Laptop switches off when I insert USB cable

  Jush 19:12 11 Jun 2004

When I inset the USB cable to into its port my laptop switches off and won't restart until the cable is pulled out.

  Graham ® 19:16 11 Jun 2004

What is on the USB cable?

  rawprawn 19:22 11 Jun 2004

Graham has asked the right question, I had this problem with a cheap offer from Serif for a flash drive. Each time I plugged it in my computer switched off and said it had just recovered from a serious crash when rebooted. I sent the flash drive problems since.

  Jush 19:24 11 Jun 2004

USB cable is from Olympus camera and was used on PC without problem.

  Graham ® 19:27 11 Jun 2004

I have found that cameras and card readers are not 'hot-pluggable'. Plug them in when PC is off, or on standby.

  Jush 19:40 11 Jun 2004

Many thanks gents - problem solved!

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