Computer shuts off and restarts when i connect wireless adapter to a usb port

I have Windows XP and linksys wireless G 2.4 GHz adapter model WUSB 54 G. version 4. I'm trying to connect the adapter. I connect one end of usb cable to the adapters usb port. Then i connect the other end of usb cable to a usb port on the computer. As soon as i do that the computer shuts off . It shuts off and restarts continually.
Please help
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  1. system specs?
  2. Welve said:
    system specs?

    Compac Presario SR 1500 NX. Windows XP home edition
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