INTRODUCTION (USB not recognized). The USB (Universal Serial Bus) a standardize technology for attaching a peripheral device to your computer. The USB was designed to connect peripherals (keyboards, mouse, digital camera, scanners, printers,network adapters, disk drives.) to a personal computer for supply and communication purpose.
Are you getting a “USB device not recognized” error whenever you plug in a USB mouse, keyboard, camera, or other device? I can’t live without USB ports and currently have 5 ports on my computer so that I can connect my mouse, keyboard, camera, phone, and printer to it all at once!
For those of you with even more USB gadgets, you probably have connected a USB hub to one of your USB ports so that can you connect even more devices. Most of the time this works great, but occasionally your computer might stop recognizing USB devices. The odd thing about this error is that the ports are working just fine, as I was able to still charge my cell phone without a problem, but couldn’t get my camera recognized using the same port.
SYMPTOMS OF USB NOT RECOGNIZED.
However, this fig indicates that there is a problem, causing the driver to malfunction and windows is not recognizing it,which something has to be done . The solution i ll highlight in the next paragraph.
Solution 1 :
This solution is the fastest approach . You can re-format your USB drive but by doing this you will loose all the data on the drive. If you want to do that this is the step to take.
Go to my computer click if in windows 10 click on this computer right click on the drive and click format . A warning icon pops up warning you of data loss.
Go to device manager.
Click unknown USB device (device description request fail)
Right click properties copy the device status on properties and click ok.
After go back to the main USB still under device manager .
Click on the first highlighted generic USB.
Click on update driver it comes up with two options click on browse my computer for driver software locate install manually.
It brings out a box like page click on generic USB hub and click next.
After clicking the driver start installing.
Click back and repeat action (update driver) to the 2nd generic USB hub under the Universal Serial Bus controller .
Repeat action (driver update ) for the 3rd Generic USB hub after the update is done.
Click on Universal Serial Bus controllers and scan for hardware changes.
If USB Device Not recognized problem still persist or if you are not comfortable with the first process try this.
Open and Click on Device Manager.
Click and expand Universal Serial Bus controllers > right click on USB drivers > click Uninstall. Repeat on each of the USB drivers as seen in the above diagram.
Restart your PC. The USB drivers comes up through auto re-install. Hence the USB is recognized.