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USB Drive Not Detected – Why USB Drive Not Recognized and How to Fix It?

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on December 6th, 2012 | Leave a comment

After plugging the USB drive or other external hard drive, some may soon get an error message pop up saying that “USB Drive Not Recognized” even though they have heard the typically “connect” sound. When searching this on the web, you will find that many MS users have the same problem. Why a USB Drive Not Detected properly and how can you fix this issue easily? Maybe you can get some available solutions here.

USB Drive Not Recognized

The basic solution to such a USB Drive Not Detected error is to reinstall any damaged drivers, this can be done be done by locating the damaged device drivers in the Device Manager icon in Control Panel. This will show the hardware that is causing the error to be displayed, uninstall that particular driver and reboot the system. You can simply follow these steps to manually check and solve some driver issues:

*Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
*Click System and Maintenance, click System, and then click Device Manager. By the way, if Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
*In Device Manager, double click to expand “Universal Serial Bus controllers”, right click on the Host Controller, click “Uninstall”, “OK” and follow the on-screen steps to go.
* Also, you should check if at all there is an exclamation mark along the driver, if so, uninstall and reinstall those drivers, too.

Sometimes, a USB Drive will not detected properly when the there are some spyware or viruses on your computer. Once some needed files was attacked or broken by threats, the system will fail to recall needed files to read your inserted external drives and then show a “USB Drive Not Detected” error message. By the way, a virus infection can also bring in some other errors like Unmountable Boot Volume STOP 0X000000ED on Windows 7.  At this time, you should run your antivirus antispyware program to check whether there are some infections existing. By the way, to make your antivirus programs running in the background helps to block and remove PC threats at any time.

Besides the above aspects, the error inside Windows database is also a main cause of a “USB Drive Not Detected” error message. Registry plays as the brain component of Windows-based operating system to save all important files & settings of the computer. Hence, it has to always be kept in clean and compact. But as you uninstall programs/remove files from the computer, this database will easily get corrupted with the invalid entries left over in the database. When the system cannot read all of its needed entries successfully, you will come to the chances to get the USB Drive Not Recognized error message messages again and again. So, the last recommendation for you here is to check and fix all registry errors. You can either do this manually or automatically with a registry cleaning utility. With an error-free system, you can easily enjoy a smooth computer life all the time without numerous computer errors.

Generally, a simple hardware or software issue can stop you from accessing your USB or external hardware device by showing a “USB Device Not Detected” message. But, any of the above solutions will easily troubleshoot the problem and solve it instantly for you!

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