Mac os x disable usb warning pop up

I accidently pulled an external HD from my USB port. The external drive was not being recongnized, so I pulled it. Now I get an annoying USB warning pop up every 5 seconds that fills my screen with pop ups.

How can I uniquely disable the USB warning pop up without disabling all pop ups?
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  1. It would help to know what the warning message says.
  2. Try restarting it you probably caused a power surge on the port.
  3. JustSomeJoe said:
    It would help to know what the warning message says.

    This is what the pop-up says:

    "Because a USB device was drawing too much power from your computer, one or more of your USB devices has been disabled.

    To prevent damaging your computer, the USB device drawing too much power has been disabled. Other devices may have also been disabled. When you disconnect the device drawing too much power, your other USB devices will be enabled. again."
  4. hairystuff said:
    You might need a mains adapter for the drive or a twin port usb cable for the drive like this one:

    The port works fine, i get a pop up window that warns me of the USB situation, which is long gone.

  5. Can we assume that you have powered the computer down and up again?

    If so try resetting the SMC and/or the PRAM ( If that doesn't cure it then it is most probably a hardware error. Pulling the USB may have damaged something.
  6. Best answer selected by jonhaloi.
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