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Do-It-Self Fixes for "USB Device not Recognized" Error in Windows 8.1/8

USB device is easy to use. In some cases, you may connect your device to a Windows PC with a USB port and find that it's not recognized after you updated to Windows 8.1/8. This comes specially when your USB device is not detected or do not working properly.

Let's take a look at what you can try to fix the problem when Windows 8 can't recognize USB devices.

1. Check if the Drive Show up in Disk Management

First check whether Windows detects your drive when you plug in. Press Windows Key + R, type "diskmgmt.msc" into the Run dialog, and press "Enter". You should see your USB device listed in the "Disk Management".

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If you can see the drive, directly go to Solution 3. If you don't see it here, keep on reading.

2. Check if any Hardware Issue with your Computer's USB port

If Windows can't detect your drive at all, it' possible there's hardware issue with your USB port, a drive problem with this computer, or you just have a dead drive.

3. Update the USB Drive

The issue might be old or incorrect USB driver. So you are recommended to update USB DRIVER  for your device to resolve the issue.

Following this process should solve the USB recognition issues you'll encounter. Do you have any idea about this topic? Leave a comment and let us know.

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