USB locks PC when i attach any drive or media player

By jhanke
Aug 7, 2007
  1. I have a Hp Pavilion a810n totally stock except for an Nvida video card and a tv tuner. AMD 64 chip. Three weeks ago the thing suddenly stopped letting me hook up my ARCHOS 404, my wife's 604 or my Jump drive 2.0 pro. When i hook any of these up the pc freezes. i do have the (apparently) dreaded sis 7001 driver and could not find another. i tried a Google search and that is how i found this place. Any ideas???


    I am a noob to fixing my pc myself but this is starting to p!zz me off!!!!


    Thanks, I'll hang up and listen
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    remove your important data and save to elsewhere.
    reformat the hdd and reinstall windows with all drivers.
    do not plug in a flash with U3 on it. Remove that from the flash drive prior.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,173   +989

    inventory your USB devices to ensure you are NOT using a USB keyboard or mouse,
    then delete all USB drivers and reboot

    autoconfig will install the correct drivers.

    power off, connect the failing device and then power on -- it should auto install
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