Computer restarts on inserting USB pen drive

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on August 14, 2008



There are lots of bad viruses worms and Trojan’s traveling around with you in your USB pen Drive many times. The USB Pen Drive viruses cause all sorts of problems to your computer. We have recently written an article about top 10 USB pen drive problems and solutions.  But there are more than that.


One of our readers reported

Whenever I Insert my USB Pen Drive in My Computer, it restarts the computer in one minute.




Now that is a really annoying situation. As is said that prevention is better than cure, read these tips for avoiding such situation. And read on the fix for cure to this problem.



First of all, lets see the reason


Why Computer Restarts on Inserting USB Pen Drive?



The reason is simple,once some virus has infected the pen drive and has created autorun entries, it can run any-kind of task through auto-play feature.


So to fix it, we first of all need to Disable Autoplay on all removable drives. See this tutorial for the same.


After this, Insert the pen drive, do not open the drive or double click on it, simply insert it. Now its time for some cleaning by removing Virus created autorun entries, see this tutorial for removing autorun entries.


That is it, its done. But if you still face problem with the drive, see this tutorial to take data backup from the drive and after backup, format the pen drive. We hope you find it useful.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Raviraj December 10, 2008 at 2:27 am

Thank you i will try it and see

ayan same July 30, 2009 at 1:23 am

thanks a lot, it will works properly and safely.

xellos November 29, 2009 at 8:58 am

i have the same problem but the difference is once the pen drive is inserted the CPU restarts and the system cant boot normally i have to manually select the drive and boot is there any cure?????

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