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Corrupted USB?

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Two months ago my PC suddenly started rebooting itself during startup.
A technician could not solve the problem so it was sent back to the manufacturer under gaurantee and a new motherboard was fitted.

I got the pc back Six weeks later (bloody [bleep] what were they doing?!) to find that it booted up fine, and both hard drives were still perfectly in tact =D

Upon plugging in my Digital Camera to the USB port, the computer rebooted itself and kept doing so until I unplugged the cable.
It also does this with the printer and my nokia phone cable.

I take it something has gone wrong with the USB Driver or something?

I presumed it was the driver, but reinstalling windows has no effect.
Nor does booting from the other hard drive and trying through that way.

The mouse worked fine (its also USB) until I reinstalled service pack 2, which is very strange...

Is it likely there is a hardware error? If so is it possible to fix without having to buy a whole new USB card

Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance

ps. listing any specific hardware doesnt seem neccesary but i can do if required

Edited by Lizz, 01 June 2005 - 11:18 AM.

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Sometimes computers are just plain glitchy an tweaky as cats, for instance my old asus board hated recognizing my ps2 mouse until finally it stopped altogeterh after numerous battles. So i bought a usp mouse an bipassed the ps2 problem... so go get something that doesnt rely on usb or try a new usb card... bios may also hold the key to your problems, perhaps its disabled in bios or wrong settins... eh have fun
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