The message on trying to boot is "USB device over current
status detected. Device will shut down in 15seconds" which it duly does
but another press
of the start button and up it runs with
no message. Happens every time I start it up. XP on an
old what I think is Emachine. All USB ports disconnected
other that the onboard which are not damaged. The PSU tests out
OK using a decent tester (Amtec).
Question really is where does the message originate from.
FruitBat thanks, so it is of bios origin. Tried
removing the cmos battery for a while but made no difference.Can I disable the onboard USB ports somewhere in settings just to check.
This is an old machine that I am trying to fix up
as a spare and to run my CCTV (Was using a VAIO before I broke it, another thread) Apart from the initial
annoying shut down it seems to work reasonably from
my XP HDD or Win7 HDD but if I connect both it can't find any boot media.
As I say PSU checks out OK on a tester but then not much load on it. I am starting to think
a PSU problem but really don't know yet. I can try a different PSU but gut feeling is that PSU is not the root cause. Mobo is on stand offs and if it was shorting then why does it not short the second time I try to start up, getting baffled.
Yes it is an ASUS, I can tolerate the nuisance factor as once (IF) I have it working then it will be 24/7 for the cctv. My main concern now is why I can only use one HDD as I ideally need 2 or 3. One for W7 one for XP and one to record to only. This is what I had before and would like to have again if possible.
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