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Usb device over current detected - shuts me down

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Me22, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. Me22

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    I have a new HP computer with Vista but don't know if it is a vista fault
    On boot up I get the message Usb device over current detected and it shuts the computer down
    then for a few days it is ok
    Am a learner and really don't know what to do.:(
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What USB devices do you have connected?
     
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    Into the computer I have keyboard, mouse a WD My Book 500gb and a 320 Gb WD external.
    I also have a powered usb hub plugged in and connected to that is my printer and the sensor for Windows Media Center.
     
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    Since you don't get an excess current draw all the time maybe some of those devices draw more power on startup and randomly they together are drawing too much. Or maybe one of the devices has an intermittent problem.

    I'd move more devices to the powered hub, and if the problem doesn't go away start disconnecting devices until the culprit is identified.
     
  5. shinybeast

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    You simply may not be able to run all those devices at the same time. Could try rearranging some things (Maybe moving an external HD to the powered hub if you can.)
     
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    Hi The problem first started when the externals were on the powered hub
    So plugged them straight into the computer. Tried plugging things in and out and swapping usbs and bought a new powered hub Still no change
     
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    Have you tried with just keyboard (no hub, no other devices)? If that does the same thing then either the KB is bad or motherboard ports could be bad. Can't be sure though. If it works then add mouse. If it works add someting else.
     
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    It is hard to tell as it happens when I least expect it. But quite a lot now
    Also the WD My Book keeps beeping on and off and when I click on a folder in it it shows up empty Even though it is not
     
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    I wish I could help you, but without more information and maybe some questions answered, it is impossible (for me, anyway).
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Some USB device is drawing too much current and "Also the WD My Book keeps beeping on and off." I wonder if these two things could be related? :rolleyes:

    Do you still get a "too much current" problem with that device not connected?
     
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    yes
     
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