Windows 10: Weird USB port behaviour

Discus and support Weird USB port behaviour in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; A little earlier today, i was using my computer normally with no real issues whatsoever, and all of a sudden, both my front USB ports (marked as USB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/SopadeMakako, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Weird USB port behaviour

    A little earlier today, i was using my computer normally with no real issues whatsoever, and all of a sudden, both my front USB ports (marked as USB 2.0) stop working at the same time, meaning i couldn't use my mouse or keyboard in thoses ports. However, after i changed my mouse to one of the back usb ports it worked normally, so i just booted my pc and all ports went back to normal functionality. Any ideas on what could've caused this issue, and if it could come back to happen sometime in the future? (I'm sorry if this is a hardware question that might not be appropriate to this subreddit).

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    /u/SopadeMakako, Mar 5, 2021
  2. spapakons Win User

    USB Port Oddities

    Ok, let's see it with pictures step-by-step. First right-click on the USB device and select Update driver software:

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    Then select Browse my computer for driver software (LAST option) :

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    The select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer (LAST option) :

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    Then select the standard driver from the list and click next:

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    Click next/OK as required to complete installation. Repeat the steps for all Intel USB devices. Finally click on each USB root device and press DEL to delete it, reply YES when asked. After deleting all USB root devices restart the computer.

    I hope this is detailed enough...
    spapakons, Mar 5, 2021
  3. nikkoaki Win User
    USB drives displaying weird icons (i believe in usb 3.0 ports only)

    @andrewq have you followed these steps? USB drives displaying weird icons (i believe in usb 3.0 ports only)
    You should not be getting the blank icon, unless it's related to the fact that some of the metadata servers seem to still be down, but i don't think that's the reason. You should be getting the default icon that comes with the OS
    nikkoaki, Mar 5, 2021
  4. Weird USB port behaviour

    USB Ports

    Hi Homer,

    We'd like to ask a few questions to help us isolate this problem.

    • Have you tried connecting your device tracker to a different USB port on your computer?
    • If so, was it detected?
    • Did you receive any error messages?

    To address this issue, we suggest that you follow the troubleshooting steps shared by Praveen Venogupal on this


    Let us know how it goes.

    Vanessa Yar, Mar 5, 2021

Weird USB port behaviour

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