This is a weird problem: When I turn on a tube light in my room while my Lenovo G770 laptop is on, the laptop makes the as if a new device is attached to the laptop. The laptop is running Windows 7 Professional.
I noticed I turned on/off the tube light and the laptop makes device connected sound and device manager refreshes its device list by shrinking and expanding the list.
My laptop does not have a battery but I remember even when there was battery inside the laptop it still behaved same.
What is going on here? I do not want this to happen to because recently my OS got corrupted too (which I have fixed by reinstalling Windows) which resulted in communication via USB ports failing. And I believe that the real cause was this problem which I mentioned above that computer feels some device is attached when I turn on the light in the room..
UPDATE: I had my USB mouse connected to the laptop. I observed that when I switch on the tube light the USB mouse red light would go OFF/ON (happens with all USB ports I tested one by one) now why this happens I have no idea. My other laptop which is plugged in the same extension does not have such behavior.
What I have done now is that I have grounded the power extension properly and it seems to have solved the problem now. But I would like to understand why it really happened what has grounding to do with it ?
UPDATE 2: Grounding has not solved I was too quick to post the update earlier, no it has resolved nothing...it is behaving the same..