Fix USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE error in Windows 10

USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE
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Fix USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE error in Windows 10

It must have occurred to you by now that the USB device has stopped abruptly.

Or have you seen this “USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE” error in your Windows 10?

 

Do not worry, Alvo Computer offers you various solutions to this problem.

The main method is to test the device on another port or connect the device to another computer and fix the error.
But if the USB port and external device are not a problem, there are 7 ways to fix the USB Descriptor Failure error.

Method 1: Reinstall the USB driver

In this method, you must delete the unknown USB device drivers (Device Descriptor Failure).

And reinstall it on the system.

Defective drivers usually cause these types of errors.

This error can occur when Windows Update is in progress.

And as you know, Windows automatically updates the drivers and may have installed the wrong or corrupt drivers.

Step 1:  Open Device Manager.

(Right-click on the Start menu button and select Device Manager)

Fix USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE error in Windows 10

Step 2:  Now open the  Universal Serial Bus Controllers section by double-clicking to see more options.

A USB device that is not detectable by Windows is marked with a yellow mark and the message (Device Descriptor Failure) is visible.

Step 3:  Right-click on the USB that contains the message (Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Failure) and select Uninstall.

Step 4: Now, disconnect your USB device from the computer and after a minute, plug it in again in the USB slot.

Step 5: Now, you need to scan the hardware changes.

In the Device Manager window, click Scan for hardware changes .

Windows reinstalls Device Descriptor Failure (USB) drivers.

This method solves the problem for some users, but if the problem is still unresolved, try the next method.

Method 2: Reinstall Power Supply

Step 1: Disconnect the power plug from your computer.

Step 2: Reconnect / reconnect the power supply.

Step 3: Restart your computer and now connect the device to the USB port.

Method 3: Update the USB driver (manually)

One of the reasons is that the USB driver is defective.

Which can cause such an error in the USB Descriptor Request Failed driver.

Therefore, in this case, updating the driver can fix the problem.

Step 1:  Open Device Manager.

(Right-click on the Start menu button and select Device Manager)

Step 2: Now open the  Universal Serial Bus Controllers section by double-clicking to see more options.

A USB device that is not detectable by Windows is marked with a yellow mark and the message (Device Descriptor Failure) is visible.

Step 3: Right-click on the USB containing the message (Unknown USB Device) and select the Update Driver option.

Step 3: In the next screen that appears, select the first option, which is to automatically search for updated driver software.

Windows automatically downloads and installs the latest corrupt USB device drivers.
After completing the steps, just restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved.
For most users, this method works, but if this method does not work and you are still having errors, try the next method.

Method 3: Disable the Fast Startup feature 

In this method, we will try to fix the problem by disabling the quick start option in Windows settings.

Windows 10 starts very quickly.

And because of these settings, many (external) USB devices are sometimes not recognized by Windows.

And causes ” Unknown USB device device descriptor request failed ” error.

Just follow these steps to do this:

Step 1: Open the Run window (press Windows + R at the same time).

Step 2: Type the word control in the Run window and click the OK button.

This is to open the control panel. You can open it directly by typing the control in Cortana.

Step 3: Click on View by Large Icons to see more options.

Then select Power Options to open the Power settings.

Step 4: In the left panel, select the first option Choose what the power buttons do

Step 5: Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.

Step 6: In the Shutdown settings section , uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup recommended, then click the Save changes button.

Step 7: Close all windows and reset your computer to see if the problem is resolved.

Fix USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE error in Windows 10

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Method 5: Disable USB Selective Suspend settings

In this method, we will disable some settings again to fix the problem.
Step 1: Reopen Power Options (follow the first 3 steps of the previous method)
Step 2: In Power Options, click Change Plan Settings, which now has clear settings.
(Balanced is set to default for most users.)
Step 3: In the Edit Plan Settings window, select Change Advanced Power Settings at the bottom left Select the Advanced power settings window.
Step 4: The Power Options window now appears. Here, look for USB settings and open it.

 

Step 5: Now open the USB selective suspend setting .

Here, you need to change the “On battery and plugged in” status to Disabled.

 

 

Step 6: When done, click Apply and then OK.

Step 7: Just restart your computer and see if the error is gone.

Method 6: Troubleshoot “Device Descriptor Request Failed”

We’ve done a lot of manual steps so far, but now let Windows fix its error.

Windows Troubleshoot is an built-in tool in Windows that detects and fixes problems automatically.

Step 1: Open Control Panel and search for “Troubleshoot”.

Step 2: Follow Troubleshoot> Hardware and Devices> Run the troubleshooter

 

Fix USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE error in Windows 10

Step 3: Wait for Windows to check for problems and then click Apply this Fix or ApplyRepair Automatic, which appears.

Step 4: After modifying, you just need to restart your Windows.

Method 7: Reinstall the Root Hub USB devices

In this method, we try to solve this problem by simply removing the drivers of USB Root Hub devices.

Then let Windows do its job.

After restarting the computer, the drivers will be reinstalled automatically.

Step 1:  Open Device Manager.

(Right-click on the Start menu button and select Device Manager)

Step 2: Open Universal Serial Bus Controllers.

Here, right-click on the first USB Root Hub and click Uninstall device .

Do this for all remaining USB Root Hub devices.

Step 3: When done, just restart your Windows.

After rebooting, Windows detects USB Root Hubs as new devices and installs its drivers automatically.

This method can solve the problem. Now, plug your USB device into the USB slot and it will work properly.

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