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hanging system when plugging in USB device

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by krazeecrw, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. krazeecrw

    krazeecrw Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2002
    When ever I plug a USB product in my Windows 2000 laptop, the system says Found Hardware and then stops and hangs. I am forced to reboot as nothing ever happens. I really dont have much on this system. Any ideas why it may be hanging?
  2. Tushman

    Tushman Banned

    Nov 10, 2002
    Next time more information would be extremely beneficial in getting a more helpful reply.

    1) What is the device you're trying to plug in?
    2) Do you have the latest drivers available for the device?
    3) What is going on.... have you actually installed it previously and you're plugging it back in Or are you installing it for the first time?
    4) What is your operating system?
    5) At what point is the hang-up occuring?
    6) Have you tried to install it while in safe mode?

    And finally, this may be the least likely scenario for you but the problem may be that you're trying to install it while logged under as a restricted user or guest account. For W2K Pro and XP you need to install it as an administrator.
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