PC Freezes when printer etc attached

  Valen 22:18 19 Jul 2009

PC freezes whenever I use the usb to attach anything. The DVD writer will not recognise bland discs but will view ones with stuff on them. If I unplug everything from the usb's the PC will boot up as normal soon as I attach something to USB it freezes. My mouse and keyboard are ok.

Any ideas please it has just started recently. Not put anything on PC or downloaded anything.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:31 19 Jul 2009

Refresh USB Ports
In device manager Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB,
reboot the PC let XP find and install new hardware.
Your equipment should now be recognised.

be careful if you only have a USB keyboard / mouse

  woodchip 23:33 19 Jul 2009

only plug usb in after you have started unless its a ex drive

  Valen 15:24 22 Jul 2009

Have tried this to no effect do you think it may be the motherboard or CPU

  T I M B O 15:29 22 Jul 2009

How much ram do you have ??

  Valen 16:03 22 Jul 2009

It has 2gb so more than enough

  woodchip 17:09 22 Jul 2009

Its a Driver problem that is the cause. You could try remove all your USB hardware from sockets then go to device manager bottom of list in USB click on + to Expand USB start from bottom of USB and uninstall all USB then restart your computer and allow Windows to load all the relevant Drivers for your PC then try the Drive. It could be the Electronics board inside the HD Caddy thats gone. Try all other USB first and make sure they all work before plugging the drive in

  woodchip 17:10 22 Jul 2009

PS for printer Load Drivers before you plug it in

  Valen 17:14 22 Jul 2009

Thank you will see what I can do but have tried ininstalling them already. Will give it another go.

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