In case you have switched to Windows 10 and suddenly discovered that your USB is not working properly, then this article will help you resolve the issues.
Check if USB device is defective
If you think find out that your USB stopped working after you upgraded to Windows 10 and earlier it was working well, then your USB device is not faulty. Again it can be a different situation wherein you switched to Windows 10 and USB stopped working right after OS is upgraded. So it is better to check your USB device before you get into complication troubleshooting process.
In order to check whether your USB device is defective or not, just unplug it and try plugging it into a different computer. If USB device works fine on another device means the device is not faulty. On the other hand if it doesn’t work then there is the problem is different and you need to replace your USB device.
Check Power Management Settings
Windows is smart and thus it switches off the USB controllers automatically to save power when the USB device is not in use. Windows switches the USB controllers again when needed. Sometimes this default process doesn’t work properly and Windows is not able to switch ON the USB controllers back again. In order to resolve this issue
Open- Device Manager
Expand – Universal Serial Bus controllers
Double click- USB Root Hub Device (first one) from the list
Click the tab- Power Management
Uncheck the checkbox- Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
Check Device Drivers
Sometimes driver problem also leads to problems in functioning of USB ports. You can use Driver Easy to fix it automatically. Drive easy recognize the system and identify the appropriate drivers for your system. It is not necessary for you to know which system your computer is based on. This will eliminate the risk of downloading as well as installing the incorrect driver and you can be stress free about making a mistake while installing.
You can also choose to update the drivers automatically with the help of PRO or free version of Driver Easy.
Check Power Supply
Your laptop/computer supplies power to all your USB ports. There are chances when your system fails to supply power properly to the USB ports and thus the ports may fail to work. You can fix this problem simply by
Unplug charger plug and power supply from the computer/laptop
Restart your system
Connect the USB device to your system
Now again plug in the power supply
All the above mentioned methods can help you solve USB ports not working issue easily.