Windows® 7 USB won't work
What are the issues of USB flash drive in Windows 7 system and how to fix such issues?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System available from Microsoft. This OS could be used in laptops, desktops, netbooks etc. Windows 7 has got so many extra features compared to other Operating Systems. This OS is very user-friendly and also delivers good performance. A USB flash drive would consist of a flash memory data storage device which is integrated with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.1 or 2.0 interfaces. These USB flash drives are removable and are rewritable. They are physically much smaller than a floppy disk. There might be so many issues with USB flash drive. The most common issue is the undetection of these USBs by the system.
Following are the tips to fix issues with USB flash drive in Windows 7 system:
- Driver issues
- Issues with USB port
- System Restore
If the drivers for the USB flash drive are not working, then also the USB flash drive would not work. This would be mainly due to incompatibility issue. To solve these issues, you have to uninstall the current driver. After that, you need to install the right drivers for supporting the USB flash drive. This would be compatible with the USB port in the system. You would get this from the system manufacturer’s website also. Since virus could corrupt the drivers, you need to use the best antivirus software for deleting these malwares and avoid the corruption of drivers.
Issues with USB port
If the USB flash port present in the system has got any issues also, USB flash drive would not work. You need to remove the dust present in the port. This could be verified by checking the working of USB flash drive by inserting into the port of other system. Then examine if that USB is working. If yes, you need to confirm that the issue is with the USB port. Then try to repair the port present in the system.
Sometimes System Restore could be used to fix the issue of not working of USB flash drive. It is seen that some newly installed software programs might cause conflicts in USB drivers. In that condition, if you restore the system to previous point of time, this could be solved. For doing that, you need to follow Start, Accessories, System tools and then take System Restore. In that, you need to select the best restore point. You need to make sure that the point is the best before the system is restored to that point. This is because that program which caused conflicts with drivers might be deleted. Then, the USB flash drive would work properly.
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