Resolve issues with USB ports in Windows® 7
Are USB ports on your computer operating on Windows 7 not working? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the latest and best Operating system from Microsoft. This OS has many improvements from the previous versions of Windows based Operating Systems. Windows 7 greatly enhances the performance of all hardware components. Windows 7 also makes the system installed with the OS more stable and secure. USB ports come as standard components in almost all new computers. USB ports help connect various devices (such as cameras, cell phones, printers etc) to the system. There are no complicated procedures involved in using a USB port and this means that users can directly plug and use any USB device on the system without any issues. However, Windows 7 users might face some issues using the USB ports on the system such as system restarting when USB ports are used, system freeze during USB port use, USB port not working etc. Among the above mentioned problems USB port not working is a very common problem and can be solved very easily. The USB port on your computer operating on Windows 7 might not be working because of reasons such as malware infections, USB driver problems, issues with system files etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to solve and prevent issues with USB ports on Windows 7:
- Malware removal
- Reinstall USB drivers
- OS repair
Malwares can cause the “USB port not working” problem on your Windows 7 computer. Malware are known to cause such issues so that users would not be able to create backup of data on the infected system using USB mass storage devices. The problem can be easily resolved by installing the system with an updated antivirus program or a malware removal tool and removing the malware. Installing an antivirus program and regularly scanning the system would prevent such issues.
Reinstall USB drivers
The malfunction of USB ports on your computer operating on Windows 7 might be because of issues with the USB drivers installed on the system. If the drivers are corrupted in anyway or some other incompatible driver on the system is conflicting with the USB drivers, then malfunction would occur. In such cases, the issue can be resolved by reinstalling the USB drivers or removing the incompatible drivers from the system and then reinstalling the required drivers. Checking the compatibility of drivers before installing them on the system would avoid such problems.
If some of the Windows 7 system files associated with the USB drivers got damaged, then the USB ports would cease to function. Such issues can be solved by repairing the Windows 7 OS installed on the system using the default OS repair tool. If the problem seems to have come up recently,users can also use the System Restore tool to restore the system to an earlier trouble free time to get rid of the problem. Avoiding unwanted modifications to system files would prevent such USB related problems.
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