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Old December 21st 06, 11:43 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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hi all,

my friend has had a bt home hub for a while, and despite many initial
problems has had it working properly for some time. however yesterday
he was on the internet and then his computer turned off very suddenly,
and turning it back on would get to the point after the windows loading
bar where the sreeen is black before the cursor appears but no further.
after a while and some experimenting i found that if you unplugged the
bt home hub from the usb port, the pc would continue to load, but even
if you did this and plugged it back in once windows loaded, you could
not get onto the internet. also, the pc would not shut down unless the
hub was unplugged.

once i found this i switched the usb cable for an ethernet one, and the
pc starts up and shuts down fine and the internet works fine. to be
honest i think ethernet is better and will suggest he keeps using it
but being a computer-savvy person i just wondered if anyone could tell
me how to fix this problem or why it could have happened; just for my
own knowledge?

oh and pc is running windows xp home sp2

thanks a lot,

peter

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Old December 21st 06, 01:33 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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hi all,

my friend has had a bt home hub for a while, and despite many initial
problems has had it working properly for some time. however yesterday
he was on the internet and then his computer turned off very suddenly,
and turning it back on would get to the point after the windows loading
bar where the sreeen is black before the cursor appears but no further.
after a while and some experimenting i found that if you unplugged the
bt home hub from the usb port, the pc would continue to load, but even
if you did this and plugged it back in once windows loaded, you could
not get onto the internet. also, the pc would not shut down unless the
hub was unplugged.

once i found this i switched the usb cable for an ethernet one, and the
pc starts up and shuts down fine and the internet works fine. to be
honest i think ethernet is better and will suggest he keeps using it
but being a computer-savvy person i just wondered if anyone could tell
me how to fix this problem or why it could have happened; just for my
own knowledge?

oh and pc is running windows xp home sp2

thanks a lot,

peter


Oh dear - this is an unannounced feature of WXP.

If you leave a USB device plugged in WXP may try to load from it, especially
after an abnormal shutdown. I had similar confusion when I left a camera
(which looks like a disk drive) plugged in.

Delete the hub as a device and reinstall the drivers.


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Old December 21st 06, 02:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Oh dear - this is an unannounced feature of WXP.

If you leave a USB device plugged in WXP may try to load from it,
especially after an abnormal shutdown. I had similar confusion when I
left a camera (which looks like a disk drive) plugged in.


Are you sure its XP.
Its the BIOS that attempts to boot from the USB if I enable it.
You can boot linux from a USB device if you want to.

PS camera cards are "disk" drives.


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Old December 21st 06, 03:47 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Are you sure its XP.
Its the BIOS that attempts to boot from the USB if I enable it.
You can boot linux from a USB device if you want to.


Maybe the CMOS settings need checking ?

Graham

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Old December 21st 06, 05:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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thanks ill leave it as it is then

peter



On Dec 21, 2:46 pm, Eeyore
wrote:
wrote:
to be
honest i think ethernet is better and will suggest he keeps using itIf it works with ethernet I'd keep it that way. The USB method only slows down

the PC and introduces these kinds of problems.

Graham


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Old December 22nd 06, 01:12 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"R. Mark Clayton" wrote in message
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Oh dear - this is an unannounced feature of WXP.

If you leave a USB device plugged in WXP may try to load from it,
especially after an abnormal shutdown. I had similar confusion when I
left a camera (which looks like a disk drive) plugged in.


Are you sure its XP.


Well the OS is, obviously we haven't got that far.

Its the BIOS that attempts to boot from the USB if I enable it.


Indeed , it looks like a CD or other bot device.

You can boot linux from a USB device if you want to.

and...

PS camera cards are "disk" drives.


Well mine is a disk drive on a system that the software has not been
installed or if I go and explore it, but normally it is a camera.





 




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