How To Fix USB Port Not Working Windows 11

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Your Windows 11 computer needs USB ports to connect a variety of devices, including cellphones, cameras, printers, and external hard drives. However, having problems with USB ports that don't work can be unpleasant because they can impede data transfer and disturb productivity. This blog post will examine four quick and efficient ways to fix USB port issues in Windows 11.

Check Hardware Connections 

Making sure that the hardware connections are solid in resolving USB port problems. Take these actions:

  1. Disconnect all USB devices that are currently attached to your computer safely.
  2. Check each USB port for any physical blemishes or obstructions that may be interfering with the connection.
  3. To find out if the issue is limited to a certain port or is widespread, reconnect the USB devices to various ports.
  4. Remember to carefully carry out this initial inspection because the issue may occasionally be caused by a loose connection or foreign object.

Update USB drivers

USB ports may stop functioning if their USB drivers are damaged or out of date. To update the drivers, adhere to following steps:

  • In the menu, choose "Device Manager" by pressing the Windows key plus X.
  • Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" category in the Device Manager window.
  • To update a driver, right-click on each entry under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" and choose "Update driver."
  • Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" to enable Windows to automatically check for and apply any updates.
  • After the driver updates have been installed, restart your computer.

Turn Off USB Selective Suspend Setting

With its USB Selective Suspend function, Windows 11 tries to save energy by placing some USB ports into a low-power state. However, occasionally, this functionality may prevent USB devices from operating as intended. Take the following actions to disable it:

  1. To launch the Run dialog box, use the Windows key + R.
  2. Enter "powercfg.cpl" to launch the Power Options panel.
  3. Click "Change plan settings" next to your chosen power plan in the Power Options window.
  4. Simply select "Change advanced power settings."
  5. Expand "USB settings" by scrolling down in the Power Options dialog box.
  6. Search for "USB selective suspend setting" and change "On battery" and "Plugged in" options to "Disabled."
  7. To save the changes, click "Apply" and then "OK".

Launch the Windows Troubleshooter application

Windows 11 offers built-in troubleshooters to detect and resolve common system faults. To launch the USB troubleshooter, perform the following steps:

  • To launch the Settings menu, use the Windows key + I.
  • Click "Update & Security," then "Troubleshoot" from the left-hand panel.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select "Additional troubleshooters."
  • Locate and select "Hardware and Devices," then pick "Run the troubleshooter."
  • The troubleshooter will detect and attempt to resolve any hardware-related issues, including USB ports.


Problems with USB ports in Windows 11 might be irritating, but with these four simple solutions, you can quickly analyze and cure the issue. Check the hardware connections, install the latest USB drivers, disable USB selective suspend settings, and run the Windows troubleshooter. By following these instructions, you may restore your USB ports and ensure continuous contact with your key devices.

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