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When plugging things into tower everythin freezes

When we try to plug internet into port on tower the screen just freezes

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  • elmlanespide Feb 04, 2009


    it's not dell it's a tsumi tower. sorry trying to help my dad out.

  • elmlanespide Feb 04, 2009

    many thanks. will try

  • elmlanespide Feb 04, 2009

    would this be the same problem if it happend to the web cam and printer too

  • elmlanespide Feb 04, 2009

    not able to to do this safe mode keyboard froze

  • elmlanespide Feb 04, 2009

    will do many thanks

  • pcgeek08 May 11, 2010

    is the computer on when you try to plug in the cable?



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Check inside the port to see if the contacts are not bent, try another network cable.

Also, start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking then plug in the cable.

To start in Safe Mode with Networking
restart computer
tap F8 just after BIOS splash screen (before windows)
select 'Safe Mode with Networking" from the advanced startup menu using the arrow keys.
Things may look weird when windows starts, because it is starting with minimal drivers.

If it seems to OK in safe mode with networking, there is probably some startup item that causes the issue. See this article at on how to troubleshoot startup items.

Good Luck, hope this helps

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • Ron
    Ron Feb 04, 2009

    Try a system restore to a date where you know it did work if you can get system restore to run. (go back as few days as possible, but a date before the issues started.

    If that does not do it;

    Try to strip the system as much as possible, start it with just the monitor,

    if it appear to start OK, then add just the keyboard, rsetart add Mouse, etc until error re-occurs

    if it does not start OK with just the monitor, try to strip inside as much as possible (remove. souncard, modem, all but 1 stick RAM, whatever you can)

    It could be just 1 component causing it.

    Good Luck



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