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Unusual Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by paulrobin, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. paulrobin

    paulrobin Thread Starter

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    I have a 8 or 9 flash drives and 5 or 6 external hard drive enclosures. It doesn't matter which one I use but sometimes they don't show up in windows explorer or on "my computer".

    They do show up in device manager and disc management and can be opened there.Also the may or may not show up in my program "USB Safely Remove".


    If I do a reboot the device shows up in Windows Explorer and there is no problem.

    BUT MORE IMPROTANT
    Another curious thing is that sometimes when I plug the device into either the front or rear USB ports, the computer will shut down upon contact with the device touching the USB port. It also does this with a flash card reader sometimes.

    This seems to occur after the computer has been on for a while.

    It is not the flash drives enclosures or individual USB ports. I have XP SP3 and have run all the virus and trojan scans and registry cleaners and fixers.

    WITH A FRESH REBOOT EVERYTHING IS FINE
     
  2. huggie54

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    hiya,this problem seems to be on the increase,in forums i have visited some blame the SP3 update,i did read if you uninstall all usb drive controllers then reboot this sometimes cures it
     
  3. paulrobin

    paulrobin Thread Starter

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    Any reboot cures the problem for a while.
    THIS ONLY HAPPENS AFTER THE UNIT HAS BEEN ON FOR MANY HOURS and not always. All external drives and enclosures work fine on other computers and this one too after reboot.
     
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