Personal Computers widely abbreviated as PC have become most people’s offices. Most people are now working from home and the worst thing can happen is when their PCs can’t perform simple functions like recognizing a USB device. Getting to install external files in a computer involves having to copy them from the USB into the computer.
The PC might be a little helpful and display an error code hence letting you know that something needs to be fixed. Getting to fix such a problem more so if they are not aware of the steps that are needed can be frustrating. Here are some five tips to get your PC to recognize a USB device.
1. Device manager accessed dependent on the windows the PC is using
The device manager on the PC is usually accessed depending on the windows that one is using.
For Windows 7 users the device manager is accessed through the control panel. Well, some may be asking, where then is the control found. Click on the start menu on the PC, proceed to click on the control panel. Once that has been done, click on the hardware and sound option. From there you will be able to see the device manager.
Windows 8 users can access the device manager by clicking on the start menu, this usually opens up the context menu. It is a command that is a bit obvious in most devices. Once this is done the device manager option will appear, proceed to click on it.
2. Click on Universal Serial Bus controllers (USB)
On the open device manager, there are various headings and one of them is universal Serial Bus Controllers abbreviated as USB. Click on the heading USB controllers and a list of the connected devices will be shown. The list will then reveal the list available. Among the list of USBs connected you might see a device with a yellow triangle saying unknown device.
3. Click on the unknown device
By clicking on the unknown device, you will be directed to a window that gives you the status of the unknown device. Click on the general option and you will see the status. You will see words like
device not found windows because it has errors. The device not found windows then makes it clear that the USB is not being recognized at all.
4. Click on the driver option
On that same window, there is the driver option. Click on it, this will bring you a list of options. Drop your cursor down to the uninstall option and click. This will proceed to uninstall the USB software which is the reason the USB gets recognized whenever you install it.
5. Close USB window, put USB back in its port and go back to the device manager window
After doing the uninstalling put your USB back in the USB port and go back to where it all began the device manager window. On the window click action, this will scan the PC for any changes. This will immediately detect that the USB controller software is missing.
The PC will proceed to automatically reinstall it. From there follow the process once more and click the USB device under the general status window and you will realize that it is working.
These are tips that have proven to work for most people. This is a simple process as you will come to realize. With this information getting to handle your PC whenever the USB is not being recognized should no longer be a hard thing to do. All the best as you fix your PC.