Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error In Windows

If you have received USB Device Not Recognized error, then follow simple steps to fix USB Device Not Recognized error within minutes. Last night I was fascinating USB Device Not Recognized error on my Windows PC. The error occurs when I plug in my pen drive in USB port. So I am trying to find information about this error and trying to do many things to solve this problem.

We all use pen drives and other USB devices on a daily basis and sometimes these devices does not function properly in your Windows 7 (8.1,10). There could be many reasons behind that and when that happens you get a message pop-up saying “USB Device Not Recognized”. This message is to inform you that the USB device you are using is not detected by Windows, after clicking on the pop-up message you will get the information about the main cause of the problem and the message saying your USB controllers may have become unstable or corrupt and other messages like that.

Other messages that appear on plugging a USB device are:

1. The currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupt
2. Your PC requires an update for issues that may conflict with a USB external hard drive and Windows
3. Windows may be missing other important updates hardware or software issues
4. Your PC motherboard may need to be updated, drivers
5. Your external drive may be entering selective suspend

To deal with this kind of problems you can just restart your PC after unplugging the device. Most of the times it does not solve the problem, but it is possible if your computer has not properly configured the USB device for the first time. However giving it a try is good for you.

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If the problem still persists then you can follow the steps below. I have a couple of solutions you can follow them step by step and anyone of those will eventually fix the problem associated with your USB device (or) Windows.

1. Reinstalling your USB drivers.

Most of the times USB devices doesn’t get recognized because your PC drivers are corrupted.

Step 1. Right click on Windows and open the Device Manager

Step 2. You need to find Universal Serial Bus controllers option and click on it to expand. After that just right-click on the USB drivers option and click uninstall. if you have more than 1 USB driver then uninstall all of them too.

Step 3. In some computers after uninstalling the USB drivers, you can install them by restarting the PC automatically or you can install them manually from your driver’s CD.

2. Uninstall Unknown USB devices from the list.

Step 1. To do this open run by pressing Windows Logo + R and type “devmgmt.msc” then click ‘OK’.


Step 3. You will get a window of Universal Serial Bus controllers. Click on it to expand.

Step 4. Now attach your USB device which is not recognized.

Step 5. You will see an Unknown USB device (Port reset failed) with a yellow sign in Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Step 6. Right click on it then click uninstall

Step 7. Now restart your PC, the drivers are automatically reinstalled after the restart.

Follow the above steps carefully, your problem will be solved. If the problem still persists comment down below your question and we will be happy to help.

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3 thought on “How To Fix USB Device Not Recognized Error In Windows”
  1. I have a San dis 32 GB pen drive. Recently I used it in rufus to make it a bootable drive. But after that it is not getting detected in any system. The laptop or PC won’t show any sign when connected. How do I format it if it is not showing in disk management.

  2. Hello, my PC does not respond at all when I insert USB, but after some time when the USB is not even there, even after a day. Then its show the warning about the USB not being recognize. All the three USB ports does the same things. Only the memory card slot is currently working.

    Can you please assist, its an HP laptop.

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