How to Fix USB Device Error When It Shows Connected Without Files [Solved]

When the Disk Defragmenter process is started, it automatically reserves space on the hard drive by moving all of the unchanged content to the end of the disk. However, some USB memory devices are manufactured with a hardware limitation which prevents them from being able to receive more data when they are at more than 70% of capacity. These devices may be detected by the operating system as over current status detected. If you see this message, it means that your device cannot receive any more data because it’s too close to reaching its limit. To resolve this issue, please do not use this USB device or move some files off of it before continuing with the Disk Defragmenter process, or wait until you’ve met your device’s natural progression to its 70% capacity.

Why would I have “USB Device Over Current Status Detected!!” error?

It’s hard to tell without a full-blown test, but I can come up with 2 possible reasons that might be the case.

(1) The device is actually connected, but under the wrong pin configuration. In this case, it makes no difference which device you plug in under which port, the same error will be encountered. When connected in either mode, it would be safer to use a powered hub to avoid the risk of accidentally switching power supply pins.

(2) A device is actually connected to your computer, but it’s plugged into some ports without USB Power Delivery. (e.g USB 3.0 Type C with a built-in Type-A to Type-C cable). If your computer tries to charge from this device, it might cause the computer to shut down while the USB battery is at an extremely low capacity.

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Method 1: Try connecting USB devices one at a time

So far, we’ve found out that this problem often happens when you are playing video games, which means you probably have hundreds of different USB devices plugged in at once. Here is a simple trick to try if you think this caused your error.

Method 2: Disconnect front USB ports

This is a more advanced method, it will also help you to eliminate some of the issues to the motherboard.

To remove all front USB ports, you will need a hardware level (not software) solution. A good method is to take out the motherboard and look for the front USB holes with a magnifying glass. Once you find it, look for the right jumper. If you know what that jumper looks like, or you don’t, you can refer to the motherboard manual.

Once you have found the right jumper, push it. You will know after some resistance if you see the USB ports on your motherboard disappear.

Method 2: Disconnect front USB ports

If this still fails, try to disconnect the front USB ports. For Windows 7 and 8, the front ports are labeled with “Front” or “1” underneath the label. And for Windows Vista and XP, you can find them under Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Ports -> (click device) -> right-click -> open port.

Method 3: Check if you have a missing jumper

In some cases, your computer may have a jumper that prevents it to power on with the power supply. Here are the jumpers you’ll need to remove:

1) The power switch (It’s under the motherboard where the power plug is; this one can only be found by opening up your computer, or using a screwdriver and carefully removing it.).

2) The motherboard (The motherboard is usually under the computer’s front; you may be able to feel it or remove it by hand).

Method 3: Check if you have a missing jumper

Here are some other questions for you to ask yourself.

1. Do you see the red light on your mother board?

A. If yes, then you have no problem at all. Just skip this question.

B. If no, then ask yourself which motherboard you are using, so you can replace it if necessary. It may be worth checking if your motherboard had a bad circuit board.

2. Is there a red light on the back USB plug?

A. If no, you already know the answer to this question, congratulations! If yes, follow the next step to check if it’s damaged or missing.

3. Can you still use your front USB’s ports after connecting USB devices to them?

A. If yes, then you can ignore this question and the rest of the questions.

If no, then check your front USB’s ports first, then proceed to the steps below.

4. Have you checked if you have a powered USB hub?

A. If yes, then you know this is probably the answer to this question.

B. If no, then follow this guide on how to configure a powered USB hub. Before you plug in the hub, please make sure you’ve made the necessary power supply changes from your motherboard.

If none of these methods works, you may need to do a hardware level re-installation of your motherboard. To do this, please contact your motherboard manufacturer and tell them about the problem.


3 main causes and solutions

for “USB device over current status detected” problem.

In this article, we will look at what is the cause of the over current error, how to find out the cause for the reason, how to fix it with the easy and quick solutions.

So we will cover the following:

How to resolve over current error caused by USB devices (phone, camera, printer)

What is “over current” error and what it can lead to

How to determine whether you have a specific model of device which is causing over current,

How to fix the over current error

List of recommended solutions to fix over current errors for USB devices

How to Fix Over Current Error and Its root Cause

Over current error can be caused by the following.


There are a variety of ways to solve this problem, please check the following methods to find the desired solution.

Solution 1


– Remove the usb module and remove the usb connector cable

-Remove the jumper from the usb module

-Then reinsert the jump

– reattach the usb cord

The reason for this is as follows:

While the jump connector is not attached, there is shorted to a low signal, so the drive itself is detected current state usb device. You can also replace the module and attach the jump connector again to fix this problem.

Solution 2


-Turn on computer

-Use a steamer

-Replace another module

When working around this issue is because the device module is malfunctioning, so the device will report the current state of the drive. In this solution, replace the module by steaming the damaged module. The best way is to use a steamer.

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