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iPod or USB hard drive cause Windows XP to freeze

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xocgx, Oct 8, 2009.

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    xocgx Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I've had this problem for a while where if I connect my iPod touch to the USB port (and the Apple Mobile service is on) it freezes instantly. sometimes it would work for a second or so, but when the iPod went to sleep/made that beep, the whole Pc froze (power cycle required). I know the iPod works on other machines and other iPods cause ti to crash as well.

    Fast forward to yesterday when my new Western digital MyBook 1 TB came in. I plugged it in and at first, it just wasn't seeing it. I found good advice on this forum about revealing hidden drivers in device nmanager, deleting ALL USB devices and drives not present and rebooting. that actually worked. I got my songs to my 1 TB drive (to be safe, luckily) and then started synching my iPod. It actually synched 1200 of the 1250 songs and then froze.

    Now, no matter what I do with deleting the devices, rebooting, etc, it seems to freeze instantly. Heck, the USB drive freezes now, too. when I power cycle and go back to the devices, there IS a new hidden device for the MyBook or iPod so it actually starts to (or maybe finishes) adding the service, but the PC locks.

    I also disabled the Indexing service and DEP (as per other threads on this site) to no avail. I have Windows XP SP3. I have read many others claim that their similar issues started around SP2 (which sounds about right). My mobo is an ASUS p5nSLI.

    If anyone has ideas/solutions, let me know! I do eventually plan to swap out the mobo and CPU (and eventually go to Windows 7) but I fear the problem will continue. As far as I know, USB gamepads still work.

    Thanks!!!
     
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    xocgx Thread Starter

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    ps I was able to copy the files from the drive to another PC and then synch the iPod that way, so all hardware works...and I tried EVERY USB port...even added 2 more from my new case. No such luck (except the one time). thanks again!
     
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