Resolve Error- USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 7/8/10

Summary: This blog post explains the way to resolve error- USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 7/8/10

If you get the message- Flash drive not detected on the computer/USB flash drive not showing up/unreadable USB flash drive/the disc you inserted is not readable by this computer. Then read to solve this problem.

When I was using my USB drive, suddenly my USB was not visible and I started getting an error message- “ USB Device Not Recognized” also known as USB error code 43. This can happen to any user when you try to use a USB mouse, keyboard, camera, or other removable devices.

This error causes major problems because much of your valuable data is stored USB devices and you are not able to get access to it right away. Moreover, many other USB devices such as mouse and keyboard also provide usability to the user. If this error occurs, there are many manual fixes to address the problem. But let us first discuss the various causes of this error.

Causes of error- USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 7/8/10

  • The USB driver has become unstable or corrupt
  • Your computer system might need update for issues that may conflict with a USB external hard drive and Windows installed
  • Some important Windows updates for hardware or software issues might be missing
  • The USB controllers may have become corrupt or unavailable
  • Your external drive might be selectively suspended
  • PC system motherboard might need updated drivers

Some quick fixes for error-USB device not recognized in Window 7

You can try resolving the error by using some quick fixes. If the problem is not solved, you can move ahead towards the detailed methods described below:

1. Restart your system or reboot computer.
2. Try changing the USB port, connect USB drive to see if USB drive is recognized or not.
3. Try connecting USB drive to another healthy computer or laptop.

If your device is not recognized in the system and the error-USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 7/8/10 is showing or you get USB error code 43, then you can try the solutions below to fix it:

Manual methods:

This image explains the Different Methods to solve USB Error-
USB Device Not Recognised in Windows 7/8/10


Method 1.Install the latest Windows Updates

You can follow the following steps to solve error- USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 7/8/10:

  1. Select the Start button, type Windows Update in the Search box, and then select Windows Update in the results pane.
  2. Select Check for Updates.
  3. After the system scan is complete you can select Review optional updates.
  4. Select the check box next to the updates, then select Install updates.
  5. If prompted, review the license agreement, then select I Accept.
  6. Follow the onscreen instuctions.

Method 2.By removing Power Supply issue

  • Remove the Power Supply by switching off or pulling the plug off the PC.
  • Restart your system
  • Now connect your USB device to the USB ports in the system
  • After the USB device connected to your PC, plug in the power supply

Method 3. By Fixing USB Root Hub

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Find the Universal Serial Bus controllers option and click on it to expand.
  • Find the USB Root Hub option here,then Right-click on it and select Properties.
  • Go to the Power Management tab
  • Uncheck “ Allow the computer to turn off this device” to save power option shown
  • Click OK to save the changes.

Method 4. Reinstall USB device driver to make malfunctioned/unrecognized USB device visible

  • Right Click on Windows tab and Click on Device Manager
  • Open device manager
  • Find and expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. Next right click on USB drivers and click Uninstall. Do this process for every USB driver.
  • Finally restart your PC. The USB drivers are automatically re-installed and this solve the corrupted USB devices problem.

Method 5. By changing the USB Selective Suspend Settings

  • Right-click on the Windows icon and go on the Power Options.
  • In the shown Choose or customize a power plan windows, click Change plan settings
  • Go to the Edit Plan Settings window, then click Change advanced power settings.
  • In the Power Options window, find and expand USB settings then expand USB selective suspend settings and Disable both On battery and Plugged in settings.
  • Then Click Apply and save the settings.

Method 6. By using professional removable media data recovery software

You can use the SysInfo Tools Removable media data recovery software tool.

Below are the steps that you can take to solve the USB error:

Step 1. Start by launching the Sysinfotools Removable media data recovery software and select the unrecognized drive.

Step 2. It will show the information of the selected volume.

Step 3.You can easily select the recovery modes that are standard, advance and deep.

Step4. Wait for few seconds for the scanning process to complete.

Step 5. Expand the folders in the tree structure one by one and check their file properties.

Select the folder(s) you want to save and save the files.

Step 6. Select the location you want to select and click OK

Step 7. When the saving option is complete, click OK


Many times the users get a message error- USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 7/8/10 or USB flash drive is not showing up. In this case, you can make use of the removable media data recovery software tool. It is simple to download and use. And you can continue working on the data stored on your USB drive.

You can also read:How to fix Powerpoint 2019 error- “the File is Corrupt and Cannot Be Opened”?

Also you can read: Easy and Quick ways to retrieve lost Window Files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

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