USB connections not consistently recognized

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - Win 8.1 - USB 3.0 3 port hub with Ethernet and legacy USB 2.0 external DVD drive are not consistently recognized. Frequent reboots necessary for even a few minutes of access. What is the solution?
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - Win 8.1 - USB 3.0 3 port hub with Ethernet and legacy USB 2.0 external DVD drive are not consistently recognized. Frequent reboots necessary for even a few minutes of access. What is the solution?

The USB Port on the SP3 seems to be a bit under volted to support devices like external hard drives, DVD Players, USB Monitors, etc. , I use a USB  Y Adapter Plug so I plug one into the USB port on the power adapter.

Jeff

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Last updated May 18, 2018 Views 143 Applies to: