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USB Device Not Recognised Pop-up

, 1 Jun 2011 CPOL
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To disengage the annoying pop-up showing that the USB device is not recognised even when nothing is connected.
Having just solved this annoying "Feature" I thought I should pass it on as a Tip.

Occasionally when woken from hibernation, the system will constantly stream a series of pop-ups that are perfect for annoying the user. They indicate the the USB Device is not recognised, even though no device is inserted in the USB slot.

To cure this, follow this simple recipe...


Control Panel



Device Manager

Universal Serial Bus Controllers

Go to the bottom and start deleting the Root Hubs until you hear the chime indicating that a device has been disconnected.

Et Voila!


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Dalek Dave
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United Kingdom United Kingdom
Six years since my profile changed.
Still in same job, still in same country.
Earning rather more, working a lot harder.

I seem to know slightly more, which is good on the whole.

Despite my day job I am web designing, (ASP.NET now), still writing VB and VBA, but that is because of a boss who can only just understand VB and keeping my feet wet with C#.

Set up a business, still early days and enjoyable.

Still haven't been voted into public office.

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