USB port needs ressetting after power surge.

September 1, 2010 at 13:34:10
Specs: Windows XP SP3
I had a USB power surge from an eternal HD. I moved it to another USB port which solved the problem. However the port it was on needs to be reset but the task bar option for doing this is no longer there. Is there another way to reset the port?

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#1
September 1, 2010 at 13:44:57
What I think you are saying is the hd took too much current. Try a cold boot. Turn system off and remove power plug and press power button a few times. Then power it back up. Test with simple usb device such as usb flash not the external drive.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
September 1, 2010 at 14:00:00
I already resolved the HD problem by moving it to another USB port. I am trying to reset the port it was on so I can use it for another low power device. Normally you reset the port from the task bar tray balloon that pops up. i just want to get that port reset without having to reboot. It just seems kinda stupid to have to reboot for such a simple problem.

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#3
September 1, 2010 at 17:13:03
Hmm, so you come in here asking for advice, you get good advice on how to fix the issue and then you argue about it. Now that's stupid.
And in the time it took to post your rediculous argument you could have rebooted and fixed it. Run along now little troll.

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#4
September 1, 2010 at 17:49:32
I guess you could try to sort though cnet or softpedia or other places for a tool to reset it if even one exists.

I have only had that problem one time, the issue is you shouldn't be having to reset it. Your problem is the current draw not the reset problem.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#5
September 6, 2010 at 19:13:59
I was not attempting to argue anything. I suppose I could have worded that better, I was only hoping someone knew of a way to reset the port rather than rebooting. I believe the drives are running close the the port's current limit as they do not always cause a surge problem. Moving the drive from one port to the next seems to resolve the drives problem when it does happen. I do apologize for any misunderstanding.

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