Most Windows 11/10/8/7 users have seen the “USB device not recognized” warning message at least a few times in their life. Sometimes, the message disappears on its own after reconnecting the affected USB device, but that’s not always the case.
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In this article, we explain how khổng lồ fix the USB device not recognized Windows 11/10/8/7 error lớn help you regain access lớn important data as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Symptoms và Causes
The main symptom of the USB device not recognized error is the following pop-up message:
The pop-up message may disappear on its own after a while, so it’s possible to miss it if you’re not paying attention. However, you definitely won’t miss the other main symptom of the ‘USB device not recognized’ error: your USB device not being accessible.
The potential causes of this annoying error are numerous, but the same goes for the fixes that you can use to solve them:
|Hardware error: USB devices are not immune to lớn hardware errors, which may cause them to behave erratically and stop being reliable.||►Try a Data Recovery Service|
|Configuration issues: For your computer và all devices connected to lớn it to lớn work properly, you need lớn eliminate configuration issues at the OS & device levels.||►Restart Your Computer ►Run USB Troubleshooter|
|Connectivity problems: When USB devices work correctly, they can transfer hundreds of MB every second, but a single damaged wire is all it takes for them lớn stop working completely.||►Try a Different USB Port and/or Machine|
|Faulty drivers: Drivers are basically software applications whose purpose is to lớn control the devices attached to your computer, so it’s paramount for them khổng lồ work correctly.||►Uninstall the USB Device ►Reinstall USB Controllers ►Install the Latest Chipset Drivers for Your Motherboard|
|System damage: A user error, malware infection, or hard drive corruption are just three common causes of system damage, which commonly manifests itself with erratic behavior & unexpected error messages.||►Install the Latest Windows Updates ►Access the USB Drive from Linux|