Before you pull your hair out trying to figure out why your USB device is not being detected by Windows, try these simple tips that might help with your problem:
- Turn the USB device off and back on
- Unplug the USB device from the computer and plug it back in
- Try a different USB cable
- Try a different USB port
- If you have your USB device plugged into the front USB ports, plug it into one of the USB ports on the back of your computer
- Restart your computer
You will want to try all the above before thinking that there is something wrong with your USB device.