One of the common problems with Windows is the annoying USB Device Not Recognized error message. Get solution for USB device not recognized.
We are living in the age of nano and wireless technologies. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is one of the inventions in computer world that must be reckoned with of highest importance. It has completely changed the way the gadgets connect and work. It has brought lot of portability and mobility to the computer users. Today millions of USBs are in use and estimation says that every year not less than two billion USBs are being added to the usage. USB has undergone a great metamorphosis and the present day’s version is USB 3.1 also called as SuperSpeed+ and allows 10Gbps of data transfer.
The mass storage capacity of USB stick made it as the only method of storing and transferring large amount of data from one computer system to another in a particular geo location like office or home.
But like any electrical or electronic component, USBs too, at times, create challenges or develop malfunctions without any notice. The common problem that is being encountered by many is “USB device not recognized”. This error usually comes when you plug-in a USB enabled mouse or keyboard or pen drive etc. A bubble box with yellow background pops at the right bottom corner of the screen with a message “One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message.”
In such scenario what needs to be? Follow the below methods to rectify the said error.
At times, computers might have developed an internal hitch due to its continuous usage or the operating system might have halted certain back-end programs in order optimize the system’s performance. Hence it would be ideal to clear this mess by shutting down and restarting the computer. Let the system be shut down in the normal way and power supply can be removed for a minute or two. The rebooting of the machine would restart USB ports as well. Along with the hardware the microprocessor and the drivers too would have a fresh start and hence the system might recognize the USB drive this time.
If the problem persists even after the reboot of the system, it could be the problem with the USB device itself. To clear the doubt, the new USB device needs to be uninstalled first. Later the device needs to be installed freshly through Device Manager. Any glitches that were encountered during the first installation should get rectified automatically with the fresh installation and hence the USB recognition failure should not occur.
It would be nothing but unfortunate if none of the above methods fix the problem. But nothing to worry as there is a third method to correct the error. Sometimes though the device got installed properly the associated drivers might have failed to take off. To confirm this, the drivers can be uninstalled and then reinstalled newly. Once the installation done, computer needs restart and now the USB device should be available for the use.