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Flash drive/memory stick freezes my computer RRS feed

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  • I just bought a flash drive for my WinXP SP2 Home edition. As soon as I inserted it, my computer froze and locked up. I've tried it in all my additional USB ports and it remains the same. Even if I insert it prior to boot up, Windows stops and freezes. My webcam works fine and the memory stick light comes on, but the `New Hardware Detected' indicator doesn't even show. I don't have anything else taking up USB ports other than my webcam. I've tried it in other computers, other than my own, and it worked fine on them. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling all my USB ports. I've updated my BIOS. I've tried everything. Can somebody please help?

     
    This seems to be a mystery, which nobody seems to have an answer for?????
    Monday, March 24, 2008 6:24 PM

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