Hmmm i had a similar problem, i found out that a USB device, was sharing the
same IRQ as another device on my computer, causing it to lock up and get the
BSOD, i had to manually change the IRQ settings, it may not be the problem
but u cud give it a go, go to start-control panel-system-device manager-under
the USB devices right click on each one and click on Resource, you will then
see a number next to IRQ, make sure than no devices under that USB list has
the same number, if so, you can change the conflicting device numberanywhere
between 12-15 (these are open IRQS) worth a shot.
"Jon Davis" wrote:
> I have a weird problem. I don't want to replace my motherboard (MSI P965
> Platinum), but I don't know what else this could be, except perhaps Windows
> When I boot up, around the time that it switches to high-resolution view
> (before login) I get a BSOD with the error being "INTERNAL_POWER_FAILURE".
> The BSOD goes away if I boot with ALL USB devices disconnected.
> But here's where I suspect it's Vista: once I get to the login screen, I can
> connect my USB hub and carry on like there's no problem.
> My USB hub is a the absolute best $60 high-powered USB hub I could find (Dr.
> Bott T7Hub), and it replaces a generic high-power USB hub I had also tried.
> I've found that the problem still exists even if I just hook the keyboard
> and mouse alone directly to the computer and no USB hub, and the wireless
> USB keyboard/mouse combo is also newly replaced from some old legacy USB
> keyboard and PS/2 mouse from long after the problem arose.
> I've replaced the chassis power supply as well, going up from a 500W Antec
> unit to a 600W unit.
> It seems Vista is doing some lame equalibrium test during boot-up and only
> during boot-up, and puking when it sees there's something odd. But, hello,
> Microsoft, that's the BIOS's job, not yours!! I wonder if there's some way
> to disable this check?
> Meanwhile, I've been using my compuer for about ten months now, just pulling
> the plug on the USB hub uplink until I get to the login screen.