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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 can not 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.

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”
· Click on “OK”.
· Reboot your computer.
You can also try 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 that will format your USB stick in Fat32 file system.

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
· 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 from 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.
Please let us know if any problem arises by dropping your comments@ Softek IT Consult.
Any questions or suggestions are always welcome.

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Softek Systems™
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