Windows® Vista USB Ports Not Working
Get to know more about reasons behind non-functioning USB ports in Windows Vista
USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. It is used for mass storage of data and is portable. It is available in different capacities ranging in gigabytes, hence can be used to store large amounts of data. Using this USB device you can transfer data from one computer to other and you can even backup your data. Since this USB is an external storage device, when your system crashes, you do not have to worry about important data in the system because you will be having all the data in this device. Sometimes you may have to use this device regularly with your computer. The main reason for non-functioning of USB ports could be repeated insertion and removal of the device. In such a situation the port will stop responding to the USB device; as a result the USB will not work.
Following is more on methods to fix the issue of non-functioning USB ports in Windows Vista:
- Using Device Manager
- Restarting Computer
- Enabling and Disabling USB Controller
Using Device Manager
Scanning the hardware changes using device manager can fix the problem. To scan the hardware changes initially you need to go to 'Run' in 'Start' menu. Then you need to type "devmgmt.msc" and click 'ok' to open the device manager. In the device manager, you need to highlight your computer, select 'action' option and click on 'Scan for hardware changes'. Then the process is completed and the USB port starts working.
If scanning the hardware does not fix the problem then you need to restart your computer. Check whether the USB device is being detected by the USB port or not. If the port recognizes the device then the problem is fixed or else you need to try enabling and disabling the USB controller to fix the issue.
If restarting the computer does not fix the problem, you need to disable and then enable USB controllers. Using Device Manager you need to disable and enable all the USB controllers so that the controller can let the ports recover from the irresponsive situation. The USB ports in the device manager are represented by the USB controllers.
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