Windows not recognizing device plugged into a USB port?
While there are many reasons why this issue may occur, the most common reason is virus infection. Virus are programs that interfere with files and programs present on your computer. They can also make one or more USB ports unusable.
If the cause of the above issue in your case is virus infection, to solve it, you would need to remove the virus present in your computer. To do this, perform the following steps in the order listed below:
- Update your antivirus software – The first thing you would need to do is update your antivirus software. If you are not able to update your antivirus, or if you do not have any antivirus software and are unable to install a new antivirus software, you might need to seek help of a computer technician. If you wish, in such cases, you can also seek help of a virus removal service which provide help remotely and so are less costly.
- Reboot Windows in Safe Mode and run a complete virus scan – After you have updated the antivirus software, reboot your PC in the Safe Mode, and scan it for infection. Your antivirus tool may remove the reported virus automatically or may ask for your permission.
Virus infection can cause a lot of trouble. The best way of dealing with them is by preventing them from entering your computer. This you can achieve easily by installing an advanced antivirus software, keeping it up-to-date, and running regular scans.