Windows® XP USB Device
Do you want to know how you can resolve the "USB Device Not Recognized" error in Windows® XP?
The "USB device not recognized” error is one of the most common errors in Windows® XP. It usually occurs when you plug a USB device into a Windows® XP-based computer immediately after the computer resumes from the standby or hibernation mode. In this case, the computer does not recognize the USB device. The cause for this error is that, when the computer resumes from standby or hibernation, it takes almost five-to-ten-seconds to resume proper functioning, while the 'selective hang up' feature of the USB driver interferes with detection of the new USB device. This time delay might depend on factors such as the host controller hardware, attached hubs, attached devices, USB driver versions and the additional system hardware that may change the timings.
Here are some of the causes of "USB device not recognized" error in Windows® XP:
- Computer might not be supporting the USB
- Due to malfunctioning of the Host Controller Hardware
- Inadequate Power Supply
- Outdated USB Drives or Motherboard
Computer might not be supporting the USB
You attach a USB device to your computer that is running on Windows® XP. Then you try to scan for hardware devices. However, the computer does not detect the attached device, and you do not see the device in the 'My Computer' folder. This problem generally occurs when you are using some devices like USB flash drive, iPod, external hard disk drive. This can occur due to the corrupted or incorrect keys in the registry.
Due to malfunctioning of the Host Controller Hardware
It is also possible that there is a malfunctioning in the host controller hardware. There can be issues with the system configuration or hardware of your Windows® XP that is causing you to experience “USB device not recognized” error. To resolve this problem you can scan and look for new hardware in the 'Device Manager' and manually install it in the system.
nadequate power supply might be a cause for this USB unknown device issue in your Windows® XP-based system. It sounds unrealistic but that really can be one of the causes. All you have to do is to shutdown the computer and unplug the computer power supply from the socket. Wait for a few minutes, then plug it into the socket and restart the computer.
You have to check if you have installed the right driver for your USB device. Find out the model of that device and your operating system, and then find the latest driver for it. If you have reinstalled the right driver on your Windows® XP but your computer still pops up "USB Device Not Recognized" error, it might be due to an outdated motherboard drive. Because your motherboard driver is developed before the USB devices, these results in the device, not being identified by older motherboards. You need to find out the latest drivers for your motherboard.