Repairing USB Device Problems in Windows® 7
Having issues while using USB devices on your computer operating on Windows 7? Find out how to repair them.
Computers have ports so that external devices can be connected to it. There are many kinds of ports such as USB ports, HDMI ports, PS/2, etc. USB ports are widely used and many computers come with large numbers of USB ports for the convenience of users. Universal Serial Bus or USB in short is communication port that can be used to connect external devices to a computer. USB ports are extremely simple to use and the device can be plugged in directly. Multiple devices can be connected to USB ports and used to transfer data. Windows 7 automatically detects the devices that are connected via USB ports and in most cases the operating system automatically installs drivers to make the device functional. Even though, using USB ports are easy, there are some issues that can come while using them. Issues, such as device not detected by the system, device not functioning properly, system restarting when USB port is used, etc. are some of them.
Here are some tips to repair problems with the use of USB devices connected to Windows 7 computer:
- Check drivers
- Repair operating system
- Check for malware
If you are facing issues with USB devices connected to the system, then you are advised to check whether the drivers installed for the device are correct or not. The drivers have to be checked for compatibility, authenticity and type specification. If the drivers are not matching any of the criteria, then they need to be removed and replaced with suitable drivers to resolve the problems.
Repair operating system
Corruption or damage to any of the system files associated with the functioning of the USB port can cause issues with the use of USB device. In such cases, you are recommended to repair Windows 7 operating system installed on the computer using default repair tools and the installation disk of the operating system. Repairing the faulty system files will help in making USB device work properly.
Check for malware
Malware are known to have capabilities to cause issues with the working of the USB port. This is because malware can infect essential system files and modify them so as to make the port non-functional. So, you are suggested to install an updated antivirus program on the system so that even if there are some malware on the system, they can be removed to fix issues with the USB port.
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