Computer bios does not load at start up whilst usb 4-ports is attached to a usb port!!

Whenever i start my pc with the usb hardware connected it does not load,but when i remove it and restart it loads! any solutions?

my pc OS is Windows 98!
Webby001Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Webby001Author Commented:
also it is a power usb so comes with a power cable!it doesnt just run off the pc's power!
Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Have you checked if the usb hardware isn't faulty by trying it on another computer?
jhanceCommented:
The symptom of a PC NOT BOOTING with a device in the USB port is caused by EXCESSIVE POWER being drawn by the USB device from the PC's motherboard.

Enable your self-powered hub so that IT supplies the power vs. your USB port.  That, in all probability, will resolve this.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

Webby001Author Commented:
how do i do what  jhance suggested?
Luc FrankenEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You can buy an powered USB-hub, or you can borrow one from a friend first to try if it solves your problem.
But have you tried it in another computer yet to see if it works there? This is because I think you're talking about a powered USB device.

LucF
KubrikCommented:
Try to disconnect cd-rom cdr secondary hd and other devices leaving only boot hd, ram, cpu, video card and usb device.
Try to boot.

If the problem is the Excessive Power, you can try to change the power supply of your Pc, try something around 500W.

Bye
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.