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Windows Surface Pro1 Not enough USB Resources

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I am using my Surface Pro 1 with Windows 8.1.
I have a USB3 powered HUB by Sabrent(10 USB3 ports).
My Surface is plugged into that.
I have 5 monitors, an external SSD hard drive connected to it.
One of the ports, I have another USB3 powered HUB, this one allows a Ethernet port to be connected to it.  That is how I get my internet service, I do not like WiFi while at home.  The HUB is from PLUGGABLE.
On that home I have a thumbdrive connected to it.

I am trying to plug my BeagleBone Black to it but I get an error message that not enough USB resources.  If I connect it directly to mu Suface I can use it.
If I plug in into any of the two HUBs, I get the error message of not enough USB resources.
I have scoured the internet for clues on how to resolve this but to no avail.

Any one knows a fix for this?
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by:Seth Simmons
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probably because you can only get a certain amount of power from a usb port and you just have too many things connected
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by:j_rameses
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I have two different usb3 powered hubs. They have there own power supply.
The device powers on i just can not access it because it says not enough resources.
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Some devices just need to be connected directly, without having hubs in between.
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by:j_rameses
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rindi, is there a way to circumvent that?
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No.
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by:j_rameses
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Rindi, it appears you are correct.
Some devices must be connected directly.
I experimented by connecting other USB3 devices and they were able to connect successfully.
I take it then that my beaglebone black I must not use via USB.
I decided to use Ethernet to communicate with it instead.
I then used a separate USB hub off the network only simply to power it up.

Thanks for your solution.
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