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Dell USB error messages, very frustrating!

by ProudVeteran / June 29, 2008 3:07 AM PDT

I keep getting error messages when I try to connect my external hard drive using a USB port. At first the computer couldn't even see the external device. The Dell continued to display an 'error message' saying the power requirements had been exceeded. It then asked me to reset the hub but that didn't work either. I plugged the USB connector through an externally powered USB hub and I was finally able to see my external drive. The power surge problem error message on Dell computers is just another reason why I would never buy a Dell computer. Ever since Gov Rick Perry sold Michael Dell an acre of mesquite and rock covered land for a staggering $1,500,000 I smelled corruption. Perry only paid $300,000 for the worthless land, but then in just over a year he resold it to Michael Dell for a massive profit. Ever since, Dell and Perry have been almost inseparable going to hundreds of functions together. Perry has given Dell a lot of tax breaks in return for selling his land at such a huge profit. Quid pro quo, ie: corruption. I am sick of it and so should every real taxpayer and American. Rick Perry is a fake christian who has constantly sold out human beings in Texas to corrupt corporations. Anyone who deliberately 'buys' a government official is not honest and I would certainly not buy any products from a corrupt computer peddler. Shoddy Dell support speaks for itself.

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"The power surge problem error message"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 3:12 AM PDT

Is well known, cured by most with a phone call or checking the long discussion about it. There is no conspiracy but a design and programming glitch. Sorry you got stung.

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quid pro quo is the accepted way in parts of the country
by squirtlewa / June 29, 2008 9:11 AM PDT

When I very first moved to the south, upon going to get a driver's license, I learned you have to slip the clerk a $20 if it's very close to 5 pm if you want something done that day. From trash collectors on up to the guv's, God bless 'em, it works that way. Just live with it.

All of which is unrelated to computers. I think Bob pointed you in the right direction (as usual). Good luck!

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