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USB 3.0 hard drives keep disconnecting/reconnecting

Q: USB 3.0 hard drives keep disconnecting/reconnecting

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770
GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 
SSD: Crucial MX300 525GB 
HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB
RAM: Adata MI64C1D1629Z1 2x8GB 
MBD: Asus M51AD
I'm a budding documentary filmmaker, and a solid storage/ingesting/transcoding/editing workflow is paramount for me to get my work done. Unfortunately, neither my 3+ year old ASUS or Windows 8.1 are up to this task as of now.
I utilize 5 Seagate/WD USB 3.0 external drives (both portable and desktop w/AC power) in tandem with this Anker 7x USB 3.0 hub:
Windows continuously disconnects/reconnects my external drives every couple of minutes, which apart from being hair-rippingly annoying jeopardizes my data. I'd even researched and switched to this Anker hub from an older model, figuring it was being triggered by this.
This issue appears to be commonplace within 8.1 & 10 for years now, as Google searches linked me to similar cries for help such as this one:
The most common solution I've seen/read about this problem is below:
I gave this a crack this afternoon, but my USB drives don't have that crucial "EnhancedPowerManagementEnabled" registry key so it's of no use to me.
Might just throw in the towel and spring for a Mac if I can't find a solution to this frustrating problem...this board has come through in a pinch for several of my older PC's over the better part of the last decade, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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A: USB 3.0 hard drives keep disconnecting/reconnecting

I'm not sure you came across it in your reading but did you disable USB Selective Suspend? I would also change your power configuration to maximum performance.
The guide is for Windows 7 but works for 8.

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for no obvious reason my transcend store jet 25M3 1TB suddenly started on disconnecting and right away reconnecting
but only from my front USB3 port (p.s. i have another external HDD exactly the same just a drop more new that i can't decide if it also has the problem but if it does for sure not at the extend of the first one)
what i already did
i already disabled the USB power settings
downloaded the latest USB3 drivers
installed the latest firmware for the hard drive
it's the same PC as my specs
what could i do

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please i am desperate no on knows?

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As my computer has become increasingly unstable I intend to use the manufacturer's restore discs and start again from scratch. I have a secondary hard disk installed which is used exclusively for data storage. I do not wish to lose this data (most of it is backed up on CD/DVD but it would be a real hassle to reload and reorganise it all).

When I reinstall Windows will it ignore the secondary drive and just reformat to the C: drive?

Being of a nervous disposition I thought of disconnecting the secondary drive before the reinstall and reconnecting after I had got the main drive sorted. What will happen on reconnecting the secondary drive? Will all data still be intact and accessible?

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I am having a issue with my father's desktop pc. He has an HP Pavilion p6310f:
AMD Athlon II X4 630(2.8GHz) Quadcore Processor
6GB of memory

Anyways, this computer has run perfectly the past 2+ years we've had it until tonight. I have been borrowing the keyboard that came along with it (wired USB kb) at night for my laptop, as I spilled coffee on my wireless one and haven't replaced it yet. Several times today, the Pavilion would "freeze up" and the only way I could get it to shut down was by either hitting CTRL-Alt-DLT, then unplugging the kb or manually turning the PC off. The third time I went to restart it I got an error stating:
"Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS, volume label is HP. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency"

So, I allowed the chkdsk to run and when it got to about 40% complete it started saying things like "deleting such and such file on label xyz etc....". It did this for about 2-3 minutes. By the time the OS finally loaded we got multiple error messages that Adobe and several other applications were corrupted. I opened up the "HP ADVISOR/HP TOTAL CARE application that comes with the computer and it mentioned several things needed to be fixed and downloaded. It got halfway thru that and gave me and error saying:
"at HPAssistant.Data.dsActiveCheckRes.load ACResults(String filterCategory, Boolean include Ignored)".

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A:Several hard drive system errors after disconnecting and reconnecting a keyboard

also, we tried boot from a restore disk my dad already had and the cd-rom drive doesn't even try to load it

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Hello, I'm new to the forums.

I've been having this reconnecting and disconnecting problem for a while now, i'm talking 6 months+
I don't know when they started but i think its when i got a new modem, im fed up cause this is really annoying.

My setup is:

A Motorola Cable Modem SB5101 connected to my Belkin F5D9230-4 Router.

Basically i get random reconnects and disconnects which last about 3 seconds. While web browsing they aren't noticeable.
However, while using Ventrilo, and Online video games.
I get disconnected from Ventrilo or the game i am playing.
My internet works perfectly, no disconnects, when connected directly to modem.

Today i tried using a separate extension cord for my router and modem alone. Sadly this did not work.

Please Help!

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I love aim,but recently i've been havin probs with it. It will randoms disconnect me and then reconnect me. but it can only do that so many times. after that it won't reconnnect me and says my buddylist and icons are down and for me to wait a while.

i e-mailed them, but they never responded, anyone know y this is happening or how i can fix it??

i wonder if it's a connection prob, cuz i used ta play spades online, and i keep havin probs with that


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Sounds like a connection problem. Usually on my dialup connection, I go thru that off and on, however on my high speed, hardly ever..........

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I have installed AIM 7.3 on my recently purchased Asus Bamboo, and it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every 5 minutes. It is driving me nuts!

-tried installing aim 5.9. It ALSO disconnects.
-rebooting computer and router. Still disconnects.
-reinstalled both aim 5.9 and 7.3 multiple times. Still disconnects.
-tried using pidgin and AIM at the same time. Pidgin will not disconnect, but AIM still does. However, AIM seems to disconnect a LOT LESS while running with pidgin(sometimes it goes a full 2 hours without DCing).
-googled solutions. have been unable to find a solution; most forums describe problems from vista and xp that were a couple years back.

i KNOW it is not my internet connection, wireless or ethernet cables fault. I have tested all 3 of those extensively while running aim on other computers that don't disconnect, and also surfing the web, downloading, streaming, and playing games while running aim in the background. all work seamlessly, but aim still disconnects.


and please don't suggest that I use third party clients. I will if I have to, but I have tried all of them and I hate them. I prefer to use AIM.

A:AIM 7.3 keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

Quote: Originally Posted by dhsiung

I have installed AIM 7.3 on my recently purchased Asus Bamboo, and it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every 5 minutes. It is driving me nuts!

-tried installing aim 5.9. It ALSO disconnects.
-rebooting computer and router. Still disconnects.
-reinstalled both aim 5.9 and 7.3 multiple times. Still disconnects.
-tried using pidgin and AIM at the same time. Pidgin will not disconnect, but AIM still does. However, AIM seems to disconnect a LOT LESS while running with pidgin(sometimes it goes a full 2 hours without DCing).
-googled solutions. have been unable to find a solution; most forums describe problems from vista and xp that were a couple years back.

i KNOW it is not my internet connection, wireless or ethernet cables fault. I have tested all 3 of those extensively while running aim on other computers that don't disconnect, and also surfing the web, downloading, streaming, and playing games while running aim in the background. all work seamlessly, but aim still disconnects.


and please don't suggest that I use third party clients. I will if I have to, but I have tried all of them and I hate them. I prefer to use AIM.

Check event viewer to see if the disconnects are logged

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

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Disconnecting and reconnecting (not the modem.. its the software)

My computer had a virus, and i was tryin to get rid of it.. kind of a long story. I had a process called services.exe from win.ini C:\windows\inet10009\services.exe. It showed up as a 'F1' in hijackthis. But i got rid of that with Win Tasks pro, well i think I did. Now the problem is .. i dton know if its with the whole connection or aim itself, but it keeps on disconnecting and reconnecting. I reinstalled the software and everything. It is still doing the same thing.. is there a way i can find out if its just aim or all my programs?

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A few weeks ago, I started having a problem where if I signed out of AIM at nighttime, I'd be unable to sign back in for a couple hours. I recently replaced the router and now my AIM will randomly disconnect and reconnect itself all day and night. It does it every 30 minutes to a couple hours. I'm not exactly sure what info I should list:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Internet Service: HughesNet
Modem: HN7000s
Router: Belkin N+
Wireless USB Adapter: Linksys WUSB54GC
AIM version 5.9

My computer was recently reformatted so I don't think it's a virus issue and this also happens on Vista.

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I just recently built a new computer and everytime I disconnect the DVI cable from the video card i have to take out and put back the video card or else the computer wont boot up...does anyone have any ideas?

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For some reason my USB's randomly disconnect and reconnect sometimes and I dont know why. Sometimes it will happen a bunch of times in one day and then other times it will go days with no issues.

The issue is when I'm working off my external drives and have connection issues or even if I say am trying to use my Oculus Rift it disconnects and reconnects really quickly but it leads to issues quite often. Any idea on why this might be happening? It isnt a new thing either it has been happening since I built my PC.

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Why is it that my PC will not allow me to install Acrobat Reader, run Spybot or run AVG without disconnecting/reconnecting?


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:43:20, on 05/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iISystem Wiper\SystemWiper.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\john\My Documents\My Received Files\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.orange.co.uk
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i had a similaR PROBLEM
i removed myy isp and set it up again and all was fixed

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THERE IS NO CORRECT BOARD, SO I SELECT ANYTHING. I have HP ProBook 470 G2.   I find one problem with USB3 ports.  External hard drives disconnecting and reconnecting. They work fine on PC USB3 When I connect the external hard drive to the new laptop throught USB 3.0 port, it gets randomly disconnecting and reconnecting continuously, even when I am not using it. Also happens if I connect to another usb 3.0 port. Also I have observed that If I connect the external hard drive to a USB 2.0 port instead of an USB 3.0 port all work ok, no randomly disconnection and reconnection occurs. It only happens when I connect it to an USB 3.0   Never have such problem on old HP ProBook 4540S laptop.  

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Just today I started having this problem.

My lan cable says it has been unplugged, then 1 second later says its now plugged in. Therefore, I get disconnected from anything I have an active connection to every time this happens (happens about every 5 mins).

I checked the connection on the computer's end as well as the router's, its fine. Still having the problem though.

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My laptop is continuosly disconnecting and reconnecting to the internet. The connection might start stable for like an hour after starting my laptop and then disconnect for a second or two and immediately reconnect and again work fine for a while. Or sometimes right after starting my laptop the on/off circus starts immediately and I need to reboot. The connection is never gone for more than a few seconds and works fine when it, well, works :/

This started to occurr after I switched from Comodo firewall/antivirus to the built in windows 7 firewall & Microsoft security essentials. My idea was to keep my pc as "default" as possible and felt like it was stupid to let the built in firewall just rot in there since it supposedly is prefectly fine for a normal user.

I had problems with uninstalling Comodo and I believe some traces are still left. It's unbelievable how hard they have made it to uninstall hehe . Perhaps it's Comodo's ghost's doings?

And yeah I'm using wlan and wlans are famous for not working but it has always worked for me before. Modem is Telewell EA510 I believe. I know how to change/access its settings if needed but got no idea what to change if thats the problem. Got 24mb connection.

I'd really like to keep using the built in firewall & security essentials so help me oh wise ones! I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

A:Continuosly disconnecting and reconnecting

the best thing for you pc is to let it stand on it feet without any additional helper because sometimes those additional helper who might help messed up your pc. and talk about hard time uninstalling comodo. do you uninstall it fine from add/remove ?

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So, I got a new internet service provider a few week ago, now I am having issues with my internet. What happens is every random minutes or so, my internet for my pc, keeps disconnecting me from the internet then a few seconds later, it connects me again. This is very annoying when I am gaming, if anyone could help me please! I want to get this problem over with. I already tried deleting my network adapter and that didn't do anything, and I also restarted my router, which didn't do anything either. I connect to my internet with an Ethernet cable (wired), this doesn't seem to be happening to the wifi and I don't notice any lights from router/modem.

A:Internet keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

I would uninstall the ethernet/NIC driver and then reboot and reinstall same...the current installed driver may be damaged.
Have you contacted your ISP, since you seem to indicate that troubles began with the change?

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Actually i've tried alot of solution to solve the problem .. but as in the title above .. im still facing the same problem ..
the modem router is connecting with the desktop (XP) and my laptop is connecting using wifi .. whenever the desktop is disconnecting , my laptop disconnected also ..
when i try to ping www.google.com.my .. it works fine for a period .. but when the problem is occured, it shows request timed out and a moment later it will shows reply from : destination host unreachable .. and the DSL and internet light will disappear .. this really irritating me for a few days already .. and sorry for the bad english ..

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I seem to be having a bit of trouble with my USB ports. I am usually on my computer most days and at least once (sometimes two or three times) in the space of an hour or two the USBs will all disconnect for around 5 seconds and then reconnect. I use a USB WiFi adaptor for my internet so this is quite inconvenient when online gaming. I have two USB 3.0 ports on the top of my tower and around 4 USB 2.0 ports at the back, all of them are affect by this.

Does anyone have any idea's what might be causing this. Could this be a failing motherboard? I've had the motherboard for quite a few years now so this is my number one suspect but would appreciate some other peoples opinions before taking the step to buy a new one.

Many thanks for any help in advance.

EDIT: P.S. Apologies if this was posted in the incorrect section. I posted it here as I was wondering if there's any software settings within Windows 10 that could be causing this also. Mods - feel free to move this thread to the correct section if need be. Thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16365 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 445 GB (65 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-78LMT-USB3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Hey guys I have this problem with my wifi internet.
It works fine for about 3 minutes, then drops a few bars in connectivity for about 20s, then fully disconnects before reconnecting in around one minutes time. This pattern keeps on repeating. The internet wifi on my phone and my girlfriend's laptop works completely fine. This started happening around 2 weeks ago and has been very frustrating. The two months before that, (when I moved into this house) there were no problems with the internet.
The internet is stable in Safe Mode with Networking, thats why I think there is something wrong/
I have scanned with malwarebytes full scan coming up with 0 results. Clean booting doesn't seem to fix it either.
I am using Windows 7.
Thanks in Advance.

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Hello -
Are other people using the internet at the time that this happens ??
Has the ISP been contacted about this problem, or do you still think it may be an infection ??
Please run these few scans. Download them to desktop, and Copy and Paste all replies.
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 users may need to Right click and Run as administrator.
First -
Download Screen317 Security Check and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
* Please post the contents of that document.
Note:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
Next -
Please download MiniToolBox to desktop to run it.
Checkmark following boxes:
* List content of Hosts
* Flush DNS
* Report IE Proxy Settings
* Reset IE Proxy Settings
* Report FF Proxy Settings
* Reset FF Proxy Settings
* List last 10 Event Viewer log
* List Installed Programs
* List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
* List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Please post your last Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Full scan.
Update and rescan if it was over 2 days ago.
The scan results are found by opening the program and Logs are at the top.
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I'm quite sure this isn't a mouse issue like a intermittent cable or such. But i hear that sound that you get when you pull a active USB device out of it's socket and the mouse is frozen, then a few seconds later the reconnect sound and the mouse starts working again. It happens no matter which USA port i use and i cannot make it happen by wiggling the cable. It is also very intermittent in when it does it. It might work fine for most of the day then all of a sudden it disconnects and reconnects several times over the course of a minute or so, then stops doing it for up to a day. Nothing was changed since this started, and the USB drivers are the original ones i haven't updated and the mouse driver has no new driver since i bought it about 6 mo ago. It's a roccat gaming mouse. I think this is a USB issue but i can't think of what could have caused it to just start happening out of the blue.

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Like the title said i keep disconnecting and reconnecting from my internet every 5minutes i would say then reconnect in 30seconds. I am using wireless, but if i use a ethernet then i won't have any trouble.

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Last night I bought Mass Effect 2 on steam. This morning it was at 72%. Well I got annoyed at the slow download speed I was getting in steam, so I decided to set the bandwidth settings from 2Mbps to 10, because recently I upgraded from a 1.5 to 2 service to a 10Mbps service. Well it actually worked. I started getting download speeds anywhere from 600kbps to 1.1mbps. But as soon as these great download speeds started, my internet would disappear after anywhere from 1 min to 5 mins. I've never had this problem since I got this router, or my new internet (with their cable modem). And there is no connection even to the modem, so I'm pretty sure it's not the router. And when I normally use the internet, my activity light on my modem is blinking, but when I turn on my steam download it is solid. So I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the good download speed I'm getting. Does the ISP see that I'm using a lot of bandwidth and shut me down?

Edit: ok, I started steam and as soon as I did, the activity light went solid again- I paused the download and it went back to blinking. So I went into AvP classic 2000- which just got updated recently for multiplayer, and I as soon as I started looking for a mp game to play, the activity light went solid again, and after playing for a couple mins I got disconnected (the scoreboard still showed people, but there wasn't anyone), but I didn't get actually cut off, I was still in game.

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Check with your internet provider.....some restrict usage during peak times no matter the bandwidth you are paying to use.

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hi im new here and im not too sure where to put this so i hope this is the right place...my msn messnger would log in but it would only show some of the people on my list i have about 200 or so people on my list but only half of them would show up....and after 10 seconds or so it would show the rest of them but after 1 minute it would disconnect me automatically and try to reconnect me again....and it would repeat the process over and over again...so for now ive been using web messenger but i would really like to get msn messenger back up and running again.

here is my hiijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:32:03 PM, on 24/02/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\lcdmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Echovoice\Gamer Statistics\G15 Echovoice Gamer Statistics.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicTune Premium\GammaTray.exe
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I have no idea why, it JUST started happening yesterday. And I have downloaded nothing, in fact, I have hardly done anything for this to happen. I realize SP3 has come out, but that should NOT affect my keyboard, since even still it is optional.

Really, it keeps doing it frequently, and even now, truly annoying. my mouse keeps working though. And yes, it IS plugged in, and not being shaken or anything.

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Intel(R) CPU 2.53GHz
2.53 GHz, 512 MB of RAM

Any other info, tell me and I'll probably need advice on how to do it as well... Thank you.

(I also tried googling this first but to no avail, it was unsolved.)

A:Keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

The keyboard is USB, it happens in any slot, it could be the ports. The thing is it only starts disconnecting when I start using it, and the mouse has no problems until the keyboard disconnects for about 3 minutes then reconfigures all the keys to do weird things and my mouse to be put on handicapped mode.

I thought it could be a virus, or malware, but AVG shows nothing, other than a trojan which I deleted, and I am going to do more checks with the programs you say work well for malware(was going to yesterday but the site was down).

Any responses requesting more information, I would be happy to oblige. Thank you for your time.

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i have a normal hp mouse that doesnt require any software to use. it disconnects randomly from time to time as i play games and use windows. i tried my mouse on my friends computer for a few minutes it worked perfectly. i bought a new mouse from a shop and used it .... although the new mouse didnt disconnect it started to shiver on screen while i didnt even touch the mouse... please help me guys ... i ordered a razer abyssus thinking it was a problem with my mouse but i want to figure out wheather the fault is in my pc or the peripheral device thank you soo much in advance for any help that u give me

A:Mouse keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

Hello D have you tried updating the driver mate? Either through the Control Panel of the manufacturers site?

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So a few weeks ago, we switched from Comcast Internet to Verizon FIOS...and now my internet connection has been disconnecting and reconnecting every couple of minutes. I remember this happening last year and we fixed it by plugging in my IP address and DNS Server instead of having the box checked to automatically detect them. This worked. It's not working now. I've tried directly connecting to the modem and that's not working. Also when I try and play a video file from the internet now on Windows Media it says that it's not connected to the internet and I've been tryin to update my real player and it won't update cause it says I'm not connected even though I am connected for both of them. I don't know if this has anything to do with anything but I restarted my computer last night and when it rebooted a dialog box pops up saying that i'm missing a file called logon....I forget exactly what it said, cause I freaked and just clicked ok....

any help would be GREATLY appreciated, cause this is getting really annoying. I'm on a Gateway Notebook and it's running WINDOWS XP.

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I just got my internet working again today, after getting rid of a virus going around my campus, and now I'm having problems with AIM. It's constantly disconnecting and then reconnecting...and sometimes it will say "You are attempting to sign on again too soon. Please try again later." with my main screen name, even if I wait awhile. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Hey there!

my internet keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting after for some reason. I am using wifi on my computer to connect to the internet and every other computer in the house uses same thing and works fine. But my computer keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting to internet for some reason. It just started a couple days ago. Sometimes it goes a couple minutes before disconnecting and sometimes it disconnects after a couple hours but it keeps doing it and is really annoying.

Is there any way I can fix this problem?


A:Internet keeps disconnecting and ten reconnecting

The first thing I would do is run to the manufacturer's website for your wireless device
then download and reinstall the latest version of the driver/software they have.
It's possible that alone could fix the problem.

I would also look at power options to make sure nothing related to connection is set to disable/reduce power EVER.

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USB devices disconnecting and reconnecting in Win 8.1 x64 on x61t on the slightest movement, but inconsistently. Files are getting corrupted! I've disabled airbag protection. I've disabled power saving options on USB ports. I can't seem to fix this. I've installed every windows update I found mention of on the internet.  Could it be that the motherboard is damaged? Seems unlikely given that I get the same problem with usb ports on both left and right side of the machine.  Do I have to bid old faithful farewell? Many others report this problem on other computers. I also wonder if it's a problem with lenvo's new power management drivers delivered via windows update. 

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Just to rule out it being a hardware issue, have you tried booting the ThinkPad X61t from a Linux Live USB/ISO disc and seeing if the problem still occurs under that different operating system?
Aryeh Goretsky

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Hello. I'm aware there's already plenty of documentation on this but I've tried literally everything I can find from a google search and nothing has helped.

I've tried:

New mouse, updating/reinstalling drivers, removing all the USB entries in device manager and letting them reinstall after deleting a file (i forget the name) that contains information about USB devices so windows regenerates it, reinstalling windows, updating windows, turning off all possible related power management options, different USB ports, registry cleaning, microsoft "hotfixes", and checking for any corrupted values in my registry.

The exact mouse I'm using is the beyondtek z-767 mouse & keyboard. The keyboard works perfectly, the mouse is the only device that reconnects every so often. The intervals are inconsistent ranging from a few seconds to a few hours. It started happening when the mouse was brand new and with a brand new windows installation. It happened with the mouse I was using before too so I don't think it's a hardware issue.

My computer is a Toshiba satellite c850-132, running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I'd be very grateful if someone could tell me how to fix this.

A:USB Mouse disconnecting and reconnecting

Hello and welcome BC mate sounds like (to me) the mouse needs returning to the seller or manufacturer if this has been happening since new then it is probably some internal issue (in the mouse).

PS Meant to ask are you using separate ports or a hub??

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i have a problem...

i have a Linksys Router (Model: BEFSR41 v.4.1), and each time i play an online game, downloading files, or running a server my router keeps disconnecting and reconnecting over and over every second almost thus killing my connections.

is there a remedy to this troublesome problem, if so please let me know.

A:My Linksys Router Keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

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Oddly, in this "always connected" world, I am trying to do just the opposite. I am trying to create a quick shortcut, or method, to disable both the LAN and WiFi connections on a Windows 7 home premium computer.

Maybe there is some script, batch-file, or registry tweak that can be used. Any one have a way to accomplish this.


A:Disconnecting & Reconnecting Internet via shortcut

go to your network connections, right cllick on adapter, create shortcut

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I am having problems with my internet connection dropping every day, usually around 2-3 times per day. Internet goes off for a second or two and it comes back. Usually this wouldn't be a problem for me but I am a professional poker player and every time internet goes off, I loose all my active tables in poker lobbys (due to reconnect) which is unacceptable and a serious problem for me.

I have tried this now on both Windows 7 x64, as well as windows 8 x64, and same problem continue to happen after freshly formatting my PC. I am connected directly to my ISP modem and I have also connected another computer(laptop) in same way to determine if it's a computer issue and this problem isn't happening on my laptop.

What Have I done so far?

-Updated latest driver, changed cables, disabling and replacing LAN cards, disabling sleep modes.
-Formatted my computer (Went back to win8 from win7 as I thought this might be the issue but it isn't)
-Tried removing programs such as NOD32,Utorrent,etc..
-Talked with ISP who replaced the modem and confirmed it is stable and not dropping connection on their side.

I'm not sure what else to do and I'm out of options so hopefully some of you might help me figure out what's causing this. Since the latest format(yesterday) I have so far installed just the programs as you can see below in my attachment. (keep in mind that all these programs are on my laptop as well where everything works normal, except for hardware specific d... Read more

A:My internet connection keeps disconnecting/reconnecting

Check the Power Management tab of your network adapter...

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AIM will disconnect and reconnect. It does this on my laptop and desktop.

Comcast Internet
Linksys Router
Laptop: Windows 7
Desktop: Windows XP

I have tried going to settings, then connection, then auto configure but that changed nothing. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. I can live with it but it can be annoying.

A:Solved: AIM constantly disconnecting and reconnecting...

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Hi, so basicaly my problem is stated in the title, I've tried everything, disabled the auto channel on router and fixed it on 3-7, checked powersaving and checked wifi card to be used at max performance even on battery, i even enabled ECN and congestion control in win7 and used Wi-fi Optimizer and i still couldn't pin point the issue.
According to it the signal is "Excelent" yet when i need it to be stable it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting automatically almost with a pace, i can't tell what may be causing this, i also disabled bluetooth.
Edit: I live in the outskirts and I used Xirrus Wi-fi Inspector to see if there are any other connections that could jam or overlap and mine is the only one, so it's not that.

A:Wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting automaticaly

Have you checked power and heat? If it is dropping under load it could be either one.

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I'm having a problem with my USB wireless network adapter. I'm not sure whether the operating system is the problem. Basically what happens is the adapter will disconnect every now and again (a few times a week), and I can't reconnect to any network until I disable the adapter and then re-enable it. This isn't just a problem limited to my PC, my laptop does the same thing and my girlfriend's laptop too, and a few other people I've asked who use wireless adapters.

As this seems to be such a common problem, I suppose what I really want is just to know why this happens? Is it limited to Vista and Windows 7 or is it to do with the adapters themselves?


A:Wireless adapter disconnecting and not reconnecting

can we see the following when its connected OK and also repeat all the tests when disconnected - see below
also lets see what the wireless environment looks like- post back xirrus - see below

This isn't just a problem limited to my PC, my laptop does the same thing and my girlfriend's laptop too, Click to expand...

is this with your adapter or when connected to your router or just a generic statement - a little more detail would help

{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open t... Read more

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I am having problems with my wifi connection, it has been going on for a while now, i got it fixed by a computer guy but then i had to reset my entire computer and now my internet will stay on for about a minute or two and then disconnect again and so on but after a certain period of time (2-3 hrs usually) it will stay connected until my computer gets shut down.. I am on an Acer Aspire 5315-2822 i have disconnected the "acer empowering technology" and i know that has nothing to do with the problem because it was always disconnected when my internet ran steady. There are 4 other networks in my area, if that means anything?Not to mention im using windows vista. This problem is getting extremely frustrating, so the help would be appreciated

A:wireless internet disconnecting and reconnecting

Welcome to TSG:
When you say "reset my computer",what does that mean? A re-install of the operating system ?
Perhaps interference from one of the surrounding nets.
Let's see what they look like :
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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For the past 4 days my internet would disconnect and reconnect frequently. It would sometimes d/c for around 4 secs and sometimes for around 20. When this does happen, the lights on my router (linksys befsr41) would sort of freeze, and the lights on my modem would act as if i restarted the modem. I tried restarting the modem by unplugging it for 30 secs, same with the router. This happens randomly, while browsing the internet, playing an online game, using an instant messenger, in ventrillo.

I called Comcast and they said it has nothing to do with an outage within the area, but a technician is comming here on Friday.

im using windows xp

A:Internet disconnecting and reconnecting randomly

Sounds like the modem may be dying.

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Hi everyone, my computer has been giving me some problems recently.

The problem I'm having is that my mouse (a Logitech G9 gaming mouse) will randomly stop working, my computer will freeze for a second and then it will reconnect. It makes the sound like I'm disconnecting/connecting it via USB.

So far, I've tried updating my mouse drivers (and for my keyboard too, which is a Logitech G19 gaming keyboard), switched to all possible USB ports on my computer and tried a general system clean up. No luck at all. The wire on my mouse isn't frayed or broken at any point either, this problem occurs sometimes when I don't even move my mouse.

Here are some details about my computer.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (updated with newest service pack)
CPU: Intel i7 3.66gHz
Graphics card: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5970 (2GB)

Thank you in advance If there is any other information that is required, please let me know!

A:Solved: Mouse disconnecting and reconnecting itself?

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I have been having problems lately with my ethernet and charger disconnecting and reconnecting. Sometimes my charger wont even reconnect unless i unplug it from the 2nd cord, plug it back in. This has been happening over the past week now.

A:Ethernet and Charger keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Does the power socket at the PC end feel loose?If yes, then it may be a bad socket or a socket that may have become loose over a period of time.Although this sort of this is rare, I would sugegst you to try and see if moving the power cable in its place makes any difference.If not then it could be a bad AC Adapter.Have you tried with another/spare AC adapter?

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Like the title states: my external dvd drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting from both the front and rear USB ports of my PC. It appears in Device Manager for a second and then disappears. The drive is connected via a SATA/USB converter and plugged directly into an electrical socket.

It also makes loading and ejecting sounds.

This is really frustrating at this point...

Thanks for your input!

A:External DVD Drive keeps disconnecting/reconnecting

Is this a laptop?

How often does it connect/disconnect?

Does it do it while in use or after being left alone?

Is your computer putting it to sleep?

Change your power plan to max performance and see if the problem goes away.

If it does we can tweak the settings and go bacvk to your normal power plan

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I tried the below.It temporarily stopped than started again. Any other ways to stop this? There is no SD card in it yet it reconnects and disconnects saying confirmation failed.. What is the cause of this.? Thanks, Cordeiro


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Hey All

I am not very good with computers and networking etc, but I will do my best to explain what is going on. I have a wireless modem so my router is with the modem. My internet connection will disconnect and then reconnect in 5-10 seconds every few minutes. It does it on my desktop computer and it also does it on my phone with the same connection. When I try to diagnose problem with windows I get a message that says something like "Connection between access point, router, cable modem, and internet is broken". I also got the message an Ethernet cable is unplugged, but I don't think I have one since I use a wireless modem.

I did a windows IP config with the internetz help and copied it here.

Any suggestions?

Thank you all in advance.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tobys-Pc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.in.comcast.net
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 68-94-23-AE-D8-BD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.in.comcast.net
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A:Internet connection disconnecting/reconnecting

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So I have this pretty sweet flash drive. 64GB and USB 3.0. I used it for a while but it wasn't fast enough so I enabled write caching. The downside to write caching is that unplugging the flash drive without ejecting is more dangerous. I don't know if this was the problem or even when the problem started, but one day my flash drive stopped working. A while later it started saying it was unformatted, I forgot what I did. But today I went to format it.

After plugging it in the "You need to format this drive to format it. Would you like to do that now?" popped up. I closed it, then it popped up again. And again. And again and again and again. These windows also interuppted whatever I was doing, being thrusted on top of all the other windows. Also they happened every single second. On "Computer" I could see my flash drive disappearing and reappearing for a brief moment every second.

System Specs:
Intel i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Jealous?)
Windows 7 professional service pack 1 2009
DXDiag: Pastebin.com

I recently enabled my paging file if that means anything. That's all I can remember doing.
I'm pretty much unable to do anything with the drive because I only have time to type one letter before yet another formatting window pops up. Also the drive keeps disconnecting or something so any formats will fail.

I have used a USB SSD and other flash drive today and they both worked fine.

A:Flash drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every second.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exact model flash drive sweet is not a specific description

I'd say the error would most like say must initialize caused by not properly removing the device
let windows initialize it you pretty much have no choice as far as I know :/

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I've got a Microsoft Sidewinder mouse (wired) which I've had for about 2 or so years. Recently, it has started randomly disconnecting and reconnecting. Some of the time, it doesn't automatically reconnect, so I have to unplug the USB connector and replug it back in.

I've tried setting my device settings to not automatically sleep to save power and I've also tried buying a new USB card for my PC, both of which did not work.

What's unusual is that the mouse seems to work on my netbook which, with the other solutions I've tried, leads me to believe it is something to do with settings on my PC rather than hardware.

Does anyone have any insight into why is this happening and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Mouse Keeps Randomly Disconnecting/Reconnecting

Its probably the fault of the mouse. Once it disconnects, try pushing the wire into either end of the mouse and see if it reconnects.

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My Windows 8.1 will stay connected to any of my Android devices, it rapidly connects and disconnects, sometimes so quickly the connection sound doesn't have time to finish before the disconnecting sound is played. I have my new laptop (Dell XPS 9530) about a month and I've spent several hours every week trawling through forums and search engines trying every solution I could find.
The consensus as far as I can see is that nobody wants to admit that the fault lies with Windows 8.1 when clearly it does!
Here is a list of everything I have tried:
(All with no other USB peripherals plugged in)
Tried different cables, all high quality Samsung genuine cables;
Tried different USB ports ? I've tried all of them several times.
Turn off automatic power management ?I've turn it on and off followed by restarts, still the same issue.
Tried this fix:
Windows 8.1, USB device constantly being disconnected and reconnected. - Microsoft Community
Tried this, buy my Regedit does not have the EnhancedPowerManagementEnabled option.
Help! After installing Windows 8.1, my USB device doesn't charge or it disconnects and reconnects frequently... - Microsoft Windows USB Core Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Tried newest Samsung drivers with and without Kies.

Re-installing USB controllers
Everything works fine on my other W7 laptop, it is definitely down to Windows 8.1! I know this because even when I run an OS in Vmware and forward the USB connection to my virtual drive, it NEVER ... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 consistently disconnecting and reconnecting

Am so sorry that they couldnt find a fix for your problem but youve come to the right place.
Anyway your problem is so rare and weird but we will do our best.
Okay first you have to download several tools and give me their log so we can approach the problem bit by bit.
First do this:
P.S: i know you are a developer and have advanced skills but please follow the instructions to avoid any problems
If any program won't run ( due to the infection ) let me know.
Run RogueKiller
User Guide
Official tutorial
If RogueKiller won't run, open IE & turn off SmartScreen Filter.
Download & SAVE to your Desktop. If your default download location is not theDesktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Quit all programs that you may have started.
Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
For Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
For Windows XP, double-click to start.
Wait until Prescan has finished ...
Then Click on "Scan" button
Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
Click on "Delete&qu... Read more

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