How to fix USB drive not recognized or not working in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

How to fix USB drive not recognized or not working in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10


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and in this video today we will see what to do if USB is not recognized by your Windows
10 system. If you will find this video helpful then please
like and share this video. Now at first let us start with the basic. The first thing which you will do is you will
remove the USB driver from one port and then use it in another port to check if USB is
recognized or not. Now also the other thing to make sure is try
to use your USB device in another system to make sure that it is actually working or not. So, if you followed both of the steps above
and if it doesn’t solved your problem the let’s see what we can do next. What you do is Right click on “This PC”. Go to “Properties”. Then click on “Device manager” to open it. Then scroll down and look for “universal serial
bus controller”. Now you will options here “USB mass storage
device”. What you do is right click on it, then “Uninstall”. Click on “OK”. Now once you have uninstalled the USB mass
storage what you do is remove your remove your USB drive and reinstall it again to check
if this will fix the problem or not. Now the other thing what we can do is we can
go to the registry editor and check if we have disabled USB from registry editor. Sometimes we may disable it from registry
editor and we forget. So, for that one what you will do is you need
to run registry editor. Press “Windows” and “R” button on the keyboard
to pen this Run dialog box. Then type “regedit” to open registry editor. Click on “Yes”. Now once the registry editor windows is opened
what we will do is we will go to H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. We will expand “system”. We will expand Current Version. okay Current Control Set, sorry. Then we will go to services here. Then we will look for USB Storage, USB Storage
okay. So, once you have gone to the USB storage,
now what you need to do is you need to check the value of this “start”. Make sure that the value of start is “3”. Double click on it. You will see the value of start here is “3”. If the value of start is “4” instead of ‘3″
then what happens is it will disable all the USB ports so that whenever you install any
USB devices it won’t be detected by Windows 10 or Windows system. So, make sure that the value of this USB storage
is always 3. Okay. Now the other thing to check is to make sure,
you need to make sure that USB ports, they are not disabled by they are not disabled
from Group policy. So, what we need to do is we need to run “Group
Policy Editor” and check it. Press “Windows” and “R” button on the keyboard. Then type “gpedit.msc”. By the inorder to run group policy or registry
editor you need to log into your system as an administrator. So, let me open group policy. So, once you have opened Group policy editor,
you go this Administrative Templates here. Go to “Administrative Templates”. Go to “System”. Scroll down and look for “Removable storage
Access”. Now you need to make sure that these options
“Deny execute access”, “Deny read access” or “Deny write access” all of them should
be, it should be “Not configured” so that USB storage, USB devices can be read or they
can be written or they can be executed. So, once you go to group policy editor, make
sure that “Remove disk deny execute access”, “Deny read access”, “Deny write access” and
this one “All removable storage classes”, these options should be not configured. If it is “enabled” then your system can not
read or open the USB device. So, follow these steps and I am sure you can
fix this problem.