Restart when I plug in or unplug flash drive.

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angelkiller117

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Just about every time I plug in or unplug my flash drive my computer resets itself...I've been looking for answers on google, but I haven't found any real answers...I have Windows Vista Home Premium...If you need any more info just ask...any help appreciated, thanks!

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This hasn't always been a problem, it has only been happening for two weeks at most.
 

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Are you using the "Safe to remove device" icon in the notification area (systray)?
 
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DaveA said:
Are you using the "Safe to remove device" icon in the notification area (systray)?
A flash drive does not need you to do that as it is a "removable drive"
 
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Does this flash drive cause this on any other computer?
Tell us your brand and model or hardware...
 
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Even with a flash drive, you should use the method DaveA described. the term "removable drive" is rather abstract in that it simply means you can remove the drive from the computer. The safest way to execute this removal us to use the "Safe to Remove Device" icon. Which also prevents fileloss and, i suspect, your problem
 

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"A flash drive does not need you to do that as it is a "removable drive" "

You are VERY WRONG on this as you have found out. The improper remove of some USB devices will result in the system be messed up along with loss of data being transfered.
 
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Found out??? I don't think so there is no need to "safely remove" flash drive sorry to say.
Now you can right click the drive and optimize for safe removal in Device Manager under disk drives if you prefer!
 
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