|I was recently given an old PC and checked to see if it had any faults. I then found out that as soon I plugged a USB flash or a usb external Hdd to it , it would cause a problem. XP pro came up with this message|
"Power Surge on Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port."
It has 2 usb ports at the front and 4 at the back.
I tried all, but noticed when I plugged usb storage devices in the back, the pc would re-boot itself ,so the ports on the back were in worse condition than the ones on the front.
Also the mouse would freeze when I plugged storage devices in the front. However usb mice and keyboards work OK in all the USB ports.
Would this be a hardware issue ? not software related ?
Also I noticed the pc has a program installed in it called "S3 USB enable" ,could that be the problem that is causing this ?
My mouse pointer works again when there are no other usb devices plugged in and I unplug/plug the
mouse cable again.
How do I get the USB ports to function with USB drives ?