How to fix the "USB device not recognized" error in Windows

When you once again connect, say, a USB flash drive to your computer or some device with a USB interface, an error “USB device not recognized” may appear on your screen instead of the desired result. 

How to fix the "USB device not recognized" error in Windows
How to fix the "USB device not recognized" error in Windows

One of the USB devices connected to this computer does not work properly, and Windows cannot recognize it, For help resolving this issue, click on this message.

This message appears immediately after connecting the USB device to your computer. This problem is quite a serious case, since many devices currently use a USB interface.
  • Incorrectly working USB port.
  • The Windows operating system lacks certain drivers, which is why there is a conflict between the OS.
  • Unstable USB controller.
  • USB went into temporary shutdown.
  • Outdated drivers.

And check the operability of a device with a USB interface, it is enough just to connect it to another PC. If it functions normally there and no error “USB device is not recognized” appears, then the problem definitely lies in your computer and its settings.

USB device not recognized

If your computer does not distinguish between a USB device, but is quietly connected to other computers, then the problem in the form of a “USB device not recognized” error is in your PC.

How to fix the "USB device not recognized" error in Windows

Remove the USB Driver via Device Manager

  • Right-click on “Start” and select “Device Manager”.
  • Expand the USB Controllers category to find a USB that cannot be detected by your Windows.
  • Right-click on it and select "Delete."
  • Reboot your PC and try connecting the USB device.

Updating the USB Driver

you can use third-party software that will update your driver automatically, either go to the website of the manufacturer of your device and download the necessary drivers from there, or simply update the drivers through the Device Manager.
  • Go all the way to undetectable USB in the Task Manager, as shown in the previous method.
  • Right-click on it and select "Update Drivers."
  • Wait until the system determines the need for an update.
  • If this occurs, wait until the update process is completed, and then try plugging the USB device into the port again and see if the “USB device is not recognized” error appears.

Change Settings for USB

  • Right-click on “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
  • Select Power Options, and then select the High Performance plan.
  • Click on the “Set up power plan” button next to your power plan.
  • Next, click on "Change advanced power settings."
  • Expand the USB Settings directory.
  • Battery: Forbidden
  • Network: Forbidden
  • Click “Apply”
  • Restart your computer.


I wish you have solved the “USB device not recognized” by using the above steps, this all steps are working and most of all this is the way to people solve the error comment down if you have any doubt.

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