So this one scared me. Not sure what exactly is going on.
I was playing X-Plane using my HP Reverb about 30 minutes ago - the computer was not hot, and had not been on that long (maybe two hours). Suddenly, everything went black. I took the headset off and this message was on my screen:
Over Current Have Been Detected On Your USB Device.
System will shutdown after 15 seconds to protect your mainboard.
Well that doesn’t sound good at all now does it?
But true panic didn’t start to happen until I tried to reboot and got:
Checking Media Presence…
Start PXE over IPv4 on MAC: 00-DB-61-4F-62-8E.
Which basically only allowed me to get to my BIOS settings. Which I have no idea what is going on in there. You might as well have written it all in Chinese. Google search indicated something like…well, your computer went through all of the boot devices and couldn’t find anything to load and therefore the last ditch thing might be IPv4 (network??). I dunno.
After several attempts to reboot, even after unplugging all of my external devices and USB cables, etc…I hit the BIOS reset/default setting in the BIOS and (WHEW!) my computer booted back up again.
Now I’m really curious what USB device caused this scare. If I had to guess…and I hate to point a finger without knowing anything about anything…I’d guess the HP Reverb. I guess I can plug things in one at a time until I get a similar result? But why the heck did it change my BIOS settings?
That wasn’t fun at all. Thought I was out of business.