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Heyas,

Got problem on my pc I keep getting my USB drive connected/disconnected continously  you can always hear the windows sounds for it occuring.

Troubleshooting:

- Removed all usb devices from devices manager and rebooted PC.
- Unplugged/replugged all usb devices on motherboard used different ports.
- Unplugged/replugged usb power input on motherboard.

Thank you
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Question by:Zack
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by:Sajid Shaik M
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update the windows will solve the issue...




if still persists reset bios settings and check


all the best
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by:dbrunton
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I presume this is an external hard disk.

If it is getting power from the USB port then get an external powered hub for it rather than relying on the computer to supply the power.
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by:nobus
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yes, as dbrunton said, that is a possible cause
this is the one i use : http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=158910

or the interface can have problems - is it a replaceable external case ?  then you can try another one - and another cable
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by:Zack
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No external drives are attached to the pc with this occurs.

I have reset my bios settings, didn't fix the problem.

I have updated windows no fix either :(

Thank you.
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by:Callandor
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It could be a failing power supply - try a different one with a similar or higher rating.  Otherwise, I would say it's your motherboard failing, especially if it's more than a few years old.
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any comments on my post?
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by:dbrunton
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How is this USB drive connected to this computer?  You have said it is not external, so how exactly is it attached to the computer.
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you mean there is no drive connected when it happens?
then an USB port can be shorting  -inspect them
another option can be a bad usb chip
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by:Zack
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Plugged in another motherboard same model, problem resolved cheers for all your help guys.
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