June 7, 2023
USB Device Not Recognized

USB Device Not Recognized Error in Windows 10

If your Windows PC is displaying having “USB Device Not Recognized” error when plugging into the USB Storage Device, USB Mouse or Keyboard You can resolve the issue using steps to troubleshoot the issue as described below.

USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 10

USB Device is not recognised error within Windows 10 is not only seen when attaching the latest USB devices, but it’s also observed in the case of USB devices such as those on your Mouse or Keyboard already connected into your computer.

Whatever the situation it is possible to fix the USB Device not recognized error in Windows 10 by using one of the methods listed below. You must not miss the first or the second method as described below.

1. Disconnect USB Devices and Restart

Connect every USB connecting devices to your PC (excluding the keyboard and mouse) then Restart.

When the computer is restarted then plug your USB Device to the USB port that did not recognize it. If this fails then try connecting the device to different USB ports of your PC.

2. Unplug Computer from Power Source

The reason behind the USB Device not being recognized within Windows 10 could be due to your system going through small software glitches.

To get rid of this issue, turn off your computer, then take a break for 60 seconds, then restart the computer. You may be amazed to find your USB Device being recognized by your computer.

3. Update Device Drivers

Your Windows computer should be able to automatically upgrade the firmware for all drivers for your device. But, this might not always happen, which could lead to driver software becoming obsolete.

Right-click on the Start button and then select Device Manager from the WinX menu. On the device Manager Screen expand the to the Universal Serial Bus Controllers’ entry and right-click the Unknown device and select Properties.

On the next screen, switch to the Driver tab, and then click on the Update Driver.

The next page, click on the Search Automatically for the most recent driver software option, and then watch for a Window to Search and install the needed driver.

4. Check for Updates

Check if an update is available on your computer. If there is an update readily available Windows can also download the latest drivers available to your system.

Click on Settings, Updates and Security. Select Windows Update in the left-pane and then click on the”Check for Updates” on the right-hand pane.

Allow Windows to search for updates and install them onto your PC.

5. Disable USB Selective Suspend Setting

As a default setting, Windows computer is set to conserve power, by suspending the power supply for external USB devices whenever they are not in use.

But this power saving setting could cause issues such as the Error Code 43 or USB Device not recognized Errors in Windows 10.

Click Settings, System and choose Power & Sleep in the left-hand pane. In the right-hand pane scroll down until you select Other Power Settings.

On the Power Options screen, click on the Change Plan Settings link found right next to that currently active Power Plan.

The next screen will appear choose the Change Advanced Power Settings.

On the Power Options screen, click on USB Settings > USB selective suspend and then select the disable option to select “Plugged In” and also for “On Battery” (If you are using a laptop).

Click OK to save the Advanced Power Setting settings to your computer.

6. Change Power Management Setting for USB Root Hub

Click to start, then select Device Manager within the WinX menu. On the Device Manager screen Expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers Right-click on the USB Root Hub, and then select Properties.

On the USB Root HUB Properties screen, select the Power Management tab and uncheck Turn the computer off the device in order to conserve the power option, then click OK.

If you have more than one USB Root Hub You must repeat the steps above for all of them.

7. Uninstall Faulty Device Drivers

Then, open Device Manager > right-click on USB Controllers and click the exclamation mark , and then select the Uninstall option from the context menu.

Repeat the process for all USB Controllers that have exclamation marks. Restart the computer. After the computer has restarted, Windows should automatically load the correct drivers to your system.

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