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Yesterday, I installed a new NIC card because my onboard one was fried due to a storm. One of the USB ports also died.

While waiting for my new network card, I was using a USB cable to operate my temporary cable modem (Motrola Surfboard). I installed the drivers right from the CD and it worked well for a day or so until it randomly stopped working. I also couldn't shut down the computer as it would just hang there.

Now that I have my new NIC installed, I can browse just fine, but I'm unable to shut down without it restarting on me. Meaning I have to hold the power button.

I'm using my old cable modem and connected via ethernet. Also, I'm using a new keyboard which is also connected via USB.

How do I go about fixing this?
Edited by frickfrock999 - 6/1/11 at 2:06pm
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It sounds like you are having mobo issues. Have a spare you can test?
    
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Update NIC drivers.

I believe powercfg –amight tell you some more info.
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Unplug the new usb keyboard before a shutdown to see if that is having any impact?
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I dont know... if you have ports dying like that then your mobo is suspect.
    
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It sounds like you are having mobo issues. Have a spare you can test?
Unfortunately not.


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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Update NIC drivers.

I believe powercfg –amight tell you some more info.
Power Cfg? You mean the command prompt command? I tried that and it said it had 0 events.

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Originally Posted by kenolak View Post
Unplug the new usb keyboard before a shutdown to see if that is having any impact?
Alright, I'll give that a shot as well.

Anything else? I really don't want to risk corruption of any sort.
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