USB Device Not Recognized

Many individuals use USB devices on a computer. One of the more common error messages is “USB Device not recognized“. There are numerous reasons why this message appears. This includes:

USB Device Not Recognized

USB Device Not Recognized Error

  • Critical updates for Windows have not been installed
  • Software or hardware issues are present
  • The USB driver is out of date, corrupt, or unstable
  • The motherboard drivers are out of date
  • Updates are required to solve compatibility issues
  • The selective drive is in selective suspend mode

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Repairing the USB Driver

When the USB driver is corrupt, or unstable the USB hard drive must be reconnected.

The steps to correct this malfunction are:

  1. Click on start
  2. Using the search box, type in Device Manager
  3. Select Disk Drives from the list
  4. Look at the list of hardware, and select Disk Drives
  5. Locate the USB drive, right click, and hold, then select Uninstall
  6. When the uninstall is complete, unplug the cable for the USB
  7. Wait a few minutes, reconnect the cable, and wait for the driver to finish loading
  8. The cable should be plugged directly into the computer

USB Issues with Windows 7 and Windows 10

There are known issues between Windows 7 and Windows 10, and USB issues.

The steps to resolve these issues are:

  1. Determine the version of Windows 7 on the computer under Computer Properties
  2. If the System type is 64-bit, this is the Windows 7 / Windows 10 version
  3. If the System type is 32-bit, this is the Windows 7 / Windows 10 version
  4. Go to Update information on the computer
  5. Select continue
  6. Select yes if asked for User Account Control permission
  7. Select download, then Open
  8. The download will begin, follow the instructions to download, and install
  9. Select Accept to agree to the license agreement
  10. Locate the correct version of Windows 7, enter an email in the box
  11. Type in verification, then choose hotfix
  12. Check for a Microsoft email with a link for download
  13. Click on the link, follow the instructions, and download, and install the fix
  14. Restart the computer

Installing Current Windows Updates

Installing updates will install the current USB drivers. The steps are:

  1. Click on Start
  2. In the search box type Window Update
  3. In the results box, select Windows Update
  4. Select Check for Updates
  5. Check the boxes for the updates
  6. Click Install updates
  7. Select I Accept for the license agreement review
  8. Follow the instructions for downloading, and installing the updates
  9. Reboot the computer

Reinstalling the USB Controllers

When the current USB driver is corrupted or unstable, follow the following steps.

  1. Click Start
  2. In the Search box, type device manager, select the Device Manager
  3. Find the Universal Serial Bus controllers
  4. Expand the controllers by right clicking, and holding on the device
  5. Select Uninstall, repeat the procedure for every device
  6. Restart the computer to automatically reinstall the USB controllers

The Selective Suspend Setting

This setting will stop the USB drive from powering down. The steps to correct the issue are:

  1. Click Start
  2. In the search box type power plan
  3. Click Choose Power Plan
  4. Click Change Plan Settings
  5. Click Change advanced power settings
  6. Expand USB Settings, locate the settings for USB selective suspend
  7. Click Plugged in
  8. Select the drop-down menu, click on select disabled
  9. Click Apply
  10. Click OK

The Chipset Drivers for the Motherboard

When the computer is unable to recognize the USB drive, the chipset drivers for the motherboard must be reset.

  1. Locate the name of the motherboard manufacturer in the computer’s documentation
  2. Go to the website for the manufacturer
  3. Locate the correct drivers for the computer’s motherboard
  4. Assistance is available through the manufacturer of the computer

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