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Usb ports HI, EVERYTIME I PLUG MY EXTERNAL DVD BURNER UP MY COMPUTER FREEZES..

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  • crystal Apr 21, 2008

    Its when i plug it in.. I cant do anything when i plug it in also when it was working it kept saying i needed to reset the usb port and i did.. I done a system restore point on my computer and it worked 1 day.

  • crystal Apr 24, 2008

    none of my usb ports work and i am using windows xp

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Does it freeze once you start to use the burning software or just when the hardware is plugged in.

If its when you use the software, try reinstalling the software.

Otherwise, try reinstalling the DVD burner driver.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • shotobaje Apr 22, 2008

    Ok, so we need to clarify if the problem lies with the USB function on your computer or with this piece of hardware. The best way to do this is to reproduce the incident. So...

    First, do other USB devices work on your computer, e.g. external drives or usb flash drives? Do they work without issues?

    Second, what operating system are you using? (Ubuntu, Windows XP, Vista, etc) If you plug the burner into another computer with the same operating system, or with a different one, does it work? Try it on a friend's computer.

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