Windows 10: Laptop not recognising usb

Discus and support Laptop not recognising usb in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Just got a new Asus x540s and I tried to back up my files using a usb but when I clicked on "add drive" the system could not find the stick, if I go... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by gt4grey, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. gt4grey Win User

    Laptop not recognising usb


    Just got a new Asus x540s and I tried to back up my files using a usb but when I clicked on "add drive" the system could not find the stick, if I go into the drives I can see my stick from there ! any ideas ?*Confused

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    gt4grey, Sep 5, 2016
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 connected by USB to Toshiba laptop updated to Windows 10 will not recognise USB connection. Mouse USB and other recognised. Please help.
     
    judisammut, Sep 5, 2016
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  3. Laptop not recognising USB ports. Windows 10. Lenovo G710 laptop

    Hi Angela,

    An outdated USB driver/s is one of the possible causes it does not recognize properly. Can you tell us the current build of your computer? To do this, press Windows key + R and then type winver.

    Meanwhile, kindly follow these steps:

    Method 1: Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Go to Settings> Update & Security> Troubleshoot> Hardware and Devices> Run the troubleshooter> Restart your computer.

    Method 2: Run for Windows Update. Go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update> Check for updates.

    Method 3: Update the driver in the Device Manager. You may refer to this
    link
    .

    Method 4: Update BIOS and Chipset driver. Please contact your device manufacturer for the instructions.

    Note: The automated troubleshooter will try to identify and then resolve the issues that it finds.

    Do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Raymond Ave, Sep 5, 2016
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  4. Laptop not recognising usb

    I'm not sure you can use a thumbdrive for ALL forms of backup. You can certainly use one for a Recovery Drive or for copying files/folders.

    Please elaborate what backup you are using and the size of the thumbdrive
    File History
    Windows Backup
    3rd Party (Macrium, etc)
    System Image
     
    Slartybart, Sep 5, 2016
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  5. gt4grey Win User
    I wanted to back up things like photos and documents, but I never got that far, I went to start-settings-security and back up then plugged the memory stick in and selected "add drive" after that nothing happened the program could not find the usb stick, I went to my drives and the memory stick was showing so I'm not sure what the problem is.
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    gt4grey, Sep 5, 2016
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  6. Ok, that's what I thought - you're trying to use File History

    File History Drive - Select in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    You can select to save backups to an internal hard drive, externally connected drive (ex: USB drive), or you can save to a drive on a network.
    Notice that thumbdrive is not an option for a store device.

    You might want to try Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
    I don't know if that will present the same issue (can't detect the thumbdrive)

    I simply periodically make a manual copy of my personal files and make a system image of the system using Macrium Reflect free edition.
     
    Slartybart, Sep 6, 2016
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  7. gt4grey Win User
    So would a portable hard drive be accepted to store back ups?
     
    gt4grey, Apr 5, 2018
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