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Usb Floppy Shuts Down Xp

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#1 Outlaw Stitch

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:14 PM

System = HP Pavilion dv8320us. Brand new with only one program installed. I hooked up an USB floppy drive and it worked just right. I then downloaded the BIOS upgrade from the HP/Support site and installed it. Now the USB when hooked up will not let XP load. As soon as it starts I get a blue screen with an stop error that shuts down XP and will not boot up again until I unplug the USB floppy. I have a USB hub with four other devices running through it and they work fine. Even if all USB devices are unplugged and try the floppy drive again, it still shuts down the system.
Anybody got any ideas? Please!

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:26 PM

Welcome to BleepingComputer.....

Question if the USB drive worked correctly why did you go get a BIOS upgrade for the computer?

I would suggest going back to the computer web site you got the upgrade from and see if they have the last one you had, then download it and install it.

Age old addage is, "If it ain't broke do not fix it."

Edited by ThorXP, 28 September 2006 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:53 PM

The only thing that has changed (presumably) is the BIOS flash that you did. So, I'd say that the BIOS flash probably caused the problem.

There's many, many things that can go wrong with a BIOS flash. As ThorXP says, the BIOS is one area where it's not wise to mess around unless there's a specific reason for doing it.

Anywhooo.....Have you tried to reset your CMOS to see if the default settings will allow it to boot with the USB floppy plugged in? Have you gone into the BIOS and enabled the USB and floppy drive functions necessary to allow access?
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