Almost every regular computer user needs USB ports daily. You have to charge your phone. You have to transfer data from your hard drive. You need to use USB ports for connecting wireless keyboards and mouse. There has been a common problem with USB ports in Windows 10. Several users report that they get a USB error in Windows 10 which says that USB ports aren’t able to get enough power. This usually happens when you connect a heavy device like a hard disk drive or mouse. This error stems from a Windows 10 feature which was given to save power. You could actually set the power to low intensity in USB ports in Windows 10 to save battery and electricity. But this feature creates issues, and stops USB ports in Windows 10 from working properly. When you connect your hard drive or mouse to your USB ports, they don’t work as they don’t get enough power from the USB ports. In this article I will tell you how to fix USB ports not working in Windows 10 problems.
Fix USB Ports not Working in Windows 10
Open control panel. You can search ‘Control Panel’ in the search bar in Windows 10 and click the icon. Now click on Hardware and Sound and then click on Power Options. You will see an option named “change plan settings” under “Preferred plan”. But make sure to only click the plan which you are currently using. If you click on some other plan, things won’t work.
Now click on the Change advanced power settings link.
Click expand USB settings and then on expand USB selective suspend setting. Select Disabled from the drop-down menu. Click on Apply and then on OK.
After these settings, Windows 10 will no decrease power on your USB ports. This will fix USB ports not working in Windows 10. This same method also works for Windows 8 and Windows 7. If you are enable to fix the issues, comment on this post and we will get back to you with another solution.