USB not working in Microsoft® Windows® Vista?
Possible causes for USB not working in Microsoft Windows Vista and ways to fix the issue?
USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. It is a portable mass storage device and can be used to store large amount of data. Using USB you can back up all your important files so that you need not worry even if your system crashes down suddenly. USB drives are useful even in transferring data from one system to other and they are available in different shapes and sizes ranging in gigabytes. In some situations you may not be able to use this device with your system. There may be various reasons for this problem. The reason behind this problem could be presence of virus in the USB, problem with USB port of the system, presence of faulty drivers or due to incompatible version of the driver.
Following are the ways to fix issue of USB not working in Microsoft Windows Vista OS:
- Problem with USB port
- Checking faulty drivers
- Use compatible driver
Problem with USB port
Repeated removal and insertion of the USB device into USB port of Microsoft Windows Vista may result in situation such that computer will not able to recognize the device. Sometimes even if you insert the USB, it will not be detected by the system. Hence you will not be able to use it. To fix the problem you need to scan for any hardware changes and then fix the problem.
Checking faulty drivers
Presence of faulty drivers may also be a reason for non-functioning of the device in Microsoft Windows Vista OS. If the files of the drivers are corrupted or if any files of the drivers are missing, in such cases the driver will not be supporting to use the USB with your system. In order to fix the problem you need to reinstall the driver again so that the missing driver will be replaced.
In order to use the USB along with your system you need to have supporting drivers in the system. Sometimes the drivers that you load may not compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista version and as a result the USB will not work. To fix the problem you need to make sure to load the compatible version of driver and to keep it updated so that you can use all the features.
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