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unpluging simpletech 4GB USB drive causes shutdown

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mgshn, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. mgshn

    mgshn Thread Starter

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    I have a 4 GB simpeltech USB disk drive. When I connect it to a usb port it is recognized and works fine. When I disconnect it my PC always shuts down. Is there any way to avoid the shutdown?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Give this a try, sometimes corrupted parameters in the registry will cause that. This will remove everything and allow Windows to rediscover the hardware when it reboots.

    Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
    -------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

    "DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
    -------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------

    Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

    Unplug ALL USB devices.
    Open Device Manager.
    View, Show Hidden Devices.
    Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
    Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
    Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
    If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

    When this is done, reboot TWICE.

    Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
     
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