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USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

If you recently upgraded from an earlier version of Windows to Windows 10, then you might be facing this issue where USB Ports are not working on your PC. It seems the USB port no longer recognizes any USB device and the USB device will not work. None of your USB devices will work it USB Mouse, Keyboard, Printer or Pendrive, so the issue is definitely related to USB Ports rather than the device itself. And not only this but the issue will be related to all the USB Ports your system has which is quite frustrating if you ask me.

Fix USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10

Anyway, the user has tried and tested different working solution to Fix USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 issue. But before that, let us discuss what are some causes because of which the USB Ports are not working:

  • Power Supply issues
  • Faulty Device
  • Power Management settings
  • Outdated or corrupted USB drivers
  • Damaged USB Ports

Now that you know the various causes, we can continue to fix or workaround for these problems. These are tried & tested methods which seem to work for several users. Still, there is no guarantee that what worked for others will also work for you as the different users have different configuration and environment. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually fix this issue with the below-listed troubleshooting guide.

USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Run Hardware and Device Troubleshooter

1. Press Windows Key + X and click on Control Panel.

control panel | USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

2. Search Troubleshoot and click on Troubleshooting.

troubleshooting hardware and sound device

3. Next, click on View all in the left pane.

Click on View all in the left pane

4. Click and run the Troubleshooter for Hardware and Device.

select Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

5. The above Troubleshooter may be able to Fix USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10.

Method 2: Check if the device itself is faulty

Now it’s possible that the device you’re trying to use is faulty and hence it’s not recognizable by Windows. To verify that is not the case, plug your USB device in another working PC and see if it’s working. So if the device is working on another PC, you can be sure that the problem is related to USB Ports and we can continue with the next method.

Check if the Device itself is faulty

Method 3: Check your laptops Power Supply

If for some reason your laptop fails to deliver power to USB Ports, then it’s possible that the USB Ports might not work at all. To fix the issue with the laptop power supply, you need to shut down your system completely. Then remove the power supply cable and then remove the battery from your laptop. Now hold the power button for 15-20 seconds and then again insert the battery and connect the power supply. Power ON your system and check if you’re able to Fix USB Ports Not Working Issue in Windows 10.

Method 4: Disable the Selective Suspend feature

Windows by default switch your USB controllers to save power (typically when the device is not in use) and once the device is needed, Windows again turns ON the device. But sometimes it’s possible because of some corrupt settings Windows cannot turn ON the device and hence it’s advisable to remove power saving mode from USB controllers.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager | USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers in the Device Manager.

3. Right-click on USB Root Hub and select Properties.

Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers in the Device Manager

4. Now switch to Power Management tab and uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

choose what the power buttons do usb not recognized fix

5. Click Apply, followed by OK.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for each USB Root Hub device in the above list.

7. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 5: Registry Fix

If the above settings are greyed out, or Power Management tab is missing, you can change the above setting via Registry Editor. If you have already followed the above step, then no need to continue, jump to the next method.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.

Run command regedit | USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USB

3. Find DisableSelectiveSuspend in the right window pane, if it’s not present then right-click in an empty area and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value.

create a new DWORD in USB registry key to disable USB Selective Suspend feature

4. Name the above key as DisableSelectiveSuspend and then double click on it to change its value.

Set the value of DisableSelectiveSuspend key to 1 in order to disable it

5. In the Value data field, type 1 to disable the Selective Suspend feature and then click OK.

6. Reboot your PC to save changes, and this should Fix USB Ports Not Working issue but if not, then continue with the next method.

Method 6: Disable and Re-enable the USB controller

1. Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager | USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers in the Device Manager.

3. Now right-click on the first USB controller and then click on Uninstall.

Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers then uninstall all the USB controllers

4. Repeat the above step for each of the USB controller present under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

5. Reboot your PC to save changes. And after the restart Windows will automatically reinstall all the USB controllers that you uninstalled.

6. Check the USB device to see whether it is working or not.

Method 7: Update Drivers for all of your USB Controllers

1. Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers in the Device Manager.

3. Now right-click on the first USB controller and then click Update Driver Software.

Generic Usb Hub Update Driver Software | USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]

4. Select Search automatically for updated driver software and click Next.

5. Repeat the above step for each of the USB controller present under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

6. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Updating drivers seems to Fix USB Ports Not a Working issue in most cases, but if you’re still stuck then it might be possible that your PC’s USB Port might be damaged, continue to next method to know more about it.

Method 8: USB Port might be damaged

If none of the above methods seems to fix your problem, then the chances are that your USB ports might be damaged. You need to take your laptop to a PC Repair shop and ask them to check your USB Ports. If they are damaged, then the repairer should replace the USB Ports available for quite a low price.

USB Port might be damaged

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That’s it you have successfully Fix USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

6 thoughts on “USB Ports Not Working in Windows 10 [SOLVED]”

  1. No-one is answering those questions in the comment section! I am ALSO having this issue! None of my USB ports are working, so how would ANY troubleshooting past the “CMOS” take place? We used to be able to boot to Safe Mode in prior versions…not anymore! What now?!?

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