I recently downgraded to WinXP tablet 2005 edition from Vista Business on my Lenovo X61 Tablet PC.
Everything went relatively smoothly, until I plug in my IBM external USB 2.0 supermulti optical drive. It was working fine before in Vista, however now when I try to use it in WinXP I would get this error message:
"The USB Mass Storage Device has exceeded the power limits..."
This does not make any sense whatsoever, because firstly it worked before in vista, and secondly I used the external drive to INSTALL winXP, so it was working before logging into the windows platform. So I put in the XP installation CD again and restarted the computer, and well... I was able to boot from the XP CD in the external drive.
Then I went into device manager and checked the POWER requirement and availability of my USB ports, and the total power available is stated as 500mA while my external drive only requires 96mA.
I have no other USB devices connected either.
Please help, I need to install Office on this lappy I've got a report and 2 essays due this weekX_X
Thanks in advance.