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Using front USB ports causing system to freeze

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by be4con, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. be4con

    be4con Thread Starter

    Mar 20, 2006
    I have a Windows 7 64Bit machine I built myself in September last year. Has been running fine without any problems. There are 2 front USB ports.

    Last week I plugged an empty USB pen drive into one of the front USB ports and the system froze - nothing worked, forcing me to do a hard reset.

    I plugged the drive into my laptop and it worked fine.

    I subsequently plugged a different (part full) pen drive into the same port and it recognised the drive, and everything worked fine. That drive has remained in the port.

    This afternoon I connected my Android phone to the 2nd front USB port to charge it (something I have done many times before) and the system froze exactly as before, forcing a hard reset.

    I left the phone plugged in during the reset and on boot up it is connected still, is charging and I am able to access the phone as a removable hard drive as normal.

    Windows reports no problems with the USB drivers. All my other system drivers are up to date as are the Android drivers.

    I have 6 rear ports (2x USB3, 4x USB2). There are a variety of devices plugged in to these - USB mouse, USB keyboard, 2x USB external HDD, printer, USB hub (not powered). They are all functioning normally.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?
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