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bob saget
02-11-11, 04:10 PM
yesterday night, i plugged a USB stick into one of the front USB inputs on my case, and my computer instantly BSOD. I restart it, try again (on another front USB input). Same deal. Once i restarted again, I tried plugging it into the back USB connections, and those worked fine. I then tried plugging it into the front ones again, and those worked. Today, the front ones worked fine as well.
What could be the explanation for the BSODs? Could the motherboard be dying, and I should RMA? I have had VERY few BSODs with this machine, and to have two like that is disturbing. I got some screens of the message after it restarted from the BSODs.

I have been running the board overclocked 24/7, so maybe the stress got to it...Core temps have always been fine.

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2733/error1zo.th.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/error1zo.jpg/)

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1305/error2ph.th.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/error2ph.jpg/)

As always, thanks for your help guys :)

Roadhog
02-11-11, 04:15 PM
Could be a grounding issue, or a motherboard problem. Also, upgrade to windows 7.

zoomy942
02-11-11, 04:16 PM
wow - Vista?

grey_1
02-11-11, 05:20 PM
Seriously, make Win7 your next upgrade. I was one of the lucky ones that didn't have many usb issues with Vista, but it had it's fair share of problems.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941600

bob saget
02-11-11, 05:30 PM
i did not know that it was common. its $260+ for the upgrade :(

grey_1
02-11-11, 05:44 PM
i did not know that it was common. its $260+ for the upgrade :(

Have you tried any of those updates? I don't know which are incorporated into SP2 or not, you may get lucky with it. I kept mine updated with just about every update MS released and had very few problems.

I also set my brothers rig up exactly the same way and he has no issues I'm aware of with Vista Ultimate 64bit and SP2 with all other updates installed.

Roadhog
02-11-11, 06:17 PM
i did not know that it was common. its $260+ for the upgrade :(

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758&cm_re=windows_7_professional-_-32-116-758-_-Product

bob saget
02-11-11, 06:59 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758&cm_re=windows_7_professional-_-32-116-758-_-Product

since i have vista ultimate, i can only get 7 ultimate upgrade without having to delete any of my stuff i guess. right? or what does that chart mean?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7

Roadhog
02-11-11, 06:59 PM
Back up your things then...

grey_1
02-12-11, 12:52 PM
since i have vista ultimate, i can only get 7 ultimate upgrade without having to delete any of my stuff i guess. right? or what does that chart mean?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7

Buy OEM, not retail bob. And like Roadhog said just back your data up>clean install = happy bob :lol:

$109 for home premium, $154 for the pro roadhog linked. Yes, I linked newegg.ca

:lol:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

Roadhog
02-12-11, 01:06 PM
yeah, best upgrade you could probably do right now.

zoomy942
02-12-11, 08:31 PM
1000% agree. your pc will thank you

bob saget
02-12-11, 09:10 PM
thanks guys. 100 bucks is do-able...

UberRN69
02-14-11, 11:13 AM
I just switched out cases due to my CM Sniper was not grounding well (couldn't really find the true cause), same thing was happening to me that the OP was having (BSOD). I switched my case back to the Lian-Li case that i just upgraded from and sure enough my grounding issues went away.

My exception was that ANY static discharge (rubbing feet on the carpet, petting my cat) that came in contact with the case resulted in a BSOD, not just USB. Both the CM Sniper case and the Lian-Li (100% aluminum) had the exact same components, so I know the grounding issue was in the CM case itself.

mullet
02-14-11, 12:21 PM
get this bob. Don't waste your time on OEM. The upgrade installs like the full ver.

Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs $124.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116775)

bob saget
02-14-11, 01:35 PM
get this bob. Don't waste your time on OEM. The upgrade installs like the full ver.

Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs $124.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116775)

thanks for the link dude, but doesn't look like canadian sites have it for approx that price. There's one that has it for 200 even. grey's is probably the best link...and since i got vista ultimate, i can only upgrade to the comparable windows 7 version, whatever its called.

i will purchase it during the summer, when i have a job :lol:

WeReWoLf
02-14-11, 02:13 PM
i did not know that it was common. its $260+ for the upgrade :(

Tiger Direct.CA Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit OEM (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213932&Sku=M17-7302) $99.97

Tiger Direct.CA Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit OEM (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5213938&csid=_21) $199.99

bob saget
02-14-11, 02:31 PM
thanks :)

mullet
02-14-11, 02:37 PM
thanks for the link dude, but doesn't look like canadian sites have it for approx that price. There's one that has it for 200 even. grey's is probably the best link...and since i got vista ultimate, i can only upgrade to the comparable windows 7 version, whatever its called.

i will purchase it during the summer, when i have a job :lol:

With the upgrade DVD it doesn't mater what you have. I installed it fresh with a empty HDD from boot up. I found this as well.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade CDN$ 126.99 (http://www.amazon.ca/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Upgrade/dp/B002DGS81C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1297715709&sr=8-2)

bob saget
02-14-11, 02:50 PM
With the upgrade DVD it doesn't mater what you have. I installed it fresh with a empty HDD from boot up. I found this as well.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade CDN$ 126.99 (http://www.amazon.ca/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Upgrade/dp/B002DGS81C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1297715709&sr=8-2)

are you sure? look here, under the step 1 tab. unless i am reading it wrong

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7

mullet
02-14-11, 02:56 PM
Put it this way I installed 7 home prem upgrade dvd on a blank HDD and it installed fine. just saying. I also did the same thing for the wife's PC and it had XP. But get OEM if you feel better about it.

bob saget
02-14-11, 04:07 PM
fair enough.

Maverick123w
02-14-11, 07:58 PM
My computer has done that as well with my last 2 cases (1 antec, 1 CM) Only with the front ports. I think **** is just made cheaply tbh.

bob saget
02-14-11, 08:04 PM
thing is, the sony USB key i have, has a crappy design because the actually metal "USB" part slides in and out of the casing, and there is no way to hold it in place, other than a grip thing on the side, so when i plug it in, i almost have to jiggle it a bit, so the USB part doesn't slide back into the casing.

Oh well, gotta this thread in mind for my next upgrade :)