Fix “Power surge on the USB port” error on Windows 10

By April Cai in Common Errors Tags: Windows 10

Many users reported that the error “Power surge on the USB port: A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port” pops up on their Windows 10 when they insert a USB drive into the PC. No worry! It’s not such a difficult problem to solve as it sounds like. Follow the quick solutions here, get the error gone easily.

Solution 1. Run the Hardware Troubleshooter

Type troubleshoot in the search box and click Troubleshoot on the top result.

Scroll down on the right pane of the pop-up window.
Find and click Hardware and Devices.
Then click Run the troubleshooter.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting.

Solution 2. Reinstall your USB controllers software

Unplug your USB device from Windows 10.

On your keyboard, press Windows key + X key together to open quick-access menu.
Then click Device Manager to open it.

Find and expand Universal Serial Bus controllers dialog.
Then right-click on your USB controllers one by one to choose Uninstall device.

Reboot your Window 10 and let Microsoft reinstall the USB controllers software for you. 
Then connect your USB with Windows 10 and check if the error still occur.

Additional Tip: 

If the Windows didn’t reinstall the software for you, you can download the correct driver from the manufacture’s website manually. Or let Driver Easy help you. It’s a super helpful and safe driver tool.

You can try its Free version to install the correct driver one by one. Or if you choose to use its Pro version, all your drivers would be updated with just one-click. 

Any questions please feel free to let us know by leaving your comment below, thanks.