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Machine is running Windows ME. Motherboard is MICROSTAR K7 TURBO LITE and Processpr is a Athlon 1.4G. Plus have a 300w Power supply.

I have just installed a new motherboard and processor and my usb mouse and modem, work for 5 or 10 mins and then they both shut down. (Power is lost to them)

I have installed the lastest motherboard chip set and bios and updated the modem drivers.

Any idea's on this.

Thanks in advance.
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by:mikecr
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Have you pulled all of the Windows Updates for ME? Look in your power management in the bios and also the OS and see if anything is configured that might be causing the problem.
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Alpine,

What is the actual MSI part number of the board (i.e. MS-6378)?  Did you do a "drop in" replacement of the mobo/cpu, meaning did you just disconnect the old board and install the new one, without reinstalling WinME?  If so, that could be part of your problem.  There are some ways you can clean out the Device Manager completely and let it redetect your hardware, but I won't go into it unless you did your upgrade this way.

Or you could just reinstall ME also.

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Your power supply might not quite be enough for this.

AMD power supply requirements.                                      
 http://www1.amd.com/athlon/power

Or possibly you have a motherhboard malfunction.

The other option is indeed to do a reinstall over your present one after deleting everything from device manager.

Also check the BIOS settings for your power down options. Turn them all off.

I hope this helps !
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http://downloads.viaarena.com/drivers/others/usbf_110.zip

This is the USB Filter driver from VIA which should fix the problem.

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Also, check the manual specifications for both devices to see how many mAmps they draw...onboard USB ports generally can only provide ~500 mAmps, if your modem is drawing more power than this it could be part of the problem.  You might need a powered USB hub...

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by:ketapillar
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I ran into a problem similar to this a couple of months ago and just about ripped my hair out.  (However they would go off, come back on, sometimes stay off, etc...)

I updated the drivers and did pretty much all the stuff listed above but it didn't help.

Didn't fix the problem but then later i was running a lan checker and was getting a lot of interference from the power running in the wall that was disrupting the USB.  Got some electrical tape and covered the he11 out of the cables and the problem went away.

What was funny was it was only effecting the USB's  (Network, Speakers, Scanner, etc.. was fine).  Try the above solutions first if that doesn't work try moving the pc somewhere and see if the problem happens there.
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by:kannabis
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Could it be your CPU is overheating?  Make sure you have proper cooling for your processor or you could end up damaging it properly.

The fan should be spinning freely, and the heatsink should be free of dust or dirt.  Make sure everything is seated properly also.
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by:Alpine
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Downloaded the VIA 4.39 Driver for USB and it seems to be working ok now.  Thanks for all your idea's on this.
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by:Alpine
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Downloaded the VIA 4.39 Driver for USB and it seems to be working ok now.  Thanks for all your idea's on this.
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Glad I could help...USB can be a bit tricky sometimes (at least on VIA boards!)

-dog*
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