I have an issue with my new Toshiba laptop. Whenever I plug in an external USB device, if the laptop is not plugged in to the wall, the laptop freezes. However, nothing happens if the laptop is plugged in to the wall.
When I say the laptop freezes, I mean it really freezes. The only way to recover is to hard reboot.
My question is, what could be causing this? Could it be the extra power drain from the sub devices that causes this (even the simplest flash drives cause a freeze)?
Please help me out, it's very annoying.
Doing a google search, I found that there was a BIOS update that I didnt have. After updating the BIOS, I no longer have this problem.
Laptop model: Toshiba Portege R705-P35
old BIOS: 1.70
new BIOS: 1.80