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post #1 of 25
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well i got a Thermaltake armor jr in black and i installed everything right. its just that when ever i connect like a usb flash drive or my portable hard drive into the front(top) usb port my pc freezes and i have to reset it by the switch, but the thing is when i plug my webcam or bluetooth dongle in the same port my system does not freeze and they work. is there anyway to fix this?

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post #2 of 25
You sure you hooked it up right? Unplug the wires and start over, make sure you look at your mobo's manual for were you need to plug in the wires. Good luck!

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post #3 of 25
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yeah they are set right because Thermaltake joined all those jumpers together and iot matches my mobo jumper pins perfectly. umm im having a real bad time now because i get a blue screen of death when i get to the Windows XP Loading screen.

Technical Information.
0x0000007b(0xf78f6524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000)

i think its realted to the harddrive drivers being corrupt and i cant boot from a disk. is tehre anyway to get around this? would plugging the hard drive into another pc be any help?
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post #4 of 25
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umm dont worry guys i was forced to format. i am now using windows 2000 and my front usb ports work hopefully when i reinstall windows xp it should be ok.
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post #5 of 25
I think I remember something about the Armor and the Jr's USB ports were messed up, as in a huge spark would come or the system would crash when you fitted something into the USB ports.
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post #6 of 25
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well i installed windows xp sp2 and my pc still continues to crash when i insert usb flash drives/portable hdd's can anyone please help me? the front usb ports worked fine on windows 2000 but why wont it work for xp?
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post #7 of 25
Just because the pin config matches does not insure the wires are in the correct location. I've see more than one USB config, why it's not standardized I'll never know!
If you have a rear USB/PCI slot adapter that wires/plugs into the MB, look at the wires/colors/locations and compare them to the case moldex config to assure a correct match.
    
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post #8 of 25
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i have confirmed that the cables match and if it didnt match at all why would the front usb ports work with windows 2000?
and the front usb ports work but only when i plug in my webcam and a bluetooth dongle.
if this is any help i got a screenshot of my USB in device manager.



also my rear usb ports work fully

===== UPDATE =====

any form of storage that i plug into the front panel usb ports will freeze/crash my pc anything other that that will still function and work correctly.

Devices ive tried and worked.
Bluetooth Dongle
Logitech Ms510 mouse

Devices ive used that failed
Generic Usb Flash drive 512mb
iPod Nano 4gb
Sandisk cruzer micro 512mb
40gb External Hdd.

===== UPDATE =====

i turned off the usb 2.0 controller in my bios and the front usb ports now work but all the ports are now usb 1.1, so im guessing its some driver conflict.
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post #9 of 25
Good to see the wire config is on the money.
Have you tried using a rear/slot USB adapter on the USB port that your using for the front connection? If that works, I'd point to the front hardware as a quality issue and bring it to Thermaltake's attention!
    
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post #10 of 25
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is that like a usb hub or something? and no i havnt. i just updated windows and ive updated my bios but it still freezes . i hope this is more of a driver/software issue rather than a hardware one i hate having to deal with sending stuff back and waiting for it.
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