Solving USB Device Not Recognized Problem

By | October 4th, 2010

All of a sudden a notification might popup on your screen mentioning “USB device not recognized” or “One of the USB device attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it”. These problems falls under Windows CODE 43 which states that “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems” Eventually this will lead to the failure of all of your USB ports; to further elaborate all USB ports will stop working, so if you want to use any USB device it won’t work. To make the situation more annoying this message will keep popping up every minute. The problem is very common with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

usb device not recognized Solving USB Device Not Recognized Problem

The first thought that might occur to you would be if you have damaged one of your USB ports accidently or there is any hardware failure. You will find different suggestion and methods of healing the problem including Uninstalling and Reinstalling the USB drivers, playing with computer registry and Bios. And when you will get exhausted you will find one last option of reinstalling the Windows. These tricks will make you more frustrated and in most of cases the problem would still be there.

Well, the solution to this problem is very simple, just turn off your computer and detach the power cable so that no current flows through the system. Because, even if you shutdown your computer your motherboard is still getting power. Sometimes it happens that your motherboard gets stuck at some problem and needed to be turned off. When you will disconnect the power and reconnect it afterwards the microprocessors on your motherboard will reload the drivers of the USB ports and you are back to the working USB ports. If you are having the same problems with your Laptop just turn it off, and detach the laptop battery for few seconds. Put it back in and turn it on, your USB ports would be working fine.

I myself and dozens of other people tried this and it worked fine, tell me if this worked for you?

  • Guest

    Thanks SOOOOOOOOOO much! It works with my iPod Touch 4G!

  • Miguelalvearb

    Awesome!! And thank you so much for putting the right words on the title so I could find your solution!

  • billS

    thanks a million … my desktop USB ports stopped working yesterday, and I thought I’d have to take it in for servicing. You saved me


  • Orchestra_a

    that’s quite useful…
    sometimes my computer akso can’t recognise new facilities…
    next time I see such problems Iwill use the methods to solve….

  • Anonymous

    I’m searching for such solutions. Thanks so much! It works for me too!!!

  • Rob1234

    No this didn’t work, I unplugged the computer overnight and on more than one occasion adn i still get the bloody USB not recognised message.

  • Guest

    No it did NOT work for me…I have tried several supposed solutions. It all began when I hooked up my husbands Garmin to the USB port…since then I cant get any of my unused USB ports to work.