Resolving Slow USB Problem in Windows® 7
Is the USB device connected to your Windows 7 based system very slow? Find out how to solve the issue.
USB or Universal Serial Bus is a very common computer connectivity technology. USB ports allow users to connect many different USB devices to the system. There are no complicated procedures involved in using a USB device and this means that any user can plug and use devices with any computer. Majority of new computers come with multiple USB ports for the benefit of the users. Windows 7 tends to bring out better performance from USB devices connected to it. However, you may sometimes experience some problems while connecting and using USB devices with a computer running on Windows 7. These problems include USB device not working, system restarting when USB device is plugged in, very slow performance from USB device, etc. Issues with the use of USB devices may be because of many reasons. Some of the common reasons include malware within the system, problems with USB drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files associated with the USB drivers and so on. Problems with USB devices on Windows 7 will show symptoms such as error messages and system freezing while using the USB devices.
Following are few tips to solve slow working of USB device issue in Windows 7 based computer system:
- Use antivirus program
- Verify USB drivers
- Repair or restore operating system
Use antivirus program
The slow functioning of USB device on your Windows 7 computer system may be because of the presence of malware within the system. Malware can cause issues with USB devices by infecting the USB drivers and changing their working characteristics. If USB device connected to your system is working very slow, then it is very likely that the system has been infected by a malware. Such problems can be solved by using an updated antivirus program like Norton AntiVirus.
Verify USB drivers
The USB devices on your computer operating on Windows 7 require drivers. USB drivers comes in-built in Windows 7 operating system and if they get damaged or corrupted in some way, then problems, such as slow performance from USB device will come up. So, you are recommended to verify the USB drivers installed on the system and if the drivers are found at fault, they need to be reinstalled to solve the issue.
Repair or restore operating system
The slow functioning of USB device connected to your Windows 7 computer may be because of issues with some of the system files associated with the working of the USB drivers. Such problems with USB devices because of system files can be only repaired by repairing the Windows 7 operating system. You can also make use of System Restore feature to roll back system to previous good functional state to roll back system files and thus solve the issue.
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