Hi all. I’ve got a normal PC running Windows XP and I’m having trouble linking it up to external devices. Every time I try, with any device, be it a USB, an mp3 player, a Kindle, or whatever, my computer just totally locks up. The screen freezes and the mouse and keyboard become totally inoperative. The only thing I can do is unplug the device and restart the PC. Do any computer literate dopers have any light to shed on this mystery?
Thanks in advance.
P.S. - You could transcribe the sum total of my computer knowledge onto the back of a postage stamp in bold 18pt Comic Sans font with double line spacing and still have enough room to spare to stick in at least one Gospel, so please keep it simple. Thanks