error message " usb device not recognised "

  polyal 21:22 09 Mar 2018

this issue has probably bin reported many times before "usb device not recognised " esp with ex hard drive ports ok work with printer and flash drives tried all the "known" remedies inc removing drivers/updating drivers etc nothing works is there a proper fix for this issue which is rife judging by the millions of views youtube is getting to try and fix the problem my o/s is win7

  difarn 22:20 09 Mar 2018

Are you saying that the error message is popping up but there isn't a problem with the usb drives?

Have you tried - Device Manager - Expand serial bus controllers - right click on each of the usb controllers - properties - advanced - put a check mark in "don't tell me about usb errors" - ok

If you have a problem then you should still hear the connect/disconnect sound until you find out what it is.

If that isn't the problem have you tried the Windows USB troubleshooter?

click here

  polyal 10:30 10 Mar 2018

thanks for the reply: the main problem is it is not consistent.. in 1 in 20 plug ins ( into the usb port ) it might say " your device can run faster in a usb 2 port etc " then eventually auto find the hd...sometimes it seems to be there with the safely remove icon appearing ..but no signs of it anywhere on the computer inc disc manager..but the " cannot recognise usb device " is the main error message the troubleshooter says it cant find any problems +it works on a sx3 machine

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