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External hard drive not reading

Last response: in Storage
November 6, 2011 12:06:39 PM

Hello,I am getting this message when I connect my external omega hard drive. The drive is not reading. This is the message.
A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port. What should I do?
November 6, 2011 1:42:55 PM

In case it is a software issue try the following:
Open Device Manager, scroll down to (Universal Serial Bus controller)" and uninstall all the USB Hubs and controllers , then restart the computer to let Windows reinstall all the USB ports again. Then go to the first USB hub and right click on it and go to properties. Then on the advance tab click on : "do not show warnings" or "do not tell me about usb errors" (depending on you OS)

If it is a hardware issue You better take your HDD out of its enclosure. (iomega) enclosures tend to fail more often.