Fix issues with USB ports in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve issues with USB ports in PC operating on Windows 7?
USB ports are very helpful part of your system as this allows you to connect USB drives, camera, mobile phones, external hard disk etc. to your system. Universal Serial Bus ports are USB ports which allows for compatibility of external device across computers. USB ports can be used to connect computers into your system. But it is very common to get ”USB device not Recognized” error. If you get problem in connecting to any USB ports, you cannot connect your printer, webcam and other crucial hardware devices in to your system. You can fix the problems with USB ports or USB drivers very easily.
Tips to fix issues with USB ports in Windows 7 are given below:
- Check for physical damage
- Update the drivers
- DVD driver problems
Check for physical damage
All the devices in your PC can be easily resolved using the Device Manager of the system. For this you need to go for 'Device manager' of the system and check for the status of the device, if the device is found working, you can check whether the drivers are updated or not. If you get the problem in detection of USB, you can infer that the problem is due the physical failure or damage of USB ports. USB ports in your system can get damaged by dusts in the ports or damaged by connecting the ports to motherboard.
Update the drivers
USB driver issues may cause the error ”USB device not Recognized”. You can update the driver by 'Update Driver' option from Windows 7. If you turn on the 'Automatic update' option on, you can get several updates automatically when it is connected to Internet. With automatic update, the drivers can be updated automatically by the Operating system itself by searching for the updates.
Uninstalling the USB drivers and installing new version of driver can also solve the problem. Before doing this you should take a backup of this driver. Also you need to collect the latest version of the driver which is compatible to Windows 7. Before you install new driver software, scan your system and remove all existing malware. This will provide a clean environment and will allow you to have an error free installation.
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