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Hi,

Funny issue here. My USB ports seem to be turning on/off by themselves every 30 odd seconds. My mouse works perfectly well, but my portable HDD and DVD drive keep disconnecting....any ideas?

Have checked the device manager and turned all USB power options to off, so it wont turn off to save power. Also all devices seem to be proper from driver point of view...
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Check all of the headers and make sure they are secure. Also reinstall the drivers for your USB hubs.
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Did all that...still an issue....also my mouse, wifi dongle and USB flash drives work...only USB HDD and USB DVD seems to be an issue.
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Well, at this point it's either bad usb slots or your dvd/hdd are dying.

Easiest way to test this is to get another mobo to hook them up to, or hook the mouse/flash drives up to the ports that the hdd/dvd are connected to.
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I tried the DVD on another computer and it works just fine
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Have you tried other USB slots for them?
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Yup. Going to do a windows fresh install and report back tomorrow
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post #8 of 8
Are the USB HDD and DVD connected directly to a mobo's USB port or through a hub (simple or powered)?

When the disconnect-reconnect happens, are the HDD and DVD doing anything?

Could it be that you are exceeding the current carrying limit of that USB port? (Check USB Root Hub under Device Manager)
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