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Inserting or Removing drives from USB causes Windows Explorer to restart

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Hacked2Pieces, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. Hacked2Pieces

    Hacked2Pieces Thread Starter

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    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!!
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    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
     
  3. Hacked2Pieces

    Hacked2Pieces Thread Starter

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    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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