How To Diagnose and Fix USB Drive Problems on Windows

We all use USB-based storage drives quite often on Windows. Why not, right? It’s probably the easiest way to exchange data, very convenient to carry around, và quan trọng nhất, it’s plug & play without any additional drivers to play with. But have you ever experienced issues like Windows not recognizing the USB flash drive you plug into the USB port on your computer, or the drive cannot be formatted, or with the wrong size, etc.?

Nếu như vậy, này Windows USB Troubleshooter could be useful to help you out. Similar to Windows Update Troubleshooter, it’s a free tool provided by Microsoft that scans your computer to find any issues related to USB drive and automatically fix them.

How Windows USB Troubleshooter works

1. Download Windows USB Troubleshooter from this direct download link. It’s only 310KB and wrapped as Troubleshooting Package Cabinet that can be directly launched.

2. Nhấp đúp vào các WinUSB.diagcab file you downloaded to launch the troubleshooter.

Windows USB Troubleshooter

3. Nhấp vào Tiếp theo button to start the scanning process.

Windows USB Troubleshoot - Scanning

4. Then the tool lists all USB drives and asks to check the problematic ones to go further for a release and reject test. Make sure the ones you select are not in use to avoid data loss. Nhấp vào Tiếp theo to proceed.

Windows USB Troubleshooter - select usb drive

5. The troubleshooter will move forward and automatically fix any issues it detects. No actions required during this process.

Windows USB Troubleshooter - completed

Sau đó, problem found and successfully fixed. Bấm vào các Đóng button to close the tool.


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