Recognize USB in Windows® 7
What are the issues that one should guard against while recognizing USB in Windows 7? How can one troubleshoot these problems?
A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works like a conventional hard drive on your windows 7 computer. The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer or laptop as you would connect a flash drive. The USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data. If your computer doesn't not recognize your USB hard drive, you must troubleshoot problems related to the issue to resolve the problem. The most important feature of an USB hard drive is the amount of memory that it has. USB ports are the most common way for USB drives to connect to a computer or laptop. These USB drives are compatible with almost all the computers and laptops. These USB drives are commonly known as flash drives, pen drives, thumb drives, jump drives and key drives.
The following points highlight the different issues that can occur in recognizing USB in Windows 7 and provide tips to troubleshoot them:
- Damaged or outdated USB driver
- The USB isn't getting enough power
- Defective USB port
Damaged or outdated USB driver
If there is an error message like "USB Device Not Recognized", it means your USB driver is damaged or outdated. Without a functioning USB driver, the Windows 7 system will not be able to detect and recognize any USB hardware. The only way to solve the problem is to install a new USB driver for your computer or laptop. The USB driver is integrated in all Windows systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. If the user has not installed the USB device driver, Windows 7 cannot recognize the device.
The USB isn't getting enough power
One of the issues may be that the USB device is not getting enough power to run. The only power source is the PSU unit inside the computer system. The power units are not designed with external output sources where you can plug in your USB devices. The device you are trying to use need sufficient power to run properly. Connect the USB device directly into a USB port on your computer. If the USB drive doesn't have enough power to run it, it will not work properly on your Windows 7 computer.
If you connect a USB device to a defective port ,the USB device will not work properly on your Windows 7 computer. Plug the device into a different port which is active. If all USB ports are in use, unplug one of the device, and plug the problematic device into that port. Then unplug the device from the hub, and plug the device directly into a port on your computer. If your USB port is defective you can not pass files from one computer to another.
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