I'm a happy man tonight as my new board is working just fine without doing anything at all, except fitting it of course.
My problems are sorted, too!
Remember the rebooting after shutdown and cutting out, after boot?
Tried yet another PSU and all's well.
Must be a good day for computers.
Sh*t, I spoke too soon.
I've just plugged my usb external hard drive in the front ports and I've had the same 'usb device not recognised' bubble.
Surely not again.
You're right, mate.
Computers are, most definitely, female.
I'm coming at this from an oblique angle, here, Mick.
You made sure that nothing USB is set to turn off to save power, if I remember rightly.
How many of your USB bits'n'pieces are self-powered (ie. they have their own power supply) and how many are powered via the USB ports?
Could you have too much of a power-drain, leaving you in need of a higher-wattage PSU?
If the problem occurs again after plugging in the same device, I'd be wondering about the device.
It seems I still have a problem with usb but is now a little different.
I have had the same bubble pop-up a couple of times but thought it had gone. Well it has, I think, as I ain't seen it for a while.
However the problem now, is, sometimes, and it's only done this about 3 times, when I press the start button I have no power at all. It seems to start when I have fiddled with the power cable a bit. I know it's not the cable as I've already replaced it but could be the socket I suppose.
Anyway, when I get it going I have no usb at all and have to re-boot 3-4 times before it comes back which is becoming a pain in the Asus.
Also, the 'plop' has gone when connecting/disconnecting usb devices.
I am still 'Hibernating' but will shutdown properly for now to see if it's causing the problem.
Do you think it's a problem caused by 'Hibernating' as I seem to think my boards not 'waking up' properly.
And, why if it is the socket would the usb go totally dead.
The PSU Mick, is it a Tagen? I've heard of some Tagen's having issues pretty similar to what you describe.... Just something that springs to
I never, ever, use Hibernate, I find it causes more trouble than it's worth, and is a total resource hog to boot..... As you say, try turning it off and see what happens....
Too late Daz.....I have spotted your defence of Tagan PSU's.......
I would never ever trust one in any machine of mine again, although I think the later ones are a bit better, but until they drop Topower as their manufacturer, the quality is always going to be a bit of hit and miss.
Antec PSU's....the early ones (pre NeoHE and Trios) can be very dodgy because of their crap capacitors which do not like heat one little bit.
If you have a well cooled case, then they may well provide decent service, but let them get too hot over time, and expect the 'magic smoke' to escape.
Antec generally is not a name to inspire confidence.......Google a bit and find out for yourself.....but avoid the fanboys.
Thermaltake have a bad name for PSU's and are trying really hard to shake that bad reputation off, and are doing a stirling job with their Toughpower range.
It's done it again tonight and that's after shutting down properly last night.
I think I'll swop my supply with my sons 'cheapie' and see if he gets any probs.
Wilbur, I got an Antec as I heard nothing but good things about them. Mine is a Truepower 2.0 - 430w.
Make sure you have good internal cooling so the thing doesn't get too hot, but I can point you to specialist forums where the opinion of a lot of Antec models is no too good
The PSU swap is a good start, Mick, it will, at least, prove that component.
I still have a problem with my MB or PSU. I have put another PSU in my machine and it seems ok.
I have put my PSU in another machine and again it seemed ok.
I put my PSU back in my machine and it plays up.
Anyway I've sorted it now taking out both the PSU and MB and putting them in a box.
Actually, I rang the place I got them from and they told me it may be an incompatibility between the two so I'm taking them back in the morning.
Luckily they are both still under warranty so no charge for testing or replacement.
Got another new board today, that's 3 now, as they said the usb was wonkey even though it worked perfect with another PSU.
I'll never know if it was an incompatability issue between the board and PSU, because, believe it or not they lost my PSU.
They did let me pick another brand new one of course.
That seems like a bit of a result, to me!
Too, right, new board AND PSU...!
Result! (Caveat being the PSU is still a quality unit...)
Hooray! We have a winner! Have fun Mick!