Today, we will be talking about how to fix USB not recognized error in Windows. So, if you are seeing the problem after plugging your USB HDD or
Have you ever experienced the "USB Device Not Recognized" error in Windows? I am pretty sure you have for this is one of the common problems you can face. Today, we will be talking about how to fix USB not recognized error in Windows. So, if you are seeing the problem after plugging your USB HDD or Pendrive to your computer, then you've come to the right place for a solution.
We use USDB drives every day on our Windows computer and the USB ports of your computer play a very important role. A USB device may some time malfunction or the driver gets corrupted and you will get a device not recognized error.
5 Ways to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows
1. Unplug your computer
2. Unplug the USB device
3. Uninstall the USB driver
- Got to the device manager
- Look for the driver with a yellow exclamation sign Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
- Right-click on it and uninstall the driver.
- Next, restart your computer for a fresh copy of the uninstalled drivers to be reinstalled.
- Once you've restarted your computer, plug in your USB drive and see if the problem is solved. In most cases, this should fix the problem.
4. Update your device drivers
- Going to the device manager and then under Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
- Next, right-click on Unknown Device, click on Properties, then the Driver tab and then click Update Driver. You will need to be connected to the internet.
5. Change the USB port
Other things to do when you get this error message
- Check that the USB device is functioning well. You can confirm this by trying it on other computers to see if you get the same error.
- If your USB device was connected to a USB Hub, it might be that it is your USB Hub that's malfunction. In this case, it is recommended you try connecting directly to the PC.