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USB Ports crashing system

Hi I have a Compaq Presario V2000 notebook and everytime I plug in a USB device the system freezes. I think the problem started after I installed Limewire. Since then, I have uninstalled the program. I have tried system restore, reinstalling the usb drivers, windows updates and the windows chkdsk utility. I have also booted the system in safe mode to see if the usb ports work. Nothing I do seems to work - anyone have any ideas?

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  • modernes jones Nov 30, 2006

    I don't think that it is limewire that is freezing the system though. It was uninstalled and the system restore was set for before it was installed. Whenever anything is plugged in to a USB port the system freezes and I have to hit the power button.

    Also, I've checked the USB drivers in the device manager and it appeared that everything was working correctly(ie. there were no yellow exclamation points). Is it possible that it is a hardware issue?

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If you have done a system restore you have probably restored your problem with limewire also, although what it is that's related I don't know, it's more than likely a dial up or connection problem that is causing limewire to freeze yur system. Check your usb ports in device manager see if there is an exclamation mark or a cross, then refer to this solution for further checks. http://www.fixya.com/support/t125452-another_device_installation_underway

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  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Nov 30, 2006

    Hi, did you look at the last comment on the post i gave you as previous fix about checking in the services.

    Did you also install the drivers that the motherboard manufacturer reccomends for USB2 and have you put on XP SP2

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