I have a desktop computer with a lot of external storage devices and peripherals. I usually don't have any problems but recently when booting my computer or trying to do work all of my USB 3.0 and type C ports will disconnect all USB devices at the same time. My USB 2.0 ports will do the same thing but only for a second before the devices in those ports reconnect. Usually, only 1/4 times will the 3.0 ports will start working again on their own.
I have tried leaving Device Manager open so I can see if the USB controllers are disconnecting and I have noticed an "Unknown USB Device (Set Address Failed)" under USB controllers. I can't tell what USB device it's for and I don't see that when everything is working normally.
Here is a list of all of my devices:
- 7 port self-powered USB 3.1 HUB
- Corsair K95 RGB keyboard
- Corsair RGB mouse
- Logitec webcam
- USB 3.0 thumb drive
- External hard drive hub that supports two SATA drives and has its own power supply
- Contains 1 5400RPM HDD and 1 SSD USB 2.0:
- USB microphone
- Elgato Streamdeck
- Two USB extention calbes with 2.4gz adapters for game controllers.
Normally in the past, I have two 3.5" HDDs in the external SATA HUB (one inactive and one active) without any problem. Right now I'm trying to clone from the HDD to the SSD and it works fine for about 2-3 minutes before everything disconnects. This is also not the first time doing a clone with this setup. When I turn off the external SATA HUB 1/3 times everything else will reconnect. Sometimes some devices will but other devices like my mouse will remain disconnected. When this does happen I can still use the functionality of my USB 2.0 devices like my Streamdeck and I am able to plug devices in other USB 2.0 ports and windows will recognize them just fine. It just seems to be my 3.0 ports.
I'm wondering if there is a power limit or if Windows cannot handle activity from so many USB 3.0 devices. Which doesn't make a whole lot of sense because I currently am using only 10 devices and most of them have their own dedicated port on my motherboard. Also restarting my PC does not seem to fix the issue. I am wondering if I could be an issue with my motherboard because about three months ago I had an M.2 SSD that stopped working and I discovered that it was my motherboard because the M.2 worked in other systems and other M.2 drives did not work in my motherboard.
My motherboard is a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 3.
I also noticed that under Human Interface Devices in Device Manager, all of my HID-compliant consumer control device will show a yellow triangle when this event occurs.