Fix USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [Solved]

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Windows on the only operating system you might regret upgrading to. Windows 10 brought some amazing new features, but as always it came at the price of some bugs and problems.

Some users report that after upgrading to Windows 10, their USB ports stopped working which is a shame for many people. USB Pors is very important because it can connect most of the device and hardware to the computer and is the most used port on any PC.



If you have encountered the same problem after upgrading to Windows 10 or if you are an existing user but your USB ports are not working, this guide will help you fix your USB ports and you can use them again.

Solution 1: use Device Manager

1. Press Tasto Windows + R key together to open run.

2. write devmgmt.msc on it and click ok.

3. Now click to expand Universal Serial Bus control devices

4. Now, right-click on the first one in the list and choose update the driver.

5. Click search my computer for driver software.

6. Click Let me choose from a list of drivers available on my computer.

7. Now if there are multiple items in the list, select the first one from the top and click Next. If there is only one, select it and click The next.

8. Now, right click and update The next driver.


and follow steps 4-7 again.

Similarly, do this for each USB controller in the list.


Solution 2: use Device Manager

1. Press Tasto Windows + R key together to open run.

2. write devmgmt.msc on it and click ok.

3. Now click to expand Universal Serial Bus control devices.

4. Check for the presence of Disabled USB device driver in the list.

5. If there are any, right-click and choose to enable.

You can keep right clicking and see if there is an enable option somewhere, if there is one, click on that.

Solution 3: disable fast startup

1. Press Tasto Windows + R key together from your laptop to open run.

2. write powercfg.cpl on it and click OK.

3. Click Choose what the power buttons do.

4. A new window called System Settings will open. Click on Change settings that are not currently available.

5. Deselect Activate Quick Start.

6. Click Save the changes and close the window.

Solution 4: Make sure the USB device is working properly

Easy first, sometimes your USB stick is faulty and you are finding a fault with your computer. There is very little chance that all ports on your computer will stop working if they all worked fine before. So the first thing to do before serious troubleshooting is to check if your device is okay or not.



You can plug your USB device into any other computer and check if it works or not. You can also check your ports by plugging any other USB device into your PC. If you don't have any other USB device, you can check this by plugging in your phone.


Solution 5- Verify USB ports are receiving power (laptop only)

USB ports require continuous power to function properly, a laptop's power supply is different than a desktop computer's. For some strange reasons, sometimes USB ports don't get adequate power to work properly. If this is the cause of your problem, you can fix it by following the steps:

STEP 1 - Remove the charger from the socket and remove the charger plug from the laptop.

STEP 2 - Restart your laptop.

STEP 3 - Connect the USB device to the USB port.

STEP 4 - Reconnect the charger to the laptop

This method will ensure that the USB ports get the power source they need.

Solution 6: Disable power management for USB ports

Especially on laptops, Windows disables power for USB controllers when not in use and enables it when we need it to work. Due to some bugs, sometimes your operating system does not enable power to the USB controllers and this results in the USB ports not working.


Power management can be disabled to prevent Windows from cutting power to USB controllers. To achieve this, follow this process:

STEP 1 - Right click on windows and the Select button Device administrator.

STEP 2 - The Device Manager window will open, search Universal Serial Bus control devices.

3 pass - Expand Universal Serial Bus control devices and locate Home connection for USB (It can be one or more).

STEP 3 - Double click on it and it will open the properties of the USB Root Hub. Go to the Power Management tab and uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power and click ok.

Repeat this step 3 for all USB root hubs in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers menu.

Solution 7: Reinstall the USB drivers

STEP 1 - Right click on windows and the Select button Device administrator.

2. Expand Universal Serial Bus control devices.

3. Find the elements that contain the string Controller host USB .

4. Right-click on them and choose uninstall.

5. Now Curriculum vitae your computer.

Solution 8: Check for physical damage

If none of the above methods worked, the USB ports must be physically damaged. USB ports tend to loosen if we use them too much. You need to check your USB ports in the workshop. Don't worry if your ports are damaged as USB port replacement is inexpensive.

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