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I recieved the power surge exceeded limits message

Now my thumb drive does not work

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Might be a compatibility problem with Compaq Presario 5BW284, try using your thumb drive on another computer to check if its still working

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A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port


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Western Digital Passport 160 GB external HD won't load.


WinXP SP2 blocks the use of the drive because it thinks it draws too much power. But there is a simple procedure to override this (from WD site):

"Problem:
Under Windows XP, an error message of "Power Surge on Hub Port" or "USB device has exceeded the power limits of it's hub port" is displayed when connecting a USB device to a USB port on a computer or Hub.

Cause:
Under some computers, USB devices are only allowed to draw a maximum of 500 milliamps (mA) per connection from the USB port on the computer system or from a USB hub. Under the Windows XP Operating System, with the release of Service Pack 2, if a device attempts to draw more than this (500 milliamps), a USB port balloon message is displayed to indicate this over current condition. When connecting a USB device that draws power from the USB bus, a very brief over current condition is sometimes detected by the OS, and the warning message is displayed.

Resolution:
This message has no affect on the functionality of the USB port. The USB hard drive should still function correctly on the USB port regardless of the error message. To prevent the USB Power Surge Alert message from displaying, please complete the following steps:
Click on Start.

Click on Control Panel.

Double-click on the System Icon.

Click on the Hardware Tab.

Click on the Device Manager button.

Click on the + next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers to expand the selection.

Right-click and select Properties on any listing that displays USB UNIVERSAL HOST CONTROLLER.

Click on the Advanced Tab.

Check the box that says: Don't tell me about USB errors."

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But most likely the drive will work fine for you. It is a lovely quiet drive, and takes up no space at all.

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One of the great features of USB devices is they can get power from the USB port. Plug in a thumb drive and it just works. The power for operating the thumb drive comes from the USB port. This works for small devices like a thumb drive but not something big like a scanner. The scanner need its own power supply.

There could be several explinations for what you are seeing. Could be you are plugging in a device which is sucking too much power and the laptop is shutting it down. I would test the port with something small like a thumb drive and see if it works. If the thumb drive works but the other device does not a couple of things could be going on. Maybe the device just need power - is there a way to plug in a power supply? Or maybe the device is broken and shorted out. Does the device work on another computer?

If something like a thumb drive does not work then it is a problem with the motherboard. Could be the USB ports are bad. It happens and there usually is no easy fix short or replacing the motherboard ($$$). Occasionally there is a BIOS setting for the USB ports. A bit of a long shot but worth a look.

A possible work around would be to get a power USB hub. A hub plugs into a USB port and provides 4 or 7 USB ports. Good ones come with a power supply. When the hub is plugged into the power supply it does not draw power from the computer. Might solve your problem.

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Hello,

 

 

I guess that this could be your error message:

"Error message when you wake up a Windows XP-based computer from hibernation or from standby: "Power Surge on Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port"

 

If it is the case, please try below solution:

 

SYMPTOMS

 

When you wake up a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer from hibernation or from standby, you may receive the following error message:

 

Power Surge on Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port. This error message is displayed even if there are no USB devices connected to the computer.   WORKAROUND loadTOCNode(1, 'workaround'); To work around this issue, disable the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller.

Note When you disable the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller, you lose USB 2.0 functionality. That is, you revert to USB 1.1 functionality.

To disable the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller, follow these steps: 1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. 2. Under Computer Management (Local), click Device Manager. 3. In the Device Manager pane, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. 4. Right-click the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller, and then click Disable.

Note The name of the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller may vary. 5. When you receive the confirmation message, click Yes. 6.

Close Device Manager.

 

 

I hope that this should resolve the issue for you.

 

 

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