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Windows XP wont boot with new multifunction card reader

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by probablecause, May 1, 2011.

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  1. probablecause

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    I bought a multifunction card reader (5.25 inch bay, 3 USB ports, SATA port, multi card, and sound) and installed it as I have numerous other hardware. Here is the problem, the computer boots but then hangs after it detects my hard drives. I can't get into the BIOS or anything.
    However, when I unplug the USB multifunction connector that connects the device to my motherboard and reboot, the computer reboots into windows. Once Windows is loaded, I can plug the USB connector back into my motherboard and the multifunction reader works as it should (no prompts for drivers). Now, when I restart the computer, it hangs again after it detects my hard drive. Unplug the UBS motherboard card reader connector and reboot and it boots fine. I have tried my four USB motherboard ports/connectors and the same thing happens. Any ideas?
     
  2. bp936

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    yes, I had a similar experience, the brand new reader, multiport USB thing, made my computer unusable.(n) I tried it on 3 different computers, All of them hung. I thought I would have to re-install everything, but it turned out, that the unit was faulty,:mad: all I did, is remove the driver and anything associated with it from Device Manager.
    There was no other way to uninstall it, Right after that, everything was back to normal. (y)
    p.s. I lost the bill and couldn't even return the junk. :eek:
     
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    With the unit disconnected, go into the BIOS and disable USB Legacy Support and see if that helps, also disable "Boot Other Devices" under the boot order setup.

    Another option is that the computer is trying to boot from the card reader, but to remove it from the boot order you'd have to enter the BIOS with it connected, which you say you can't. Have you waited several minutes by chance? It may just take an awful long time to complete.

    Another thing you can try is to check for or update the BIOS, this may be something that has been fixed by a BIOS update.
     
  4. probablecause

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    Yes, with it connected (and not in the boot devices), it takes about 4-5 minutes just to get to the windows login screen. That was it "Legacy USB". Thanks for your help. Brendan
     
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    So its working properly now? If so, thats great (y)
     
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    Works fine now. Thanks for you help. I saw that but figured that it had nothing to do with being a legacy since it was 2.0 (USB).
     
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