PC shuts down when USB is plugged

warnfull Posts 1 Registration date Sunday October 19, 2008 Status Member Last seen October 20, 2008 - Updated on Dec 19, 2018 at 09:23 AM
 Hardy - Nov 21, 2016 at 04:58 AM

This problem started shortly and whenever I will put any USB device in my PC, it shuts itself down. Windows have adviced me for BIOS upgrades. But, I don't know anything about that.

Can you help me please?

System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 7.0

5 replies


It is most likely an issue with the USB cable. I tried to upload pics from my digital camera via USB and it rebooted my laptop twice.

After the second time, I switched the USB cable with another one and it worked perfectly. I guess, it is the USB that is creating issue. It could be damaged.

Just try a new one!

omg u know what your comment worked the best for me hehe I spent the whole night researching and nervous thinking it might be a problem with my motherboard because I just bought this laptop.. but yeah,, the problem was the portable device. so,, no need to panic now, thanks. =)
No problem! I didn't think anyone would stumble across this page, I'm glad I helped and thanks for your comment!
Hey hey. I got a problem about my pc, it shuts down everytime I insert it (USB). In your words, you mean that, the main problem is the USB not my pc? please make it clear for our satisfaction. Big Thanks!
modesttechie > J.
Jan 24, 2015 at 02:28 AM
Yes that is correct. I am saying that the main problem is the USB. Try another cable and it should work like a charm!
Go to BIOS and go to config and go to usb...then disable it.