How to Fix Error USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

In your system when you put a USB device to the USB port, you get scared if ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ arrives, then it is frightening if your device is bad. So there is no reason to be concerned because in this article we will see that the ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ error is how to fix it. The ‘USB not recognized’ or ‘USB not detected’ error is possible after the installation of USB devices such as a USB mouse, keyboard, USB stick, pen drive, USB hub and USB memory stick etc. When you have a memory card in your mobile phone, you are afraid that the data on your memory card is corrupted.

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

Follow Steps To Fix USB Device Not Recognized:

1)System Restart:

Before fixing the ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ error, restart your computer. Try connecting your USB device again when the computer reboots. Sometimes this error can occur with hanging your system. Most computer related problems are solved by rebooting the system.

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

System Restart

2)System Restore:

If you do not have to reboot the system, you can system restore or repair the system. If your problem does not get resolved by rebooting the system, try to system restore or system recovery. If your computer’s USB port is running well before the first few days, you can still do a system restore. Backup Your Important Data Before System Restore

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

System Restore

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3)Update USB Drivers:

If you do not format your computer for several days or have not updated the system’s drivers, then the ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ error can occur. So, according to your computer’s model, download and update USB drivers from that website. This problem is probably solved by updating USB drivers.

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

Update USB Drivers

If you are using a USB Hub, update the drivers of the USB Root Hub or reconnect by disconnecting the USB Hub. Check USB device directly on the computer. If USB devices are working on a computer’s USB, then there may be a USB Hub problem.

4)USB Troubleshooter:

There are many Troubleshooter tools available on Microsoft’s website. Download the USB Troubleshooter from the following link and fix the ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ Problem.

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5)Uninstall Hidden Devices:

If you have previously installed many USB devices on the computer then its drivers are hidden. For older drivers, the ‘USB Device Not Recognized’ error can occur, so old drivers need to be uninstalled. Use the following command to uninstall from hidden drivers show.



start devmgmt.msc

Type cmd in the run window by pressing the window key and R on the keyboard. Now at the command prompt type the above command.

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

command prompt

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After running all commands, Device Manager will open, go to the View tab and click on Show Hidden Devices option. Now you uninstall it by right-clicking on a hidden driver.

How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

Device Manager

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In this way you can fix ‘USB not recognized’, ‘USB not detected’ or ‘USB Device Not Recognized’. I am certain that this article will be just for you. If you like this article, then just share it. Let us know how to respond to this article.

Mangesh Dhulap

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