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Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012

System shuts down suddenly when pen drive is connected to it.

Please anybody help me ,i'm facing the problem with the desktop pc, that is, when i connect a pen drive to my pc the system shuts down suddenly and when i disconnect it from the pc, it starts automatically. i tried with another pen drive but again the same problem is repeating. Please provide me the solution.​
A few things I got from the Internet... 😀
Dodgy power supply. The flash drive will draw power from the PC as it doesn't have its own supply. So - try another PSU.
Could it be that movement of the USB "extension cord" at the back is disturbing a power cable or switch?
The USB device was plugged into one of the front USB ports and someone must have kicked it because when I went to plug the device in again later on Windows XP came up with an error saying that the USB port was drawing too much power and to remove the device.
The PC also started beeping continuously but did not shut down.
Had to replace the USB cable and use a port on the back of the PC as the front USB port was damaged.
Thats a short circut some place. You need to look at the PC very carefully and see what has moved or isn't sitting right. Had a customers PC doing the same with front USB ports, removed the USB ports from the PC, put them back - all fixed.
Hope your issue is resolved... 😀
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012
When I connect USB data cable to the pc, the system works fine but it shuts down suddenly when I connect a pen drive to it. What might be the problem actually?
Guess as one said, it would be an issue with the power supply in your board... Is this a problem with one USB port or all? Is this a problem with that particular pen drive or all?
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012
It works fine when USB cable is connected, but shuts down only when I connect a pen drive. I tried with 2 pen drives, again pc is shutting down.
Try connecting the USB Pen Drives with an extension USB cord and let us know..,
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012
I'll try this. Thank you.😀
Sudha Warad
I'll try this. Thank you.😀
If even in this case, you face the same issue, then the problem would be in your USB main controller, where it doesn't know to handle USB drives!!! 😲
eternalthinker
eternalthinker • Jan 25, 2012
Also, do try the USB pen drive in various USB ports in the PC.

This might actually help you to pinpoint a single problematic USB port!
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012
@ET: All 4 ports are giving the same problem 😔
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012
@praveen : Is this problem with the USB drivers?
I guess the main USB Controller has a problem. But yeah, try the extension method and say your results... I guess it is better to contact a trained system technician, before any other issues might arise!!!
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 25, 2012
Ok, i'll contact DELL technical support and let you know the result. thank you 😀
i guess there is a virus in pen drive
narayana murthy
i guess there is a virus in pen drive
Dude, don't say something funny!
Praveen-Kumar
Dude, don't say something funny!
hahahaha hey i faced that when i kept some pen drives
narayana murthy
hahahaha hey i faced that when i kept some pen drives
Dude, seriously, I guess that girl needs some better solution instead of we talking nonsense... 😀
Praveen-Kumar
Dude, seriously, I guess that girl needs some better solution instead of we talking nonsense... 😀
hey if problem only exits with only with one pen drive then it may be virus
if it exits with all the pen drives there may be many problems
narayana murthy
hey if problem only exits with only with one pen drive then it may be virus
if it exits with all the pen drives there may be many problems
She had already mentioned with ANY PEN DRIVE!
Praveen-Kumar
She had already mentioned with ANY PEN DRIVE!
sorry i didn't noticed that
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 30, 2012
The problem is resolved. The device driver files were corrupted, after restoring the Operating System there is no problem with the system .
Sudha Warad
The problem is resolved. The device driver files were corrupted, after restoring the Operating System there is no problem with the system .
Thats awesome! 😀
eternalthinker
eternalthinker • Jan 31, 2012
Sudha Warad
The problem is resolved. The device driver files were corrupted, after restoring the Operating System there is no problem with the system .
So all is fine!
You should've repaired the OS before bothering about any more issues 😉 😀
Sudha Warad
Sudha Warad • Jan 31, 2012
@et: Yeah, but last week itself I had formatted the pc, so I thought there won't be any issues with the OS.
Later I came to know that the problem occurred due to device driver files, so I restored the Operating system, and the problem is solved.😀
Ha ha... Awesome et!!! 😛

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