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Connecting USB device reboots WindowsXP

By Amigo1925 ·
When, I connect any USB device to my WindowsXP causes it to shut down and keeps shut until I disconnect it the USB device!
And then, when it starts again it gives me the message "Windows has recovered from serious error" ... Is there any other solutions than formatting and reinstalling WindowsXP?

1) For about five seconds or so before it shuts down it gives me the message from the system tray saying "USB device detected" like any normal windows then it goes black screen at once!

2) I connected the USB devices to different USB ports that are directly connected to the motherboard

3) I've already removed the USB devices from the device manager many times, and to no vail!

4) This happens with any USB device whether is a flash memory card or a digital camera! Through an USB hub and directly!
Thanks for taking the time to read and to respond ..

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Connecting USB device reb ...

sounds like hardware to me. anything in the event log?

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by jasonbis In reply to Connecting USB device reb ...

Try updating the BIOS and chipset. Those two things should take care of the problem since they control USB. One other thing you could try is disabling USB legacy support in the BIOS and see what happens.

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Connecting USB device reboots WindowsXP

by sami.jumppanen In reply to Connecting USB device reb ...

I've had similar experiences lately, rebooting occurs even with self-powered USB-devices, like laser printer or external USB-IDE-adapter. The problems started after adding DVB-receiver and/or USB hub (both taking the power from USB connector). The hub gets warm just sitting there, so it's got to take some power!

I've got Compaq Presario SR5019SC, with 945GCT-HM (Livermore) motherboard. It only has 4 USB connectors (2 front, 2 rear).

I may have to get rid of the USB hub... I hope I can verify and solve the problem.

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