Well I just recently took out the old generic psu I used to use and swapped it for a new antec earthwatts psu. As soon as I did that and booted up for the first time, I noticed that my webcam tried to actually install itself because a windows xp new hardware wizard came up on screen which I canceled. Once canceled I saw a icon on my systray say new usb camera found. Windows never used to do this... It never used to try to install the camera since it's a plug and play device which requires no setup. So I went in my device manager and sure enough seen a question mark next to a device simply labeled usb camera. When I right clicked to view it's properties it said this device is not configured properly. So I decided to physically unplug the usb cord from my rear usb port and plug it back in. When I did this all was back to normal and no windows xp prompt showed up trying to install the camera. The device was shown in the device manager as microsoft vx1000 web cam and everything was just like it always was before. I turned the pc on and off and it never tried to reinstall the cam with windows new hardware prompt ever again.
But the thing that's driving me crazy [and is weird as heck] is that every time I unplug my pc from the wall outlet to open the case up/clean dust out or whatever and than plug the pc back into the wall and boot up, I get the same darn windows new hardware wizard prompt about the webcam and have to cancel it. Than I have to unplug the usb camera cord and plug it back in to correct the issue. Than it never does this weird problem again forever until I physically unplug the pc power cord from the wall outlet and plug it back in afterwards.
Why s this happening and how can I fix it so it stops?
This all started happening after I installed my new power supply unit...
Edited by superstar, 05 June 2008 - 11:40 PM.