Frustrating computer problem (Power surge on usb hub/port)

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by registeredPORK, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. registeredPORK

    registeredPORK Happy Poo Poo

    Dec 10, 2006
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    When connecting my printer to my lap top, an error pops up saying that I have a power surge on my USB port. I then unplug the printer from the laptop, and reset the USB port so it works again.

    I was doing my own research and it said to buy a USB hub and that will more then likely solve the problem. Alas, it did not. It still says that and now I'm just a bit frustrated that I can't use the printer anymore.
    The USB hub has 4 ports, uses an AC adapter to power.

    I'm currently using Windows XP SP2, and I've heard that it's XP SP2 that is causing the problem but I am unsure of it.

    I'm looking for a permanent solution to this; not one that simply tells me to go into the USB properties and hide the error message. What that does is only hide it, not fix the problem. Again, I am looking for a permanent solution here.

    *big giant sigh*

    Someone, help.

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