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The my book usb drive i just got worked for 2 days, since i shut down my computer when i plug it in to the usb port nothing happens, but when i unplug the drive it causes my computer to reboot, something about i/o device error...it is a 1T my book drive...

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Try the USB drive in another PC or device to make sure that its not the USB thats faulty, if it is, have the USB replaced

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