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30-Jun-2012, 07:09 PM #1
Inserting or Removing drives from USB causes Windows Explorer to restart
Hi Guys,

So I have a problem where roughly 25% of the time I insert or remove a thumb drive, my cellphone, or an external hd, windows explorer restarts. This is mostly a problem for me because certain programs in my tray are not restored and I have no way to access them after that even though they are still running. Could you help me figure out why this is happening or how to access a program if it's tray icon disappears?

I've got an HP Pavillion Elite HPE and I've noticed this occurring with all of my front facing USB Ports.

Thank you!!
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01-Jul-2012, 07:14 AM #2
that is almost certaily caused by faulty ports grounding when moved and shorting out

does it also happen on the rear ports or only on the front ports
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01-Jul-2012, 08:26 PM #3
I usually keep the rear one's plugged in at all times so I haven't noticed, but I will test them out. And if anyone knows a solution to the tray problem, that would help as well. I tried the program trayprotect by 12ghosts but it doesn't seem to detect any of my open programs at all. Not sure what I'm doing wrong :/
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