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Removable Disk Drives Freeze Computer


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I have 3 different removable USB Storage devices that I use. One of them is a memory stick I use alternately between my computer and my PS2, one of them is an MP3 player that I fill with music that I create, and the final one is a Polariod Digital Camera.

After plugging in the Polaroid Digital Camera, none of my storage devices have worked since. My sister plugged it in before installation, so I pulled it out, installed it, and plugged it in. There was no extra drive created or anything. We retried 3 times, uninstalling the camera and restarting the computer each time, and then I gave up on it. A few days later, I was trying to put a song on my MP3 player, and as I plugged it in to the USB slot, the computer printed a row of dots on the very top of the screen and froze. When restarting the computer, Windows wouldn't start up with the MP3 player still attached.

At this point I thought there was a problem with the USB slots, so I got one of my girls to cam with me, and it worked fine. Then I tried the PS2 memory stick, which I rarely have use for anymore, and the computer froze when I inserted it.

So somehow, my computer freezes when trying to access a removable disk drive. Any suggestions?

Windows 98 SE
224MB RAM
Pentium II
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doess it do this as well on all other usb ports on the machine? or just one?
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I only have two USB ports, and the USB Storage Devices don't work on either.
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*bump*
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*sigh*.... bump
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no suggestions at all??
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Please do not "Bump up your post", it creates spam for other users. If somebody has a suggestion or an answer, they will post.
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theres too many posts for any1 to notice a post that goes back page after page
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