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When I plug in ANY usb device, the computer freezes

And I have to turn it off at the switch to reset

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  • tjkterrific Feb 27, 2009

    Thanks, Guys!



    I know I didn't give you much info but this sounds like something I've heard before.



    To answer your earlier questions, I check the Device Manager and everything looked good (at least the system said it was all good).



    Yes, it did it with the two USBs in front and even the ones in the back. The device I was trying to run when it started freezing was a simple Tekstor MP3 player. Later, when I tried to sync my Handspring Visor using the sync cradle (which I had run many times before), none of the USB ports would work at all.



    So I'll try what you've suggested. I did try ot update the BIOS, but I think it said my BIOS was current. But I didn't unplug everything, so we'll see.



    Thanks again.



    Tom

  • Chinmay patil
    Chinmay patil May 11, 2010

    Hi,
    Does this happen when you connect USB device to any USB port on your machine or a particular USB port ?

    also check if there any yellow exclamation marks next to the USB controllers in 'Device Manager' ?

    [rt-click on My Computer -> properties-> hardware-> device manager->
    click the + sign next to where it says 'universal serial bus
    controllers']

    Thanks


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Disconnect all external devices except the keyboard, monitor, mouse and network.

download a bios update from the dell support site. Update the bios, allow it to reboot. After you reboot, go back to the dell support site and download the latest chipset drivers for your system.

After you reboot one last time, that should do the trick.

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