comp shuts down when usb stick inserted

rymort

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Weird problem, my computer always reboots when a usb drive is inserted while in windows xp pro. Tried several different types of usb drives and still the same problem, anyone know whats wrong?
 

rymort

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thats what i thought at first but it does it in the back ports as well. weird eh?

no it hasnt always happened, only for about the past 6 months or so
 

rymort

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although now that i think about it i didnt get a usb drive till about 6 months ago so yea...


ive tried 4 different types of usb drives form different brand names
 

rymort

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I recently did a complete format, about 1 month ago and it was doing it before that.
 

Celegorm

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i have seen this caused by a short in the usb hub. see if the sticks work in other comptuers, then if/when they do, try them in every port on your computer.
 
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