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Power surge on hub port

I keep on getting a tab that says there is a "power surge on hub port" and it is causing my computer to run slowly. the message reads "a usb device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port. forassistence with this problem click this message".... then when i click the message it reads "the usb device has malfunctioned and exceeds the power limits of its ub port. you should disconnect the device." i don't know which hub it is referring to/ or it's location (it is the fourth one on the list), since there are only two hubs being used total. one hub, the sixth on the list is for a wireless g 'usb adapter, and the one that is in bold is the fourth one and is called "and unknown usb device". can't get the message to disappear.

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Try this to find out which one of your components has an issue. Turn off your machine then unplug all of your USB cables. Turn your machine back on and plug in one of your USB cables. Verify the component you just plugged in works correctly and if it does plug in another cable and verify that component is working. Continue these steps until you have the one component that displays the error you have seen. That component is most likely the cause of your issue and should be replaced.

Good luck, Greased.

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The message indicates that either a device or the USB controller has drawn too much power.Disconnect all external USB devices (make sure that the touchpad is active if you use a mouse with the notebook). Then click on the Restart command on the error message.

Try adding one device at a time and see if the message recurs. Try moving the devices to a powered USB hub and try that at different USB ports. (Disconnect and reset the message if needed.)

You can choose to ignore the message. In XP, click Start > Properties. Select the Taskbar and select customize. Set the Surge message to Ignore.

Since this error most often occurs when the computer is hibernating, go to the Control Panel section for Power Options. Disable the System Standby (set to Never in the Power Scheme Tab) and Hibernate (uncheck in that tab) options. Note: these settings will limit battery run time. (Windows XP didn't handle these well.)

Other solutions that may help is to set the USB controller to USB 1.0 or to disable it. You can disable this from the Device Manager; scroll down to the Universal Serial Bus.

If you have a device that is pulling too much power, you will need to replace it. (That's more cost-effective than repairing the power draw for most USB devices.) It could damage the port.

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Remember the help below is only a fix for seeing the error message not for overdrawing the port.



To stop overdrawing the port you need to either use a power supply or a double USB cable.



To prevent seeing the USB Power Surge alert message, complete the following steps:

Click on START, Click on CONTROL PANEL, Double-click on the SYSTEM icon, Click on the HARDWARE tab, Click the DEVICE MANAGER button, Click the "+" next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers to expand the selection.,Right-click and select PROPERTIES on the Intel® USB UNIVERSAL HOST CONTROLLER (not the USB Root Hub),Click the ADVANCED Tab, Check the box that says: "Don't tell me about USB errors"


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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.

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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.

 

 

Please let me know the result. 

 

you can mail me at thumuvikram@rediffmail.com for any further assistance on this issue.

 

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