How to fix “Unable to detect USB device in Windows XP or Windows server 2003”

Solution summary

If your Windows® XP or Windows® server 2003 does not detect a new USB device, then follow the easy 3-step resolution and your Windows® will detect the new USB device.

USB (Universal Serial Bus) enables devices to communicate with computers, usually personal, that are connected to them.

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Step 3

Restart the computer
Restart your computer and now the system should recognize the USB device.

You can perform similar steps for Windows® Server 2003 users by just following STEP 2 and STEP 3.

You have disabled the Selective Suspend feature of the USB hub driver and modified the registry.

This entire process should now allow Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003 to recognize your new USB device. We recommend you to perform the steps correctly as serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly.

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