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Solved: USB Restarts PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ccucu, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. Ccucu

    Ccucu Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I have a PC that had Windows XP Home Edition with SP2 installed on it.

    I needed SP3 installed or a program to work so I downloaded the SP3 pack put it on a memory stick and tried to install.
    During the installation the PC restarted.

    I opened the case cleaned it up (it was quite dirty) but the computer would restart over and over again.
    i replaced the power supply and the pc started quite right.

    So I got into Windows and wanted to go on wit hSP3 installation, but when I plug the USB in the port the PC restarted. I tried all USB ports (front and back). Also tried with 2 more memory sticks and an external hard drive.
    Same happens.

    I disabled automatic restart and I got a blue screen: 0x0000007e.

    I uninstalled all devices under USB from device manager and reatrted the PC allowing them to reinstall automatically but this didn't help either.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Grob needs help

    Grob needs help

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    did you check that when you cleaned out the computer you did not disconnect something? this could be the problem
     
  3. Ccucu

    Ccucu Thread Starter

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    All cables are instact.
    I am trying to install service pack 3 using windows update now (before PC wasn't connected to internet).
    Maybe I messed up something during the first time I tried.

    Upgrading BIOS could help maybe? I never upgraded it, it's the same version from when I purchased it (1-2 years ago)
     
  4. Grob needs help

    Grob needs help

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    you should not need to update the bios, my computer was quite old when i upgraded to sp3 over three year old i think
     
  5. Ccucu

    Ccucu Thread Starter

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    ok, installing SP3 via windows update fixed the problem :)

    Thanks for your imputs
     
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