If your laptop’s USB port is not working in Windows 10, it may be because of a driver issue, a system issue, or a hardware issue.
Mostly the issue with the USB drivers is that not communicating if the drivers are corrupted let’s follow a few steps to resolve the issue.
- Drivers’ outdated or Corrupted.
- Incompatible device.
- USB port damage.
- USB port loose connections.
- Windows corrupted.
- USB is not recognized.
- USB works intermittently.
- USB data transfer speed is slow.
- USB driver error.
let’s follow the few steps on how to fix the USB bugs do not worry you can find the best and quick resolutions.
1. Check with Different USB ports or Device
Verify which port is not working either the left or right USB port and check with different USB devices so it helps you to isolate the issue.
If the USB port not working with any alternate device like a USB Pendrive, external storage & USB device, etc.
2. Update drivers
- Outdated drivers can cause this to stop working or pop up this USB not recognized error, make sure your system drivers are up to date.
2. USB Drivers uninstall.
- Go to Device manager>View>ShowHidden Device>Expand the Univeral serial Bus Controllers (USB)
- Uninstall the Drivers which is causing them to stop working.
3. Reset the factory BIOS defaults
Incorrect BIOS settings can result in USB-related errors you may reset the BIOS settings to factory defaults this process varies depending on your system model however you can follow the below tips.
Plug in a USB device and restart the system then try accessing the BIOS menu
- For Dell accessing the BIOS setup (F2 key or Fn+F2 key).
- For HP ESC or F10 key.
- For Acer F2 or Del key.
- For ASUS F2 or Del.
- For Lenovo Enter the +F1 key.
- For Toshiba F2 key.
- For Samsung F2 key.
- For sony, F1, F2 or F3 key.
Once you enter the BIOS setup or menu just click on load defaults or press F9 to set up BIOS defaults.
4. Run Windows Hardware troubleshooter
There is an inbuilt troubleshooter to find the problems and resolve the issues automatically for your system.
Here is how to run the hardware troubleshooter
- Go to settings.
- Click on System & Security>troubleshoot
5. Check for Microsoft updates
Microsoft Windows updates can resolve any specific issue and add new features, protect from malicious attacks, and explore more features with smooth operating.
- Click start and go to settings
- Click on Update & security
- Check for updates
6. Restore the Windows or reset the system if the above steps are not resolved or if no hardware issue is found on your system.
- Go to the Control panel
- Click on Recovery>open recovery
- Click on system restore
4. If the restore point is not created you can reset the PC without a data wipe or delete.