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#47570 11-Nov-2009 21:41
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This morning my partner was working on his PC and I needed some files, so I plugged my USB stick into a free slot at the back. Next thing you know its beeping wildly, and he computer is running crazy slow. so he decided to restart.

Now it gets to telling you what the processor is and nothing more.

He has a Sapphire PURE CrossFire II motherboard.

Any ideas or heard of this before? I tried googling it, but I just got lots of stuff about motherboard usb specifications.


Edit: The USB drive is fine, I have used it in other machines today no problems

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  #272194 11-Nov-2009 23:09
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I had plugged in a USB Flash drive into my partners Acer A150 (Netbook) and booted off a Windows 7 USB Install - checked it out, and rebooted without install.

When it attempted to boot again, the screen stayed black, and no matter how many times i attempted (turning off completely, rebooting etc) - nothing would display - like it was having some issues.

Anyway i found out that its a common problem on the Netbooks (specifically the Acer one's) that the flash can wipe if you attempt to boot off USB. Luckily there is a backdoor way to reflash the BIOS by loading the Flash files on the USB and doing a combination of keystrokes as it boots.

I'm not sure if its related, but it is in similar conditions.

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