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I decided to try out a four-slot USB hub that I found in my house a few weeks ago. I plugged it in to my ThinkPad, and the installation went without a hitch. However, when I plugged my game controller into the hub, my laptop immediately restarted on its own. After it restarted, most of my cookies were deleted.

Could this have been caused by a defective hub? I am not sure what the brand of the hub is; it only has a "Made in China" label on it.


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Old 11-22-2010, 08:24 AM #2
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Not sure why it would have affected the cookies, only reason i can see is the cookies file was open at the time and didnt save because of the restart. Have you tried it again to try and replicate the fault? , also youcould look in event viewer to see what caused the restart.
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Maybe not enough voltage for game controller? :P
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I dont know what caused the restart, but i've experienced the lost cookies after crashes or when the system goes down due to lack of power (critical battery level set too low to complete proper shutdown). I happened to me on both vista and 7.

Do the game controller and hub work now, or does the same thing happen again when you plug them in?
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After restarting, my laptop could no longer recognize the USB hub. It just displays an error saying that the hardware is malfunctioning.

Other USB hardware work fine, though.
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Default Re: laptop restarted on its own after I installed a USB hub

Sounds like a defective hub then.
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