You might have seen this error “USB device not recognized” when you connect a USB device in your laptop / desktop. Learn how to solve USB device not recognized in windows 10. The fix for this issue is “Awesome and Unbelievable”. This article will guide you to get rid of the error “USB device not recognized”.

You may connect the USB devices in your USB ports such as mouse, data card, mouse, pen drive, camera, mobile, printer and so. But you will get an error as a pop-up “USB device not recognized”.

You may try to check whether the ports are working or not through charging the phone or connecting the pen drive. Now you got to know that the ports are active as you are getting charge of mobile phone or pen drive.

You might have tried all below steps but NO luck.

Uninstall & reinstall the USB driver.
Restarting your computer.
System Restoration (you may think it happened due to the latest software / application installation.
You may think about Registry also.

The above steps may not help you to fix USB devices not recognizing errors.

Moreover, you could see Unknown Device state in the device manager.

usb device not recognized in windows 10
USB device not recognized

USB device not recognized in windows 10

Just Unplug Your Computer From the Power Supply. That’s all! This is the fix. Can’t believe it? Please read below.

Please note that it doesn’t mean that you are turning off your computer. Because latest computers don’t turn off when you press the power button as the motherboard still gets power from the Power supply (from the wall outlet).

How it works

All we know is that the motherboard is the heart of the computer. All hardware of the computer is connected with the motherboard, including the USB ports. Sometimes the motherboard needs to be “rebooted” because something may go wrong, i.e. your USB ports may suddenly stop working. The small microprocessor on the motherboard will reload the drivers and your USB ports should be back to recognizing all devices.

Turn off your computer through Shut Down or long pressing the power button and then UNPLUG it from the wall outlet. Just relax for a min and connect it back. You are done.

Also Read: Importance of Windows Patching

You will surely try this if you are experiencing an USB device not recognized issue.