Solutions to USB Device Problem in Windows® 7
What are the solutions to the problems in the USB device of Windows 7?
With the launch of Windows 7 by the Microsoft Operating System, you can speed up your applications easily. The new features of Windows 7 are amazing and they help you to simplify your tasks. USB, the mass storage device, is connected to your system externally. These USB devices do not require any particular file system; they simply provide read and write sectors of data. For the first time when you plug the USB device to your PC, Windows would automatically install the drivers for that device. You would be able to connect and disconnect the device easily without any additional steps after the driver is installed. The Operating System would treat these USB devices like hard drive and you would be able to format them with any system file. Most of the USB problems occur due to the troubles in the BIOS settings. So, for the proper connectivity of the USB device, the BIOS needs to work properly. Due to the hardware changes in your system, sometimes the USB device might not be recognized. The presence of virus in your USB device sometimes deactivates the antivirus software in your PC. The connection and disconnection of the USB device would also cause certain troubles.
Following are some of the causes of the problem with the USB device in your Windows 7 system and tips to solve them:
- Improper installation of driver
- Outdated driver
- Tips for solving USB problems
Improper installation of driver
The USB device in your system might not work properly if the drivers are not installed properly. Your system would show some error messages like "USB devices not recognized", "unknown device" etc. You could install the drivers for USB device in your system with the help of the installation CD. While installing the drivers with the help of the CD, you should ensure that you are using the original CD and not its copy. You could also take help from the manufacturer's website to download the drivers.
The USB driver in your system is used for detecting the USB device. If these drivers are outdated, your system might not be able to recognize the USB device. By seeing the caption message or icon which appears at the lower right corner of your PC, you would be able to understand that your USB driver is outdated. Since the presence of these outdated drivers has a negative impact on your PC, it is necessary to update these drivers and improve the performance of your PC.
There are a number of tips to solve USB problems. While unplugging the device, you should ensure that your PC has finished saving the data. Try to remove the USB device only after the remove icon comes at the right side of your PC. While installing the drivers for USB device, ensure that you have installed the appropriate drivers. For detecting the hardware changes, you could use the device manager.
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