All USB devices get re-connected when plugging another one


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    All USB devices get re-connected when plugging another one


    Hello,

    I have Windows 10 Home OS on my HP laptop, 2 WD 1 TB external hard drives, 1 flash drive.

    The issue is the following:

    When plugging the second HDD, all USB devices get re-connected.

    I just want to avoid re-connections when a new USB device is plugged.

    Is this behaviour expected or it's a configuration issue?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,458
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    That being a laptop with typically limited power output, it may need to readjust to added load and so resets all USB ports as they all get power from same source.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks!
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  4. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Probs worth investing in a powered usb hub :)
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