Why Computer Restart When I Insert a USB Drive, Memory Card etc [ Reader Trouble Fixed ]

by Rohit Khurana on July 5, 2009

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Trouble:

Some of our readers have faced this issue when their computers just restart when ever they connect a specific memory card, USB drive or any other portable device. This is quite a serious problem which is on the other hand simple to fix if this is happening due to corrupted data on your USB Storage Device

 

This problem of computer restart on inserting a USB storage device can be due to following reasons :

1. The first reason behind this is some virus infection in your pen drive which is causing your computer to get restarted when it gets connected to the active USB port, you can easily stop computer restart on USB pen drive insert

2. Second reason behind computer restart on pen drive getting connected may be your USB storage device has data which is corrupted or the duplicate data on your drive causing exceptions and making windows computer restarting.

 

For the first case, see the solution at : Computer restarts on inserting USB pen drive

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If its the second case with you and your USB storage drive has corrupted data, read on the solution below.

Fix:

In order to fix a removable drive if the data on the drive, you can run scandisk in windows by right clicking the drive icon in my computer, go to right click on pen drive and select properties, now click the tab tools and run a check disk on your pen drive.

check-disk

As shown in the image above, you just need to click on check now to start disk checking and repair any errors caused due to corrupted data on your pen drive.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Rahul Khanna July 15, 2009 at 10:48 pm

hello sir,

i have dell latitude D-630 laptop, in that if i insert my reliance data card than my laptop gets hang and after removing data card my laptop gets restart. plz provide me the solution. asap

waiting for rply

emad July 27, 2009 at 1:00 am

I have a proplem that my PC restarts once i plug USP storage like USB flash or Camera or ipod. Please note that mouse is connected vis USB and it works and also my wepcam it works. but the other get my PC to restart.

I pluged the same USB storage in other PC and it works. I scaned it and no Vireses were found.

Please help

nagaraju September 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Hi

i am getting problem with my pc,some persons are inserting usb’s with out knowing me.so they are not scaning and making my pc problem with virus.so i reuest u to please provide the usb drive lock to my pc even if my pc not have password.
Thanking you plssss…

alok March 18, 2010 at 3:07 am

I have a problem that my PC restarts once i plug USB pen drive. Please note that mouse is connected via USB and it is working with ease and also i use usb modem with out problem. but the pendrive get my PC to restart.

I plugged the same USB storage in other PC and it works. I scanned it and no Viruses were found.
help me

Rohit March 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm

@Alok
It appears more like power related problem to me on your computer. When you connect the Pen-drive, it drives some current, which is usually less than 400mA, if the power supply and USB port circuit on your computer is fine, it won’t have any problem, but if your USB port is not able to deliver correct amount of current, 2 possibilities arise :
1. The USB device will not work
2. Computer may restart due to current imbalance at the Motherboard circuit.

You can consider attaching a PCI to USB card to your PC, which may work, or get your computer’s power supply and motherboard checked for any power related problems.

vlado April 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Hello !!!

When the duplicate data on the drive can cause exceptions and make windows computer restart?

JEAR May 22, 2010 at 7:18 am

I have a proplem that my PC restarts once I plug USB storage like USB flash or Camera or ipod. Please note that mouse is connected via USB and it works and also my wepcam it works. but the other get my PC to restart.

I pluged the same USB storage in other PC and it works. I scaned it and no Vireses were found.
I format one USB flash and try 5 diferents brands USB Storages and My Seagate USB storage and My PC restarts.

Please help

Steve June 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I had this problem too, its a BIOS issue – I had my Dell 630 MoBo changed and it all started then I noticed tha they had not update the firmware, it was still A13

Updating to A17 fixed the issue, get your service Tag and visit the Dell site for the latest.

jester October 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

when i enter my flash drive(verbatim) my computer shows a blue screen and restart please answer i need my flash drvie for school

vishnu January 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I am facing Same problem, Whenever i plug my Reliance Data card in my laptop it gets hang, and hanging ends when i hard reboot my laptop, Please help if anyone knows the resolution..

Vishnu

Praveen February 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

My computer restart every time when I insert a usb, memory card, data card etc. What every device has virus or corrupted data. Help me from this problem.
What my computer has hardware problem.

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