Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fixing flaky USB ports on Windows 10, thanks to WindowsReport!

"Change Power Management settings for USB Controller
  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Find Universal Serial Bus controllers section and expand it.
  3. Right click each driver named USB Root Hub and select Properties.
  4. Go to Power Management tab.
  5. Make sure that Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power is not checked. If it’s checked uncheck it. Click OK"
This sounds promising to me for the problem I see with my Windows 10 USB flakiness, the power setting was on by default after a fresh install.  I'm going to try it !  Just to clarify, I have had problems with USB drives where the drive says it cannot be used after being plugged in, and needs to be reformatted.  Then I will safely remove it, and plug it into a different USB port on the same port, and it works fine.  Then I will plug it back into the original port, and it may either work fine now, or not.  Really annoying and had be wondering if Windows 10 was just too buggy about USB drives.  But now I am hoping this fixes it.  The webpage I found this on below has more suggestions also.  Best of luck to us all !  ;-)

Fix: USB Not Working in Windows 10

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