When you connect a USB device with your Windows computer, if you’re seeing the error saying Power Surge on Hub Port, don’t worry; you’re not the only one. We’ve seen many users are reporting this issue. More importantly, you CAN fix it. Read on and find how…
3 fixes for Pow Surge on Hub Port:
- Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
- Uninstall all your USB controllers
- Update your USB controller driver
There’s a built-in troubleshooter in your Windows system helping fix your connected devices issue.
Here’s how to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter on your computer:
- On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key, then press R to bring up the Run box.
- Type control and click OK.
- Click Troubleshooting when View by Large icons selected.
- Click Configure a device under the Hardware and Sound section.
- Click Next.
The troubleshooter would then starts detecting and repairing problems for your device.When it completes, see if the error disappears.
This problem could be also caused by the USB controllers on your computer. If this is the case, you can uninstall all your USB controllers and let Windows reinstall them automatically.
Here’s how you can do it:
On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key, then press Pause.
- Select Device Manager.
Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers. Then right-click on every device listed there and select Uninstall device.
Once you uninstall all your USB controllers, restart your computer. Once your system reboots, it will reinstall your USB controllers automatically. Then check to see if the error disappears.
If both the methods above fails to help, you may need to update your USB controller driver.
You can update your USB controller driver either manually or automatically.
Manual driver update – You can update your USB controller driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your brand computer or motherboard, and searching for the most recent correct driver for it. Be sure to choose the only driver that is compatible with your variant of Windows system.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your USB controller driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your USB controller, and your variant of Windows system, and it will download and install it correctly:
Download and install Driver Easy.
Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
Hopefully this helps. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.