Help! Plugging in USB device suddenly shuts off computer
Let me know if you need more relevant details, but I have an AMD 5600+ processor, Biostar motherboard, 4 gigs of ram, Nvidia 8800GT, etc. I wish I could tell you more, but I built this a long time ago and forgot all the correct terminology and stuff.
Well anyhow, the computer will not start if I put in, for example, my usb thumb drive or my USB network adapter. However, if I do not plug these items in and only have my usb keyboard and mouse plugged in, it will start up as normal.
IF I plug in my thumb drive or my USB network adapter at any time, it will shut off immediately.
I am suspecting a bad PSU, but I wonder if it could also be a bad USB port controller on my motherboard (one USB port on top of my case never seemed to work, so maybe that's a sign?). How would I know if the problem is related to a bad USB port? Or is a software problem?
By the way, the SAME thing happens in safe mode, so I think it is a hardware problem.
PLEASE HELP! Hurry! I am using my old Dell Latitude D810 until I can get the other one fixed, and it is so hot it is burning my lap!!!!