Solved USB Device Over Current Status detected error PC won't start

April 11, 2014 at 11:59:58
Specs: Windows XP
When I try to start the computer I get a message that "USB Device Over Current Status detected" and the computer shuts down after 15 seconds. The only device plugged into a USB port is the wireless mouse. I have tried starting without the mouse plugged in and still get the same message.

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April 11, 2014 at 14:19:18
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That seems to be a problem with Asus motherboards. There doesn't seem to be a specific fix. I found these:

with postings from people about what worked for them.

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April 11, 2014 at 14:30:02
remove mouse and anything else that is plugged into USB ports. What about keyboard? If you are using a wireless keyboard, you have a USB gongle that will need to be removed. If you are using PS2 keyboard, you can leave it plugged in. If it still does not start, you will need to open the case (desktop assumed) and look for internal USB connectors to the motherboard for front USB ports and internal USB hubs (front or back) and remove those for the test.
Try booting, if it works, add in keyboard, etc. one at a time and test. At this point, update motherboard drivers, then shut down and add in one internal plug at a time until it no longer boots, that will be the problem piece of hardware that should be replaced.
Also, while in the case, tip the case a bit and look for loose screws rolling around inside of your case that could short something out.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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