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Windows 10 is the latest build from Windows and users are facing many problems using Windows 10. When you tries to plug a USB drive into USB ports an error shows in your screen or device manager listing “Device Descriptor Request Failed“.

On screen, you’ll get a message saying “Windows Can’t Recognize The USB” or similar. There are many reasons due to which you are receiving this error. You can’t plug and play any USB drive and start doing your work.

There are many possible ways you’ll receive this error. Error codes and listening for this error might be different in your case. The solution for all errors is available in this article. Below are the errors listening you might be receiving in your case:

  • Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
  • Last USB Connected Is Malfunctioned

These are the some of the common error users might receive while plugging their USB. Your USB port might be damaged, USB is damaged etc. are the hardware failures which might be the possible reason for this error. Below is the quick advice you should perform before proceeding:

  • Plug your USB in the different ports of your computer/laptop.
  • Try plugging diff USB drive to check whether USB port is working or damaged.
  • Restart your device once.

This quick advice should be followed by every user who is looking for the problem. It’s important because this problem might be caused by hardware disability resulting in your ports stops working.

If you’re still getting the error you should quickly start exploring and solving your error. Below are the all possible ways which are useful to fix this problem.

Fix 1: Try Uninstalling and Updating USB Drivers

Drivers handle most important work in your computers. You external devices like screen, USB ports, Audio jacks etc. are configured properly by drivers. In the case of USB, Windows have inbuilt USB driver and you should try Un-Installing that driver. This might fix your problem.

  1. Open Control Panel and then Device Manager. Inside device manager, you need to scroll down and look for Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Expand that and find for the USB Controllers having an error.

    Device Descriptor Request Failed
    USB Device Descriptor Failed Windows 10
  2. Right click on the Controller having the error and click Uninstall. This will Uninstall the driver and when you’ll restart your PC driver will be installed automatically.

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    Device Descriptor Request Failed
  3. Restart your PC to check whether your problem is solved.
  4. If you’re still getting the same error you should try updating your Driver. Open Device Manager again and Right Click>Update Driver Software.
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    Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

    5. You can check Online for Updates and if you have already downloaded the Update File of driver you can browse and update the Driver easily.

    Device Descriptor Request Failed
    Unknown USB Device Device Descriptor Request Failed

This fix might be useful to fix your problem. You can use any Free/Premium tool to update your drivers.

Fix 2: Disable Fastboot Startup

Fastboot is a feature in Windows which boot your Windows OS quickly. Enabling this feature will save an image of your loaded kernel and drivers files and configuration in hiberfile.

This means your drivers’ configuration is saved in a file and Windows reads configuration from those files automatically and if any error in the configuration then Windows won’t fix this on its own.

Disabling fast boot might fix your problem in this case. Below are the steps showing how to disable fast boot to fix device descriptor request failed.

  1. Open your Control Panel. You can do this simply by pressing Win+R then type Control Panel and hit enter.
  2. Search for Power Options and open the settings for Power Options. From here you can change all settings related to Power Usage by your PC.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  3. Now you need to click on option Choose What The Power Buttons Do from the left sidebar of your screen.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  4. On next screen click on Change settings that are currently unavailable. These are the settings which are hidden by default. You need administrator account access to change these settings.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  5. Your screen will expand and you’ll get Shutdown Settings. You need to uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended). Unchecking this box will slow down your booting process. You can re-enable this feature once your problem is solved.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  6. Restart your PC.

Well, this FIX may fix your problem but if you’re still stuck in problem below is another FIX.

Fix 3: Changing Power Options For USB Ports

Windows manages power supply to USB ports frequently and you can easily change them through Control Panel. If your Suspend Settings is enabled, drivers will tell windows to slow down the power supply to the USB and USB might stop working.

Steps to check your USB Selective Suspend setting:

  1. Open Control Panel and then Power Options.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  2. On Power Settings page click on Show Additional Plans to expand. This will give you High-Performance settings and you need to click on Change Plan Settings.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  3. On next page click on Change Advance Power Settings.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  4. This will give you popup window. Click on Change Settings That are Currently Unavailable. Expand USB settings and disable both On battery and Plugged In options for USB Suspend Settings.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  5. Reboot your PC to check whether your problem is fixed for device descriptor request failed.

Fix 4: Try Troubleshooting Problems Using Windows Troubleshooter

Windows has its own troubleshooter which is capable of fixing most of the problems encountered with your PC. You should definitely use Windows Troubleshooter to fix your problem.

  1. Open your Control Panel and click on Troubleshooting.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  2. On next screen under Hardware and Sound click Configure Device.Device Descriptor Request Failed
  3. Click Next and Windows will start finding all possible problems with your Hardware eg. USB ports, USB drivers etc. If Windows has found any fix apply that fix to solve your problems.Device Descriptor Request Failed

These are all the possible FIX for your problem of device descriptor request failed for windows 10 or below.

These fix will also help you to solve USB Device Not Recognized problem. Comment below if you still have the problem.

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