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T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-09, 2:38 AM
I run Windows XP (service pack 3), whenever I connect a USB device (memory stick, printer, camara etc) the computer freezes. The bios is set to allow windows to manage it and it happens on all 2 usb ports of the machine. If I try to boot with the device connected, it will not boot. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-09, 3:08 AM

Welcome to the forum?

 

Has this been happening before you installed SP3?

 

Good luck and let us know. 

Cheers,

George




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Re: T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-09, 3:26 AM

Thank you for your fast reponse and assistance.

 

This also happened with SP2. I was hoping SP3 fixed the problem but I had no luck.

 

Here is a list of some of the thing I have tried.

 

1. Unistalled all the USB entries via Device Manager and let Window do a new re-install after booting.

2. Installed the new Thinkpad Intel Chipset Support II for Windows XP.

3. Runned a Diagnotic to make sure there are not problems.

4. Checked the BIOS Setting .

 

Thank you again for your assistance.

 

 

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Re: T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-09, 5:42 AM

Let's try a couple of other things:

 

a) Run PC-Doctor on every component of your system

 

b) Borrow or download a copy of a  "live" Linux CD and boot from it to see how the ports behave, and whether the freezing occurs. Make sure that everything you want to plug in is already there when you boot Linux, don't count on "plug and play" there...

 

Good luck and let us know. 

Cheers,

George




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Re: T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-10, 20:01 PM

Thank you again.

 

PC-Doctor reported no problems.  I will try to get a copy of Linux CD.

 

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Re: T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-11, 0:18 AM

You can go to www.linuxmint.com and download a copy, then burn it on a CD. This distro should work "out of the box" on any T4x unit...

 

Good luck.

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Re: T41 USB Device Causes the Laptop to Freeze

2008-08-13, 3:38 AM

Great.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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