Solved: USB Device not Recognized keeps popping up!

Solved: USB Device not Recognized keeps popping up

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Aug 27, 2020 • Filed to: USB Recovery • Proven solutions


Seeing a "USB device not recognized" error popping up on your screen if you have something very important to assess in your flash drive can be a very frustrating experience to say the least. Luckily for you, there are smart ways to make your USB recognizable again. Continue reading to find out more.


If your USB flash drive is not recognized it may be either because of a faulty USB drive or a damaged port. That you are seeing this error flashing before your eyes is an indication that all is not well somewhere and if this is the case you will not be able to access data in the flash drive until the issue is fixed. Here are 6 easy ways to mat your USB recognizable again.

Connect your USB device to your computer directly

Avoid using a Card reader or a root hub to connect your device to your computer because root Hubs and card readers are susceptible to power fluctuations which may disturb transmission. Connect the flash drive directly to your computer through one of the USB ports.

Check to see if the error pops up again.

Run a Built-in Device and Hardware Troubleshooter

You can fix errors using a Troubleshooter. Here is how to do it

Troubleshooter will get rid of all errors after the process is completed.

Uninstall then Reinstall USB driver controllers

A misconfigured controller can also cause your USB to be unrecognized. You will have to uninstall then reinstall them.

After uninstalling all of them Restart the PC so Windows can reinstall them all again.

Update USB and the Motherboard Chipet

If motherboard chipsets are outdated or corrupted you may suffer this error. An update is highly recommended if this is the case. You can update your drivers automatically or manually.

Manual Update

To update manually, log on to the manufacturer' website to search for recent updates. When you find the right updates that are comp with your device download them.

Automatic update

Manual updates take a lot of time and patience which you might not have. To speed up the process, download the updates automatically with an update tool. Update tools can be downloaded onlne. The tool will search the Web for compatible drivers and install them on your system.

Disable USB Suspend feature

The USB Suspend feature conserves battery power on your device but can also cause complications such as a USB not recognized error. To disable this feature please do this.

If after all five nothing works, don't give up hope, there is one more trick you can try.

Adjust your System Setting

Lastly, try to adjust system settings and see if the error will still pop up.

For Windows 10

For Windows 7

After doing this the error will not show again.

If the problem persists you may have to take the device and your PC to a Windows technician for a proper system check but we are sure that one of the above will restore your windows back to it's former glory.

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