What just happened?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hugger, Jul 29, 2009.

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  1. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    I popped in an old USB drive.
    It opened to show me that my wife's resume was on it.
    Then I got the Blue Screen of Displeasure, which flashed on the screen for a second and the pc shut down.
    The above took no more than 3 seconds.
    When I rebooted, I found some info:
    C\docs~temps...WERa92adir00\mini072909-01.dmp
    and C\docs~temps...WERa92adir00\sysdata.xml

    I had FF 3.5.1 open when I inserted the usb thumb drive.
    I have XP Pro w/SP3 fully patched, DW 2.56, Prevx and Avast free.
    What happened to my pc?
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
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    Cudni,
    Thanks for the info.
    I'll try it.
    Hugger
     
  4. axial

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    USB devices, cables, and connectors are prone to electrostatic discharges that can cause reboots -- if you're very lucky, a reboot is the least damaging. Fried mobos or other components can easily result from ESD. Mobos that use liquid capacitors vs. solid state capacitors are much more vulnerable to damage.
     
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