Resolve the issue when USB device crashes in Windows® 7
Are the USB devices connected to your Windows 7 system crashing frequently? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the best OS from Microsoft yet. Windows 7 is far superior to previous Windows based operating systems and it comes packed with many features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search and so on. Windows 7 is also more stable and would extract better performance from hardware devices connected to the system. Majority of all computer peripheral devices are USB devices. USB or Universal Serial Bus devices are very popular because of their transmission efficiency and usability. There are no procedures involved in using USB devices as they can easily plugged in and used. Windows 7 would automatically install drivers for USB devices and users can plug in any device such as cameras, gamepads, scanners etc. Some Windows 7 users might face some problems when using USB devices. These include USB device working very slow, USB device not at all functioning, USB device crashing very often and so on. USB device crashing is a common issue and this problem would cause users to lose data which was being moved.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix USB device crash issue in PC with Windows 7:
- Verify system file integrity
- Check USB drivers
- Fix registry errors
Verify system file integrity
The USB device crash issue on your Windows 7 system might be because some of the system files associated with the USB drivers installed on the system got damaged or corrupted in some way. All Windows 7 users facing the USB device crash issue are suggested to verify the integrity of the system files on the OS using the 'sfc/scannow' command in the CMD. If any system files are missing or damaged, the OS would have to be repaired with default OS repair tool and the original installation disk.
Check USB drivers
Drivers are the communicating link between the hardware devices and the Operating System installed on the computer. Although the USB device connected to your PC with Windows 7 does not require drivers, the USB port requires drivers to function. Damage to the USB drivers installed on Windows 7 can lead to USB device crash issue. Users having such problems on Windows 7 systems are requested to check the status of USB drivers installed on the system using the device manger. If the drivers are found outdated or damaged, they would have to be updated or replaced with suitable ones.
All Windows operating systems including Windows 7 has a database of information known as the system registry. For every small activity done on the system, registry entries are created and over time, they might develop some errors. Errors within the registry of Windows 7 can cause USB device crash issue. In such cases, the problem can be resolved by removing the errors from the registry using registry cleaning software.
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