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Windows 7: All USB storage devices CRASH windows

28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
All USB storage devices CRASH windows

The title is basically all you need to know. I have tried everying, but I am up for suggestions.

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28 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

Can you insert a USB device without Windows crashing? Or is it durring boot/restart? I was getting a BSOD on bootup from a flash drive. I was able to insert the drive once Windows was up and running, then in device manager I expanded 'Portable Devices' and disabled the flash drive there.

This didnt disable the storage but the portable drivers Windows loads because it thinks my flash drive is a poratable/music device type.

Depending on your storage devices you may need a driver update. I was also getting errors (not crashes) and had to update the Intel Storage Manager. Some info on your system might help us to better determine the problem and solution.


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28 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would do a clean reinstall of Windows.
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28 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SillyMan View Post
I would do a clean reinstall of Windows.
4 times enough for you?
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28 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, where did you get your Win 7?
And do you have the latest BIOS?
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28 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Disk4mat View Post
Can you insert a USB device without Windows crashing? Or is it durring boot/restart? I was getting a BSOD on bootup from a flash drive. I was able to insert the drive once Windows was up and running, then in device manager I expanded 'Portable Devices' and disabled the flash drive there.

This didnt disable the storage but the portable drivers Windows loads because it thinks my flash drive is a poratable/music device type.

Depending on your storage devices you may need a driver update. I was also getting errors (not crashes) and had to update the Intel Storage Manager. Some info on your system might help us to better determine the problem and solution.
If I Insert my Guitar hero guitar/Mouse Keyboard they work fine, as soon as its my External HDD or a Flash Drive it instantly locks up (screen freezes, mouse and keyboard wont respond and time stops lol). Can not plug them in when the pc is on or starting up (when starting up it will freeze just after the loading screen and just before the login screen). Also the devices is WD elements and Toshiba 2gb...


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28 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SillyMan View Post
OK, where did you get your Win 7?
And do you have the latest BIOS?
Windows 7 worked fine for at least a month before yesterday it froze then epic hours of repairs.
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28 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

If everything was working up until recently, something must have changed. Like a Windows Update or setting for Auto play maybe?

Have you tried using system restore to go back to when you know everything was working?

Also have you tried inserting the drives while in safe mode?
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28 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Disk4mat View Post
If everything was working up until recently, something must have changed. Like a Windows Update or setting for Auto play maybe?

Have you tried using system restore to go back to when you know everything was working?

Also have you tried inserting the drives while in safe mode?
I have completely reinstalled windows at least 4 times so it might be my hardware or my drivers, yes i have in safe mode and it still freezes up. and system restored to an earlier state before I reinstalled you can guess why I reinstalled...
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28 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Also you said something about a Intel Storage Manager? I'll see if this helps.
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