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How to fix USB not Recognised or not Responding issues?

Fix USB not Recognised Issue

If you face issues like USB driver not working, USB not responding, fail to detect pen drive, printer, mouse and keyboard not detecting, delay in responding of USB port or USB port working slow. Or if you have seen an error message like:

USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.”

Then you are in the right place. Today we will be talking about an easy fix for these issues. You don’t need to worry about Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10. It will work for all the OS versions.

Method 1: Easy Method

Try to remove and insert your device again. Make sure to wipe out any dust, as it might block some part of the USB port. Try connecting with other USB ports if you have other free ports.

If this doesn’t work, try to restart your computer. Sometimes, a bug might appear in USB software; hence restarting your computer might fix the issue.

Method 2: Normal Method

For this method, make sure that you are connected to the internet.

Open This PC or My Computer. You can also do a quick search by pressing the windows key.

On the left side of the screen, right-click on This PC –> click on properties –> and then select Device Manager.

this pc menu option
device manager list

You can directly search the USB Menu option, click on start and search devmgmt.msc

device manager shortcut

You can also directly search the device manager on the start menu.

Double-Click on the USB option and manually right-click and select Update Driver. Do this process for every USB port.

usb device manager
update device driver

Wait for a few minutes during updation process.

After this, remove every device from the USB port and restart your system. By now, your USB port will be working.

You can also download and run USB Troubleshooter. It will automatically detect and fix the errors. Click here to know more about it from Microsoft Official Website:

Method 3: Hard Way

Ok, by now, if the above process doesn’t work, then this is the sure-shot method.

First, Restart System and go to BIOS (Basic Input/Output System )

To access BIOS on a Windows PC, you must press your BIOS key set by your manufacturer, which could be F10, F2, F12, F1, or DEL. If your PC goes through its power-on self-test startup too quickly, you can also enter BIOS through Windows 10’s advanced start menu recovery settings.

Go to the USB option and manually check for each USB port. Try to enable and disable it and check the list of all the showing USB ports.

Suppose you have a total of 3 USB ports, and only two are showing. Then, your USB port might be damaged, or the wire from the internal is not working. At this time, you need to go to a technician for support.

usb bios image

After enabling all your ports, save changes and exit BIOS. And restart your computer again.

Related Search:

How can I fix bad blocks on a USB flash drive?  

If your USB drive is terrible blocked or damaged/corrupted, you can try some software tools available online, which are either paid or free. They can fix the corrupted files. It will also fix some bad sector issues in your USB drive.

However, if not, you need to contact your manufacturer for this issue. Because it needs to remap all the USB bad sectors, and it’s very difficult nowadays in SDD type devices.

You can also try disk fragmentation by going through the storage properties.

Some popular tools are Data Lifeguard Diagnostic by WD and SeaTools by Seagate.

How do I fix Error code 43 for USB device in Windows?

If your device show Error code 43, it’s one of the Device Manager error codes, which means “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. It also means that the Windows OS fails to detect and identify the device.

Try to unplug the device, turn off your PC and leave it for 5 minutes. If your device, like a mouse or keyboard, is wireless, remove the battery. After that, restart your system and attach the device.

How to fix error code 0x80071ac3 in USB or Hard disk drive ?

This can occur when your OS cannot access files and other information due to bad sectors on the hard disk or external hardware (USB). Or you might have removed the device forcefully or unintentionally during copying or using.

Try to check for hardware changes on the Device Manager. Remove and plug the device again. Go to setting –> Disk Management and check for a fixed issue. Try to scan and fix the bugs and problems on it manually. After that, format your device, and it will be ready for use again.

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