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USB troubles

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Airman Basic, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

    If I leave anything USB connected to one of our computers running XP for
    longer than a few minutes, the computer locks hard, requiring a hardware
    restart. The USB devices work fine in other computers. Googling the
    problem returns lots of hits, but no answers. Anybody else have this?
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Airman Basic wrote:
    > If I leave anything USB connected to one of our computers running XP for
    > longer than a few minutes, the computer locks hard, requiring a hardware
    > restart. The USB devices work fine in other computers. Googling the
    > problem returns lots of hits, but no answers. Anybody else have this?


    The power supply might be overheating. Try a powered USB hub.. that's
    probably easier than replacing the power supply to test.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  3. T Shadow

    T Shadow Flightless Bird

    "Airman Basic" <airman_basic@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:aeWdnXa9lNneTuzWnZ2dnUVZ_gidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > If I leave anything USB connected to one of our computers running XP for
    > longer than a few minutes, the computer locks hard, requiring a hardware
    > restart. The USB devices work fine in other computers. Googling the
    > problem returns lots of hits, but no answers. Anybody else have this?


    Not that specific one but plenty of others. This is what I do.

    Remove all USB devices. If you have an internal card reader at least remove
    any cards inserted. In Device Manager uninstall all of the USB entries.
    Reboot and let them reinstall. Retry devices one at a time. USB driver
    corruption has been the biggest problem I've had with XP, by far.

    You may need to uninstall anything USB related in Add/Remove Software too
    then repeat the first paragrhaph before reinstalling devices one at a time.
     

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