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Windows 7: Usb restarts when i plug in a usb device.

30 Dec 2011   #1
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Usb restarts when i plug in a usb device.

Sometimes When i plug in a usb device my computer instantly restarts, can anyone help? Here are my computer specs:


cOMPUTER sPECS:

MotherBoard: Gigabyte: GA-MA785GM-US2H

Cpu: AMD Phenom II x4 920 Processor

Memory: 2 X COrsair CM2x2048-6400C5

Netowrk adapter: Realtek pcie gbe family controller

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 1024 MB

Sound: Reaktek High Definition Audio

HardDrive: Seagate ST3250410AS

Thanks!


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30 Dec 2011   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

its cause by a short. is it the same device everytime? or same slot?

ive had it before and it was a faulty pen drive.

however (and youll lol at this) im forever plugging usb devices into my ethernet socket on my mac as they are next to each other.. it fits perfectly.. and often causes a restart but im sure your not as silly as me
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30 Dec 2011   #3
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

it's both my slots, it happens randomly sometimes i plug it in, it works, then other times it just restarts
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30 Dec 2011   #4
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

What case do you have? Is it the front panel USB connectors?
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30 Dec 2011   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Run a virus scan and check whether your USB device - I presume it is a pendrive - is infected. Your computer also needs to be scanned and cleaned.

If after this the problem persists, check your ports with any good pendrive. If it is OK then one can suspect the problem pendrive is faulty. I would backup all data in it , full format it and check again to be doubly sure.
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31 Dec 2011   #6
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
What case do you have? Is it the front panel USB connectors?
im not sure what case but my case has 2 usb ports in the front
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31 Dec 2011   #7
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Run a virus scan and check whether your USB device - I presume it is a pendrive - is infected. Your computer also needs to be scanned and cleaned.

If after this the problem persists, check your ports with any good pendrive. If it is OK then one can suspect the problem pendrive is faulty. I would backup all data in it , full format it and check again to be doubly sure.
Well if i did test it with a pen drive it might or might not restart because it happens to me randomnly.
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31 Dec 2011   #8
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

What kind of USB device are you plugging into it?
How long is the USB cable?
Does it happen with fornt case USB ports as well as the Rear USB ports on the MB?
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31 Dec 2011   #9
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

im trying to plug in my ipod touch, it's around 2 feet long, it only happens in the front
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31 Dec 2011   #10
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Try touching the bare metal in the rear of the case before and as you insert the USB. It sounds like a short in the front panel USN connectors.
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