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USB restarts my PC

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by pinkerton, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. pinkerton

    pinkerton Member

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    Hello

    My pc keeps rebooting when i start it up, it gets to the desktop then, without warning restarts as if ripped the powerlead out, it does this about 3 times before starting normally. I reckon its my modem (which is connected via USB) 'cause now i've taken it out it never does it. i just have to plug it back in when i want to go on the net.

    Any suggestions?

    cheers :)
     
  2. safc_66

    safc_66 Regular member

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    Virus ?
     
  3. Xian

    Xian Regular member

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    I had a similar thing a while back. It was a USB Nostromo N50 Speedpad. When it was connected I couldn't boot properly, but it would work fine if I plugged it in after everything had booted. I did all the usual things, updated to latest drivers and all, but never did figure it out. This was on a pc running windows 98, and after it was replaced with XP the problem went away.

    The only other thing I can think of is possibly you are close on maxing out your power supply. A USB device will pull about 5 watts and maybe the initial surge of everything on bootup is maxing it out. For instance a hard drive spining up to 7500 RPM uses more power to get there than one that is already spinning at that speed.
     

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