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after re installing windows my cpu shuts off when plugging in removable hard drive

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#1 chugg


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:05 PM

I whiped my laptop and re installed windows xp and now when I plug in any of my removable hard drives or an empty 4 port usb hub a blue screen flashes for such a short amount of time i cant read one word. The computer will re start and go to the screen that asks if I would like to start windows normally or with my last known configuration that worked. This does not happen however when I plug in my receiver for my wireless mouse in the same port. These devices I am plugging in works fine on any other computer. I have 2 other usb ports which does not work. I am at the beginning of a business trip that will last 3 weeks and all my info is on these removable drives so this could not have happened at a worse time. This is on my Toshiba laptop 5205-s703. I have the 3 disks for my drivers and installed the 1st one fine. The other 2 didnt give me options to install anything. I tried to go to the Toshiba website and download the drivers but I couldnt find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated....

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Try this... Start> right click on My Computer> Properties> Advanced> Startup and Recovery. Under startup and Recovery click on Settings, uncheck the box in Automatically restart under System failure. This will stop the automatic restarts. Once this is done you should get an error message rather than restarting. Please post the exact error message.

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