USB 2.0 Flash Memory causes reboot, Windows XP Home

By tedw
Feb 2, 2005
  1. USB 2.0 Falsh memory cause reboot when inserted. I am using Windows XP Home. Please help. Thank you.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Does it reboot any other systems when you plug it in?

    I'd go to device manager and uninstall any USB root hubs. Then reboot and let windows detect them again when it starts up. This should replace any corrupted USB driver files.

    Also just out of curiosity, what happens if you boot the computer with the flash memory attached?
  3. tedw

    tedw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    USB 2.0 Flash Memory

    Thanks for the quick reply. I plugged in the USB flash memory and the computer automatically reboots. If I leave the device in place the reboot stops with a disk drive error, just like it would if you left a floppy in the A drive.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Did you do the other 2 things I suggested?
    1. Try in other comps/oses if possible.
    2. Uninstall any USB root hubs and/or USB controllers in device manager and let windows redetect it on the next reboot.
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