How To Fix USB Device Not Recognized Windows 11

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Our daily lives are not complete without the use of USB devices, which enable us to easily connect different peripherals and transfer data. On your Windows 11 computer, however, getting the dreaded "USB Device Not Recognized" warning can be annoying and interfere with your work. Don't worry if you've experienced this difficulty. In this article, we'll look at four efficient ways to fix Windows 11's "USB Device Not Recognized" issue. Let's get started and get your USB gadgets back to working perfectly!

Simple Troubleshooting

Plug the USB Device Back 

  • Remove the USB device from the port safely.
  • Reinstall the USB device into a separate USB port on your PC after a brief delay.

Launch Your Computer Again

  • Occasionally, a restart will solve the problem. Save your work, then turn off your computer. Wait a short while, then turn it back on, and see if the USB device is detected.

Update USB drivers

  1. Select "Device Manager" from the menu by pressing Windows + X.
  2. Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" section in the Device Manager window.
  3. To update the driver, right-click the USB device that is giving you an unrecognized error and choose "Update Driver."
  4. Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" to instruct Windows to automatically find and install the most recent drivers for your USB device.
  5. In order to effect the modifications, restart your computer.

Reset USB Ports

  • Select "Device Manager" from the menu by pressing Windows + X.
  • Find the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" section and expand it.
  • Select "Uninstall device" from the context menu by selecting each "USB Root Hub" individually. Don't worry, they won't be completely eliminated by this action.
  • Restart your computer after removing all USB Root Hubs from it.
  • Upon restarting, Windows will automatically reinstall the USB Root Hubs, perhaps addressing any USB port difficulties.

The power management settings.

  1. Using Windows + X, choose "Device Manager."
  2. enlarge the section titled "Universal Serial Bus controllers"
  3. Each "USB Root Hub" can be selected by performing a right-click and choosing "Properties."
  4. Click on the "Power Management" tab, then uncheck the box next to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power."
  5. To save the changes, click "OK".
  6. For each "USB Root Hubs" entry in the Device Manager, repeat this procedure.


The "USB Device Not Recognized" error in Windows 11 might be frustrating, but with these four solutions, you can quickly fix the problem and resume uninterrupted use of your USB devices. You'll be on your way to a smoother and error-free USB experience if you keep in mind to adhere to the detailed instructions offered for each technique.

You can fix the USB recognition issue on your Windows 11 PC by following the standard troubleshooting procedures, updating USB drivers, clearing USB ports, and modifying power management settings. re-experience effortless communication with your USB devices!

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