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Why does inserting a USB flash every once in a while locks up the PC ?

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This is happened with other USB flash drives I have granted it was from the same manufacture mushkin but different models. Every once in a while I'll insert it and it locks up the PC, the only way to fix this is hold down the power button till PC shuts off. Why is this happening ?
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Stupid question.
  1. Have you updated your USB drivers? If not I would do that first.
  2. If that doesn't work I'd look at your device manager and see if there are any issues/ unknown devices that need drivers updated.
  3. If none of that works, try uninstalling the USB drivers and reinstalling the ones that your mobo's manufacturer has on their website.
  4. You can also try uninstalling the USB drivers and restart your computer. Windows will install the drivers upon restarting.

Apparently from what I'm finding it's a rather wide-spread common issue.

Also try this:
  1. Click Start button on your PC and right-click Computer, and then select Properties in the context menu.
  2. Click Advanced system settings link given the left column.
  3. In the System Properties window, click Environment Variables.
  4. Click New and you will see the New User Variable dialog box.
  5. Type in “Devmgr_show_details” in the Variable name field and “1” in the Variable value field.
  6. Click OK to save.\
  7. Open Device Manager (Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System > Device Manager)
  8. Once in Device Manager, click View and choose Show hidden devices.
  9. Uninstall all the malfunctioning USB drives. (Right-click > Uninstall)
    Note: Do not uninstall a driver other than the ones that were hidden.
  10. Restart your PC and it will fix all the problems with the USB ports drivers.

Fix found here: https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/82253-fix-usb-flash-drive-freezes-computer-when-plugged-in-issue
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yes updated the USB third party controller firmware and the drivers. This was happening before upgrading. I'll probably have to chalk it up to third party garbage. I know the newer motherboards have the Intel USB 3.0 integrated so that would would be way to go. It don't happen often, I just don't understand why it's just once in a while.
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Yeah, corrupt flash drive or USB port. Like I said it's somewhat of a wide-spread problem from what I found. I've had a few issues on older rigs where it would restart the computer or completely freeze it. Usually the port that I was trying to use or giving my problems would sooner or later completely die.
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*UPDATE*


I took off my OC on my PC, so running at stock cpu speeds and the locking up as been eliminated. When I originally OC'ed my CPU I tested with prime and past a 1 hour test. Is it possible that my motherboard is cheap or just didn't like being OC'ed ?
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