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Solved: USB Over Current Status Detected, Computer will shut down in 15 seconds

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fatfil, Feb 11, 2009.

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  1. Fatfil

    Fatfil Thread Starter

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    I have seen a lot of similar threads to his on the web, but none seem to have the same set of circumstances as me, please help!
    My problems started after a windows update which required me to restart my system. Now it barely boots up before showing a message USB Over Current Status Detected, Computer will shut down in 15 seconds.

    I have tried unplugging all the USB devices to no avail. I am unable to boot into BIOS using Tab or delete as instructed on the opening screen, it just boots a little further before coming up with the same message.

    I have not opened the case or connected any new devices so I am pretty sure it's something to do with the upgrade.

    How can I correct this when I can'teven boot into Bios?

    I am running Windows XP SP3, the computer is not home built, but a generic box bought on-line which has been running good as gold for the past 18 months. Thanks:confused:
     
  2. CJS23

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    After doing some Googling, the common consensus is that you may have a short circuit somewhere.

    Personally, I would remove the cover and check all cables.

    Ensure the motherboard is not in direct contact with the case.

    Also, give it a (gentle) shake and ensure there are no loose screws roling around inside your case.
     
  3. Fatfil

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    Thanks for your response, last night I managed to find and download the motherboard manuel from the ASUS site and do some faulting. I had one USB port on the front of the chassis which was connected vis a ribbon cable to the MB. When I disconnected this the computer came up okay, so there is obviously a fault in either the port itself or the cable. Either way, I've left it disconnected and still have 4 ports to use. Why it should have gone suddenly faulty I don't know. Anway, Thanks again. Phil T. :)
     
  4. CJS23

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    No worries don't forget to mark as solved.
     
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