USB stick memory issue

Haven’t been able to figure out this one yet. When we put any stick in any USB port in my wife’s computer, the CPU freezes up. Take it out and it seems to reset itself in a minute or two. I can read her flash stick in my PC, but it will not recognize several others that I have used in it before. My lap top has no problem reading any drive I plug into it, including all of these. They are all different brands, like that makes any difference! Probably all made in the same factory anyway. Both our PC’s are Dell products. Anybody have this experience?
Thanks for your input and help.

[QUOTE=GoGerald;1960588]Haven’t been able to figure out this one yet. When we put any stick in any USB port in my wife’s computer, the CPU freezes up. Take it out and it seems to reset itself in a minute or two. I can read her flash stick in my PC, but it will not recognize several others that I have used in it before. My lap top has no problem reading any drive I plug into it, including all of these. They are all different brands, like that makes any difference! Probably all made in the same factory anyway. Both our PC’s are Dell products. Anybody have this experience?
Thanks for your input and help.[/QUOTE]

What is here system cofig and specs. also how much RAM is available when it happens.

What model & make is that stick?

Be aware that faked sticks have flooded the mass market…

This is happening with ALL sticks regardless of brands. They include Memorex,Scandisk, Kensington, all purchased from local retail stores. All have previously worked in each of the PCs too.

Pentium IV with XT OS and 1 Gig RAM in both machines.

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Thank you. The translation was quaint! I got the point though. I do not think this is my problem for these reasons:

The sticks in question are less than 1Gig.
They are useable in my laptop, but not recognized in the desktop.
My desktop refuses to recognize some of them only.
My wife’s desktop locks up.

Both PC’s are the same manufacturer.
I have a feeling it’s a PC hardware problem, perhaps interrupt conflicts.
One curious thing is I have no problems at all having either desktop recognize and function correctly when reading SD chips form a USB reader.

Have you heard of anybody else having this kind of problem?