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Motherboard/usb I have the 5100 aspire, every time I plug something into the usb port, it locks up my laptop. I have tried a restore to the cpu, and uninstalling the usb controllers from device manager. Is there a way to test the mother board if it is ok?

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  • warriorspoon Nov 20, 2007

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Download the Chipset drivers for your Acer model from their website and install them. This should fix the problem.

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