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PC rebooting when inserting USB Device - case collections

Postby chicagotech » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:21 pm

Case 1: It is not hardware. Repairing Windows fixing the problem.

Case 2: Uninstall any USB root hubs and/or USB controllers in device manager and let windows redetect it on the next reboot.

Case 3: We had this on one of our machines at uni once, it turned out to be a broken motherboard - as the device was pulling too much power, and the motherboard wasn't reacting properly...

Case 4: It can also be caused by an IRQ/driver conflict. Hence the above advice I posted.

Case 5: Could be a (badly written) virus, one of the ones that runs via autorun.inf on your USB drive.

Case 6: Do you use Ghost at all? We had this problem before and it related to a file called GHMon.sys. Check out this link: GHMon.sys

Case 7: I had this on a staff home machine which they brought in. It turned out to be USB ports that would let you put the USB device in the wrong way round. Every time you did, the PC would shut down or reset. The PC is now lying dead on my desk, having been replaced - mobo is very faulty and it wasn't economical to repair it.

Case 8: This is a known problem if you have Nokia PC Suite installed as well.
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Re: PC rebooting when inserting USB Device - case collections

Postby chicagotech » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:25 pm

Method 1
I would suggest you to disable automatic startup. Insert the USB stick into different port and see if that helps.
a. Right click on computer and click on properties.
b. Click on Advanced System settings.
c. Click on Advanced Tab.
d. Click on Settings tab under Startup and recovery.
e. uncheck Automatically restart and click OK.

Method 2
I would suggest you to run hardware and devices troubleshooter.

Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... bleshooter

Additional information: Tips for solving problems with USB devices (Applies to Windows 7)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... SB-devices

Method 3
I would suggest you to check the event viewer for the exact error message.

Open Event Viewer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... ent-Viewer
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