How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error In Windows 7/8/10 | Fix USB error

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Learn how to fix USB device not recognized error with these tips and find the root of problems. Fix USB error explained with complete tutorial and pictures

It must be infuriated having a pop up error message saying USB device is not recognized when plugging your USB devices in Windows. Unfortunately, by having this error you will unable to access your device since Windows is having trouble detecting the USB.

There are many possible reasons behind this issue, you will get more detail info when you click on the pop up message. There you can find the main reason for occurred error.

Here are many others error messages that commonly appear:

1. Windows can’t find driver for your USB device.
2. The device does not exist.
3. The device disconnected due to hardware failure.
4. Windows update issues.
5. Hibernating external drive.

Ways to Fix USB Error on Windows 7/8/10

If you have clicked the detailed info for the error and tried the troubleshooter available in your windows but the problem still persist you can try following tips to fix USB error.

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  • Restart your Windows

    Common and very useful way to fix many errors for your Windows. Easy and worth try problem solver available. In case you fail to fix USB error, move the next step.

  • Attach your device directly into laptop USB plug.

    If you use extended USB cable, make it short and avoid using branched USB HUB.

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    Don’t use USB HUB

    Extended branched USB HUB is very practical for user since you can plug many devices at the same time, however in many cases your windows may fail to detect the devices. Every device plugged need power to operate. Since the power output from USB HUB is divided for every device, some of them may fail to operate normally due lack of power source.

    The extended cable USB is also the common problem for USB device, it is wise to choose shorter and high quality cable to prevent the dropping voltage. To fix your USB device not recognized error, try to plug your device directly into USB plug on your laptop.

  • Reinstalling your USB drivers and unknown USB device

    To do this follow the steps below

    1. Access your device manager by clicking Start menu and type “device manager”. You will find on the top of list, then click

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      Start Menu – Device manager
    2. Next, attach your not recognized device.
    3. Wait for a moment and you will see your device name appear on the device manager list. If not, your device may detected as unknown USB device on Universal Serial Bus controllers. Error device will be marked with yellow sign on device manager.
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      Error devices marked with yellow indicator

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      Unknown Device on Device Manager
    4. Right click on it then click “uninstall”

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      Uninstall Device from Device Manager
    5. Restart your Windows

After restarting you will see automatic installation for your device driver. USB device manufacturer commonly attach its driver on the device, so Windows can recognize it automatically. If your Windows is unable find the driver, you can start to download the correct driver from your manufacturer official site available

However if you have difficulties in doing so, we recommend you to install Windows driver updater tool. This tool automatically scan your system for missing and outdated drivers, then download it for you.

Follow the detailed steps carefully and comment down below if the error still occurred and I will gladly to help.

Those steps will Fix USB error device not recognized in Windows. Hope this tips will be useful for you. Share it if you like

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