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Windows 7: Computer crashes when I plug in a USB drive.

01 Feb 2010   #1
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Computer crashes when I plug in a USB drive.

No Blue Screen, it seems the computer just dies, goes black, and restarts when I plug in a usb drive. The same behavior happened last night when I unplugged a usb game controller. Very strange. Any thoughts as to why this is happening. The computer boots up fine with the USB drive plugged in, and I can write to the drive, etc.., but when I plug it in, if the computer is up, it immediately crashes..


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you find anything in the Event Viewer that might help?

Do all USB drives do the same thing, or just 1 specific one?
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01 Feb 2010   #3
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hi musiclover7..

I'm not that familiar with your prob.I'm pretty sure our seniors here are able to help you.
But here's a link regarding the issue you're facing with now.
Hope this helps.

Prevent PC Crash (Hangs) on connecting / plugging USB drives or devices
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01 Feb 2010   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
No Blue Screen, it seems the computer just dies, goes black, and restarts when I plug in a usb drive. The same behavior happened last night when I unplugged a usb game controller. Very strange. Any thoughts as to why this is happening. The computer boots up fine with the USB drive plugged in, and I can write to the drive, etc.., but when I plug it in, if the computer is up, it immediately crashes..
I have seen this problem with computers using sub standard or old power supplies, how old is your PSU ?

try check your PSU minimum requirements here
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02 Feb 2010   #5
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The Computer and the power supply are both brand new. The Power supply is 450 watts. This is a computer I built for my Dad who lives 1000 miles away, and I am no longer visiting.. so.. will have to work around his schedule to address the issue. Will try some of these suggestions though, and let you know. Thanks..
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03 Feb 2010   #6
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
The Computer and the power supply are both brand new. The Power supply is 450 watts. This is a computer I built for my Dad who lives 1000 miles away, and I am no longer visiting.. so.. will have to work around his schedule to address the issue. Will try some of these suggestions though, and let you know. Thanks..
well try get the make and model of him, possibly a cheap and cheerful that came with the case ?

If so it's unlikely it's as good as the rated wattage claims and with a graphics card and a few peripherals on a high wattage cpu it's easy to get close to tripping it out ?
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