USB Power Surge?

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walksuphill

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I am using a Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop with Windows XP. I have 2 USB ports on the front of computer. I plugged my digital camera in to download some photos. I recieved an error message...I cannot recal the exact wording but it's like this:

Window has detected a power surge through a USB port, the port will become inoperable. If you would like to restore the port, disconnect any devices and click here to restore.

I disconnected the camera from the USB cable and clicked "restore" . Nothing seemed to happen, the computer was frozen at that moment, non-responsive to mouse movements. I shut the computer down and re-started it. The computer seemed to re-start, one light on the case ( on the right side) was lit, all three lights on the keyboard lit and remained on, however I've got a blank screen, completely dark.

I turned off the computer and chcecked all of the connections, ( all was well) and attempted to re-start. The result was the same as above, no image whatsoever on screen..I see no indication that windows was engaging at all.

I'm utterly puzzled...any ideas? :confused:
 
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id say moterboard went bad i had that happen when i plugged a usb hub in and i had put wrong external power into the hub. If your pc is under warranty still id call dell befor opening it. If not get your manul out and open the case look for the cmos reset jumper and try that. Or pull the cmos battery will do same thing.
 
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