My system freezes recently – locks up every time and must be reset when I plug in a Corsair 256mb memory stick – front USB ports only. No other USB devices connected. New behaviour, it used to work OK. Other devices almost always work OK plugged into front ports, but not always – maybe one in 20 times it will freeze. Back ports always work OK. System is: WinXP Pro (SP1) , Aopen m-board-AK77,Via600. All Via4-in1 drivers installed when new 18 months ago. Flawless performance until now using it 7 days wk x 10-12 hours a day for graphics. No other changes since new and the machine does not go to the internet – ever. Any help would be greatly appreciated - i did a search here but found nothing like this.
thanks a lot.