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Fixing non-functional USB Devices in Windows 8.1 or 10

USB or Flash drives matter the most for all users when it comes to data transfer among different computers that run on Microsoft Windows. After upgrading to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, some users complain of USB devices are not functioning smoothly and led to poor user experience. Sometimes, USBs do not show up when they are plugged in computers. Moreover, File Explorer hangs for almost 1 or 2 minutes when users try to access files on USB devices. The issue of not charging also becomes messy on USB devices. So the fixation of all such petty issues is primary to make a malfunctioning device work smoothly on Windows 8. Following are some selective steps that you need to follow when USB devices are not working properly. Technical Support  for Windows 8.1

In the Run dialog box, Press Windows Key + R and type devmgmt.msc as it will help you open Device Manager.

After you open the Device Manager window, you need to seek the problematic or non-functional USB device. It is likely that the device may be listed under Human Interface Devices as USB Input Device. If the same is not available there, just expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. Find a list of USB devices from the list for which you have an issue. Try trial and error method by plugging and removing the devices for Universal Serial Bus controllers. Remove the appeared entry for issued device. Just keep the device plugged in and pick Properties. Windows 7 technical support phone number

Switch to Details tab in the device properties window and tap the drop-down menu for Property. Then, choose Device Instance Path. Note down the corresponding Value which is a combination of three IDs: Vendor ID (VID), Product ID (PID), and Instance ID.

After this, you need to press Windows Key + R combination. Now, type put regedit in Run dialog box and hit Enter in order to open the Registry Editor.

Follow this link: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\<Device Instance Path>\Device Parameters. Then, substitute the Device Instance Path part. Windows 10 Support phone number

In Device Parameters key, you need to look for the DWORD titled ‘EnhancedPowerManagementEnabled’ which will show its Value data as 1. Then, double-click on the same to have a new window.

Finally, change the Value data to 0 in the value box. Then you need to click OK. Now, you can easily close both the Device Manager and Registry Editor.

Now, reboot the machine to get all USB drive issues fixed! If these steps are making things happen in your favor, you can try the Windows USB Troubleshooter or you can take help from Microsoft support center or any other 3rd party tech support providing companies.

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