I believe that Windows hangs up in the boot effort. But...that whole theory depends on how the BIOS is set up.

What USB devices is your mother so adamant about?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:03 AM

She has a external drive that has backups of personal information that she needs to have access to daily and she wants things easy for her. thus why I have been given the task instead of doing it herself.

CPU = Intel i7 950
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RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:49 PM

Are the USB Drivers updated, and is the BIOS the latest version?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:45 AM

I looked at the Bios her comp does not support booting from USB. only floppy CD/DVD and HDD

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:56 AM

Then...I suppose the only trick I would try...would be to (with external drive atttached and on) remove the USB controller drivers (only the controller drivers) via Device Manager and reboot the system.

Probably will have no impact, but it won't harm anything.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

Well I did the hp bios update and that seemed to have fixed it. Thax all for the help

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:22 PM

Feedback appreciated, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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