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Usb Headset Causes Hp Computer To Freeze Until Unplugged


My problem relates to a usb headset. It appears that when i hit a heavy load on the system sound my computer freezes up. It comes back right away (most of the time) if i unplug the usb connector on the headset (logitech). If i do not unplug the headset the system will sometimes have a moving mouse cursor but it is completely unresponsive (can not click on anything on the win 7 menu bar). Please let me know if there is any additional information i can provide to help solve this problem.

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Usb Causing Computer To Freeze

I want to start off saying that i feel really dumb about posting this question. I have worked on and off in the it field for the last 14 years and this one is stumping me. I guess you could say that my skills have started to rot away. I have a slack data analyst position and have turned a screw driver on a computer is like a year. Mmmm brain beginning to mush. Here is my dilemma and i have googled it to no result. My neighbor has a home built machine that she has been having problems with since it was built last year. I didn't build it, but being a nice enough neighbor i thought i would lend her a helping hand. The computer has an asus m2n68-vm mainboard. This specific version does not have the dvi or hdmi built in. Surprising how all google searches point directly to that board. The person who built it installed a x64 5000+, a 7300 gs video card, 4gb ram, 80gb hard drive, and a cheap lite-on dvd drive. If i remember right, she paid 1k for it may-ish 2009. Ha ha, but i digress. So here is the problem. The neighbor claims that since november, the computer randomly freezes up when inserting a flash drive or when connecting her easyshare camera to the front usb ports on the front of this custom tower. She claims that she hasn't had the problem before that. So i take a look at the computer. It is not just the front ports. It is all ports. When the computer freezes it locks the keyboard and mouse. Explorer seems to be frozen completely. Its not every time a device is plugged in. Anyone have any ideas?

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Usb Device Cause Computer To Freeze Or Not To Boot

I have recently been having issues left and right with my computer freezing or not given booting. I got it mainly fixed but i found out something strange. It would appear when i had my card reader connected and my wireless usb adapter connected (with the usb cord connected) the computer would either freeze while loading the os or not even boot at all. When the card reader was connected i had a 2gb sd card in it and for some reason the card wasn't being detected at all and vista wasn't even detecting the card reader till after maybe 5min. After plugging it in. Also, the other strange thing is when i had my usb wireless adapter plugged in with the usb cord the computer wouldn't even boot or it would freeze like above. When i finally just connected the wireless adapter by itself windows loaded fine with no freeze/lock ups (and yes, i don't have the card reader connected right now). Idk but i'd hate to say this but would it be a psu issue? I was playing l4d and killing floor fine last night with my xfx 4850 oc'ed. What is going on here? Side note: has the latest ati drivers been causing anybody any issues lately? Like lock ups or anything? At first though i thought it was the oc'ing from catalyst causing the issue but i guess it wasn't.

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My question is - how good are these usb headphones (specifically for gaming) if they come from logitech or razer or something? Is the cpu usage going to go up a lot (this was why i went the way i did with the medusas), and are there any real benefits to having a sound card any more?

I don't watch movies or listen to music much on the pc, and even if i do i don't care about the sound quality. I have a nice home theater for all that. Anyway, i was thinking about buying the g35 headphones from logitech but i'm hesitant because of the past information i've had, so i wanted to vet it all with you guys first .


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Also non-gamer people who use their computer for phone calls etc also prefer usb over analog becuase of its clarity in voice transmission. Although i heard something about usb headsets eating up cpu or something like that i have never experienced any problem from my side. So i am now declaring myself as usb headsetter for life after trying to make it work with 2 different analog jacking headsets. I will never look back again. Which one do you have? How do you cope? What settings you have if you have an analog headset? People have trouble hearing you even if you are about to swallow your mic?


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The strange thing is here! Im running another version of windows xp pro sp2 on the same machine. I booted on this version, installed the card and drivers and it worked fine! All the devices i plugged where found automatically and worked fine!

Whats wrong with my xp version that the usb 2. 0 is not working with ?


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I rebooted , all is fine until i hook up another usb device this time my blue tooth dongle. Tried a differrent pendrive and the same thing happened! I tried removing the card and drivers and reinstalling but the same thing happened! Im running windows xp pro sp2 with all the latest updates!

The strange thing is here! Im running another version of windows xp pro sp2 on the same machine. I booted on this version, installed the card and drivers and it worked fine! All the devices i plugged where found automatically and worked fine!

Whats can be wrong with my xp version that the usb 2. 0 is not working with ?


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Computer Beep Then Freeze

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I recently changed cases to the antec 900 since it had more fans and better cooling. I didn't change any hardware except for my power supply (500w to a 550w). I connect everything back up, and my dvd drive doesn't work. The symptoms are as follows. I can put a cd or a dvd in there, and it locks up my pc. It locks up everything but my mouse. I can move my mouse around, but cannot click anything. When i eject the cd or dvd, my computer unfreezes. I do not have to reboot. While the cd or dvd is in there, i can do nothing, but once i eject it, everything else is fine again. I know it is not the ide cables, as it does this with 2 different cables. It smells like a driver issue, but i tried uninstalling both the dvd rom drive and the ide controllers and rebooting to let windows reinstall the drivers, and neither of these attempts fixed the problem. Anyone have any ideas? The dvd drive is a sony dru-800a, and it is the only drive connected to the secondary ide channel. My hard drive is on the primary ide channel. I have no other devices connected to the ide channels. The only other thing i changed when i had my computer in the old case was the 3. 5in floppy drive. I didn't feel the need to install it with the new case.

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The problem is downright odd, and i'll go through a list of things i've tried to get this to work, as well as the problems i've encountered. First of all, as the post title would demonstrate, the said product that isn't working is "cyber snipa sonar 5. 1 usb headset":

http://www.Cybersnipa.com/us/products/sonar-5. 1-gaming-headset.php

Now onto the more dire points:

I've tried to voice chat with this headset in an extensive amount of programs and games:

It records perfectly in windows sound recorder. It records perfectly in paltalk. Acts weird in google talk. Doesn't work at all in xfire. Bsod in skype when i actually try to start talking. Doesn't seem to work in any fps game that i have that supports voice chat, quake wars included of course. Now, what steps have i taken? Here you go:

I have the latest drivers for all my hardware, including the headset. I have tried moving the headsets usb plug to every usb slot i have. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the headset drivers several times, even reverting to older versions. I've tried it with no drivers at all. I've checked the volume settings, made sure everything is un-muted etc. (Which as i said it works perfect in some things, loud and clear). I've removed sound card from my system altogether (usb headsets are independent of a sound card). So it is my one and only sound system. I have done an exhausting search for other people having problems with usb headsets not working right for voice chat, and have found quite a few interesting things, but still nothing quite like the problems i'm experiencing. Here's some other stuff that is weird:

When i first installed the headset/drivers, and i did the recording test thing in quake wars, it would bsod and reset my computer. I un-installed the drivers, reinstalled and that fixed it. But of course it went from bsod to just not working. Wee. I also bsod in skype as i mentioned earlier as well. When i press the button to voice chat in quake wars or battlefield 2, it acts like i don't even have a recording device at all, it won't even pop up an icon to indicate that i'm trying to voice chat. But yet, in battlefield 2 the voice testing program thing exterior to the game detects me loud and clear. And quake wars detects the device as being the controller for my microphone, but it acts like it isn't even there. It is nothing short of mind boggling to me. So in conclusion, i know the headsets microphone is fine and working as intended. But it obviously has some serious conflicts with certain software. I'm asking for any help or advice that i can get, no matter how big or small. Anything you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. I'm just beat on this thing. I'm really sorry about the long post, but i really want to be able to voice chat in quake wars.


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