How To Fix Major USB Problems

If you use Usb device then you should have faced various type of  problems with your Usb stick or system settings. Most common cases are that  “Usb Device Not Recognized”, “Windows was unable to complete the format”, “The device cannot start[code 10]“, “Problem ejecting the USB mass storage device”.

The problems can be found for various reason. Here We have discussed about the solution of those problems with the Usb device (Re-enable Task Manager When Disabled by Administrator ).

1.Fix the problem “USB Device Not Recognize”

Sometimes when you plug in USB device in the port of  your PC/Laptop, you will get a serious error message “USB Device Not Recognize”. To fix this problem follow the steps.

  • Press Windows Key + R and type “regedt32.exe”.
  • Navigate to


  • If  the Usb key is not exist then create “usb” key under “Services”.
  • Under “Usb” key create a new DWORD value. Right click on the right pain of the “Rgistry Editor” and select “New > DWORD value”.
  • Rename this newly created DWORD value as “DisableSelectiveSuspend”.
  • Right click on “DisableSelectiveSuspend” and select “Modify”. Put 1 in “Value data” field.
  • Click on “OK”.

  • Reboot your computer.

You can also try a another way. Remove the power supply without Log Off your computer and restart the computer. This process seldom works.

2.Format USB Drive In Command Prompt

Generally we format USB drive by right clicking on the “Removable drive” in “My Computer” Window and selecting “Format”. But sometimes Windows can’t format it and gives a message “Windows was unable to complete the format ”. By the following steps you can format your USB drive in command prompt and solve this problem.

  • Go to “Start > Run” and type “cmd”. Click on “OK”.
  • In the commend window type “format G:/FS:FAT32”. Here “G:” is my USB drive letter (it may be different for you) and “FAT32” is the file system.
  • Now insert the USB stick to your computer and hit “Enter“.

Now the it will format your USB stick in Fat32 file system.

You might also like to read Prevent Your Computer from Virus Infection Through The Usb Drive

3.Fix the problem “Error code 10

Sometimes whenever you plug in USB drive in Windows XP computer it shows an error message like “This device cannot start (code 10) ”. To fix this error problem follow the steps listed below.

  • Go to “Start > Run” and type “Devmgmt.msc”. Click on “OK”.
  • The “Device Manager” dialog box will appear. Expand the “Universal Serial Bus Controllers”.
  • Right click on “USB Mass Storage Device” and select “Properties”.
  • Under the “General” tab you will see the “Device status” (Make sure your USB device is connected).
  • If the “Device status” says that “Error code 10” or something like that then you have to uninstall all of your USB Controller.

  • To uninstall the USB Controller right click on each of the USB Controller under “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” and click on “Uninstall”.
  • Restart your computer. The USB Controllers will be automatically re-installed.

4.Safely Remove Your USB Drive Without Any Error

Generally it happens with you so often that when you want to remove your USB by clicking on “Safely Remove Hardware” option in system tray it will give you an error message like “The Device Generic volume cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device later”. If you ignore this error message and remove USB drive, your USB drive may be damaged. To fix this problem you can use a free application “Unlocker”, which helps you to remove your USB drive safely.

  • Download Unlocker 1.8.7 and install it.
  • Right click on USB drive and select “Unlocker”.
  • An “Unlocker” window will appear. Click on “Unlock All” to stop all running program in USB drive.

Now safely remove USB drive by click on “Safely Remove Hardware” option from the system tray.


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  4. NavaPavan :

    That’s amazing tips.

  5. Shital Khadka :

    Thankx. I solved my problem. awesome tricks. Are you a computer engineer or it professional?

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  7. joeocn :

    hey men i use ur solution in 2.Format USB Drive In Command Prompt whem my usb come on 49 percent it stuck and says the media

  8. joeocn :

    hey men i use ur solution in 2.Format USB Drive In Command Prompt whem my usb come on 49 percent it stuck and says the media formatted has been removed or has become invalid

  9. joeocn :

    format aborted.

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  11. Arsie :

    I already knew some of the fix you enumerated but thanks to the others.. :D

  12. masum billah :

    too much well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. JoAnn Prowell :

    When finishing downloading from library to Nook I neglected to “safety remove hardware” before unplugging the USB for nook. Now I can’t get the computer to recognize my nook and can’t download to it. What can I do? Thanks for help.

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    please give me the idea on how to set HCL me ICON 1015 LAPTOP
    cmos settings and set USB pendrive as first boot priority

  15. Ajay :

    Dear i interupted my usb formate, now it is not working , when i connect it with pc , it says you should Format disk in drive H to use it and when i format it, it says windows is unable to format.. plz tel what should i do to fix it??

  16. ABHIRUP :

    Hi, My CPU got restarted every time I inserted one of my USB Token Certificate , How Can I solve this problem? Please HELP!!

  17. husnain :

    mein buhat kanjoos banda hoon aur meri usb chal gai hai

  18. badal :

    i dont know whats wrong with my usb bt it supports all other flash drives except pendrive.. and its a working pendrive plzz suggest me .. and all the usb drivers are installed.. its a serious problem

  19. husnain :

    hy i am hussnain ahmad and i have a 2gb kingston usb and when i format my he says usb is write protected plz tell me that what i do

  20. Aditya :


    I tried all the steps mentioned for “Fix the problem “USB Device Not Recognize”.

    But Still I am facing the same issue of USB device not recognized.
    Can someone help me out.

    Much appreciated.

  21. jhayarce :


  22. Deepthi :

    Really thanks a lot… through following ur points, my pendrive works well now

  23. ylah :

    i can’t copy files from my says that the usb remve but no itx not…..and autoplay always appear..wat should i do….plzzzzzzzzzzzz..

  24. JOHN :

    hey, i followed the instructions on #2 but it says “Verifying 0M” then “Cannot determine the number of sectors in this volume.” :( maybe i broke it because of using cmd to set it as an win7 installer but i kinda got lost on the select partition part and just pulled it out of the usb port..can you help me, please?

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