Why must I cycle power switch to connect USB drive?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

BillWoodard

Thread Starter
Joined
Nov 23, 2005
Messages
9
Since I don't want to keep my external hard drive constantly powered on, I normally turn its power switch off after "safe to remove.." confirmation. The problem is that when I switch the power back on the drive often (but not always) fails to connect and USBDeview confirms that the USB 2.0 is not connected. The only way I can get a connect is by cycling the power switch, sometimes 2 or 3 times, but I think that's a poor solution. Once connected, the drive works fine.

I'm looking for a software solution that would retry or force the USB connect (restarting the OS is unacceptable). Perhaps something in the system software (Windows XP, home, SP3)? Other software that would do the job?

Thanks for any ideas.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top