Fix Issues with USB in Windows® Vista® based PC
What are the common issues with USB in Windows Vista based PC. Discuss ways to resolve the problem.
An USB is a portable mass storage device. It is an abbreviation of Universal Serial Bus. This device helps you in keeping a backup of your important files. Also, you can transfer data from other computers to your computer using this device. They come in different shapes and memory sizes. Their memory capacity ranges to gigabytes. The data stored in USB is secure and be retained for long period. Despite having all these features, sometimes, you may not be able to access the device. The most common reason for this could be the presence of virus in USB device, presence of corrupted file in Operating System or may be due to lack of proper driver to support the device. There are ways to fix these issues.
Following are the methods to fix the issues with USB in Windows Vista based PC:
- Lack of proper driver
- Corrupted file
- Effect of virus
Lack of proper driver
You may not be able to use USB drive on your computer sometimes. One of the reasons is lack of proper driver to support the device. You need to have driver in your system so that the Operating System can recognize the device. Make sure that you download and install the supporting driver from Windows site itself. The drivers downloaded from other websites may be corrupted and outdated. So, make sure to use updated version of the driver from the manufacturer’s site itself.
USB issues can also occur if the INFACHE.1 file is corrupted. It is a file that stores the location of drivers and their INF files. Hence, this file is very important. To fix the problem you need to delete the file. After deleting the file Windows will automatically rebuild the proper file. Therefore, deleting the corrupted file can fix the issue.
Sometimes, the Operating System of your computer may not open the USB device. It is due to the presence of virus in the USB device. If the system has antivirus software then run the software and delete the viruses present in the device. Thus, the USB becomes free from virus and so can be easily accessed through your system.
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