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By 0009
Apr 13, 2006
  1. Okay, I recently had a bad motherboard supposedly. I took it to bestbuy and they said it was a bad mobo, but the funny thing is that my usb drives were showing up as not recognized right before my computer would start to freeze and restart auto. the monitor would go into hibernate than turn on again. the keyboard/mouse would freeze and stop working.

    I did a RMA on newegg and am hopefully going to recieve my new mobo/ same brand next week. These are my specs.

    AMD ATHLONXP 3200+
    WD 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 20gb HD
    Corsair 2x512 mb Dual Chan
    Gigabyte Socket 939 MOBO nforce3
    Nvidia FX5500

    I was wondering what if the usb showing up not recognized could crash a computer.


    oh and also when i have a usb device connected to my computer it wont go to the windows xp screen..
     
  2. wiscountryboy

    wiscountryboy TS Rookie Posts: 60

    check to make sure that none of the usb wires are frayed, or damaged in any way...also make sure the pins are in good condition as well as the plug-ins
     
  3. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, i use the front panel usb port and it is damaged...so what does this mean? is this why my computer kept freezing up? and how do i fix a damaged usb port?
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You should be able to replace those front-USB ports. They come off with 2 screws.
    Worst case scenario, buy a new case.
     
  5. Mr Papschmere

    Mr Papschmere TS Rookie Posts: 55

    It won't boot into Windows if the BIOS is set to boot from USB or "Other Devices", change the BIOS setting, or unplug your thumbdrive B4 booting!
     
  6. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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