Articles

USB Drives Malfunctioned and power surge on Hub Port

December 15, 2012 at 18:29:30
Specs: Windows xp

I have a desk top PC WITH WINDOWS XP SP3 and i was having problems with the mouse working ,recieved an error message stating that, one of the usb drives attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it. i CANT CLICK ON ANY THING BECAUSE THE MOUSE DOES NOT RESPOND TO MY CLICKS. NEXT I TRIED TO PLUG IN A DOONGLE KEY AND RECIEVED THE OTHER MESSAGE POWER SURGE ON HUB PORT
A USB DEVICE HAS EXCEEDED THE POWER LIMITS OF ITS HUB PORT.
WHAT CAN I DO.

See More: USB Drives Malfunctioned and power surge on Hub Port

Report •


#1
December 15, 2012 at 21:11:51

It sounds like you are using a wireless mouse. When you first have trouble with them, try replacing the batteries in the mouse. The wireless dongle should be (like a wired mouse) plugged into a rear USB port directly on the motherboard, not on any hub, expansion card, or many front ports. Sometimes front USB ports are not directly connected to the motherboard, but go through an internal hub that is part of a front multi-port expansion product. This hub might be the problem and may be overloaded or not good. You should use rear ports whenever possible, especially on devices you are rarely going to unplug and save the front ports for portable drives and devices you normally or periodically remove.
Give us more details for more help.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


Report •
Related Solutions


Ask Question