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When i plug in device in to a usb port my computer freezes up

\015 Up until a few days ago i was able to connect devices and not have a problem but a few days ago my laptop froze up every time i connected a device. my laptop is a toshiba sattelite A135-S2276. i have a windows xp proffesional os.\015

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Have you tried a different USB port because theres two types of usb port & one on the back has pin's inside it check that these arnt bent or touching you should use the side ports for your basic everyday external devices.
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