USB Port is Not Working on Laptop or Desktop

USB Port is not working on Laptop or Desktop

Is your USB port is causing troubles again in detecting or USB Port is not working on laptop or desktop. There might be a reason of driver then stops reading the Flash Drive or Pen drive. We had posted some steps which may help is resolving the issue of USB Port not working!

  • The basic reason behind your laptops inability to detect drivers in the USB port might be hardware damage. You can easily check if your port is damaged or not by plugging in any USB driver and moving it to ensure if it is loose or not. If it moves around too easily or comes out swiftly then that might just be your problem. All you need to do in this scenario is reach out to a worthy computer repair shop and that too only if you are not too good with soldering. However, if you are hesitant with soldering a motherboard then please heed the former advice because nobody wants extra damages.
  • Once resolved that your laptop does not suffer from any physical damage and yet your USB port isn’t working then try doing it the old school way by turning off and on the computer. And if that doesn’t work either then try the following method.
  • You can further use the “Device Manager” to detect your hardware devices. This can be easily done by;
  1. In order for your laptop to be able to detect any new hardware changes go to “Start” and then click “Run”. However, if you are a Vista user then you might want to click “Start search” instead of “Run”.
  2. Open the device manager by typing “devmgmt.msc”.
  3. Then click “My computer” and go to “Action” and scan for “Hardware changes”
  4. Check the USB device if it’s working or not!


As simple as this is, if it does not work still then move on to the next fix.

  • You can also try disabling and then enabling the various USB controllers however this may lead to an involuntary restart of your laptop. You can find the USB ports in the USB controllers section in your good old friend the “Device manager”
  1. Follow the step one and two of the above list enlisted to help you scan for changes in your new hardware.
  2. Expand“Universal Serial Bus controllers, scroll further down in order to find the same.
  3. Right-click on the USB controller (first) under “Universal Serial Bus controllers, and then click “Uninstall to remove it.
  4. Repeat step 3 for each USB controller listed under “Universal Serial Bus controllers.”
  5. Turn your laptop and then restart it. Once your laptop starts, Windows will automatically scan for hardware changes and reinstall all the USB controllers that you uninstalled.
  6. Check the USB device to see whether it is working.

If the USB port recognizes the device and if you can use the device, then you are good to go.

  • The following trouble-shoot fix is a bit advanced so don’t be shy to ask if you require another person’s help to carry out the same! If none of the above advices have worked so far then you can possibly try selectively suspending the power saving option in the “device manager”. In order to do the same do the following :
  1. Follow step one of the third fix detailed above.
  2. Type” regedit” in the search bar to open register edit.
  3. Look for the registry sub key mentioned below:


  1. If the “DisableSelectiveSuspend”registry entry is present, double-click it. If it is not present, create the entry which can be easily done if you follow these steps:
  2. On the” Edit”menu, point to “New”, and  click “DWORD”.
  3. Type “DisableSelectiveSuspend”, and press “ENTER”.
  4. “Modify by going on the “Edit” menu.
  5. In the Value data field, type 1 in order to disable the Selective Suspend feature, and then click “OK”.

The above tips should ideally help you out with any USB port devices!

Note: If you know more steps to resolve the issue of USB Port. Please share with us, we will add those steps with your name