5 ways to fix USB Device not recognized

By | December 27, 2020

if you are using such as USB device such as Pendrive, Hard Drive, USB Printer and getting an error “USB device not recognized” when inserting the USB drive

USB device not recognized

If you are getting an error USB Device not recognized on Windows Operating system whenever insert any USB Devices. the devices may be Mouse, Keyboard, printer, Pen drive, or can be any devices use a USB port to communicate with the computer.

It may have several root cause of error USB device not recognized on Computer. Some of them are following-

  • Device Faulty.
  • USB Port Issue.
  • Driver Issue.
  • Power management settings issue.
  • Operating system related issue.
  • it can be USB Disable of that computer.

If you are getting such an error then don’t worry because in this article we will try to fix the issue from several points of view just follow all the below steps one by one.

How to Fix “USB Device not recognized on Windows 10/8/7”?

If you are using Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and getting an error while inserting USB Devices then follow these steps-

1. Verify your USB Device status

It is first and basic steps of fixing any device not recognized an error. First, you should sure that your device status. To verify your USB Device you need to insert it on another computer.

If your device is working on another computer then first Insert your Device on the Back panel USB port or another port. if your device is also not working on another computer then your device is faulty should need to be replaced.

2. Update USB Driver

We know very well that to communicate with any external device we need to be the driver of Devices. Each and every condition of your device Driver should be up to date.

Note:- If your external device such as a Camera, Printer, Pine Lab machine is connected from the USB port but operates them you need to that updates their driver.

To Update Driver follow these steps-

  1. Navigate to Run(Windows +R).
  2. Type hdwwiz.cpl and press enter.
  3. Expand the ‘Universal Serial Bus controllers’ group and double-click on any of the drivers labeled ‘USB Root Hub.
  4. Right Click on USB root hub and click on update driver.
Update driver

4. Select “search automatically for updated driver software“.

Search automatically for update driver software

5. After update driver restart your computer.

USB Root Hub

3. Modify Power Management Settings of USB Device

To Modify power management follow these steps-

  1. Navigate to Run(Windows +R).
  2. Type hdwwiz.cpl and press enter.
  3. Expand the ‘Universal Serial Bus controllers’ group and double-click on any of the drivers labeled ‘USB Root Hub.
  4. Right Click on USB root hub and click on properties.
  5. Click on Power Management Tab and removed the Check from “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

4. Restore your Windows using Restore Point

To solve USB device not recognized error may be some problem on Windows file then you can restore your Windows using Windows Restore Points.

To restore Windows 10 Follow these steps-

System Restore Points is one of the best features of the Windows Operating system via you can restore your last Files and settings of Windows.

Note- If you are doing a system restore only your System settings affected not your documents and desktop data.

For Windows Restro you follow following steps-

1. Right Click on Computer and select Properties.

2. Click on Advanced system settings on Left panel.

3. Navigate to  System Protection Tab and click on System Restore.

4. Click on Next( Restore system files and settings).

5. Select Restore Points and click on Next.

6. Click on Finish.

7. Click on Yes and automatically your computer will be restart.

5. Check Your Antivirus Privacy and Policy

If your USB device is not detecting storage Devices, Camera on the computer then maybe a reason for Antivirus or computer policy. Some organization uses policy to Disable USB Devices.

If your USB storage devices by Antivirus then you should talk to your IT professional or Technician to allow authentication of devices.

Conclusion:

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