4 Solutions to Fix “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting”


Summary: This article will provide the detailed steps to resolve the issue pertaining to “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” and recover data using the best recovery tool – Bitwar Data Recovery Software.

Working on the computer can be frustrating when the task you want to pursue cannot be completed due to any reason. One such scenario is when the USB drive you are using with your computer keeps on disconnecting and reconnecting, eventually not let you access your data.

USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting

Before heading to the solutions, we will first check whether the USB works fine on the other computer system or not? If the USB works fine on another device, this means that there is no issue with it but with your computer device due to a driver or hardware issue.

What causes “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” Error

  1. Faulty/non functional USB ports.
  2. Viruses and Malware.
  3. Inadequate power supply.
  4. Faulty drivers.
  5. Computer file system issues.
  6. USB drive errors.

To overcome the problem of “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting,” we will need to repair the causes, which may lead to data loss, thus at the onset, we will apply recovery steps using a high-quality recovery solution to restore all the precious data stored in the erroneous USB drive.

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Recover Data from the USB Flash Drive using Bitwar Data Recovery Software

Bitwar Data Recovery Software is designed to restore any data like images, videos, and audios from any storage device such as USB flash drive, external hard drive, and SD memory card, etc.

Step 1. Download the software and Install it on your computer.

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Step 2. Connect the infected USB to your computer and Launch the recovery software.

Step 3. Select the USB you want to be fixed, followed by clicking on the Next.


Step 4. Choose the File type you desire to restore and click on the Next button.


Step 5. Preview all the selected data and then click on Recover to start the recovery process.


Important Note: Save recovered data to a safe place, DO NOT save it back to the same device that caused the problem.

Solutions to Eliminate “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” Error on Windows

Solution 1: Reinstall USB Drivers

Step 1. Go to Start and type Device Manager in the search box to open it.

Step 2. Elaborate the Disk Drivers by clicking on the plus sign.

Step 3. Right-click on the erroneous USB and select the Uninstall Drivers option.

Step 4. Reboot the computer and then connect the USB drive again, and the Windows system will install the driver for this USB device automatically.

Step 5. Check whether the problem persisted or not.

Useful Tips: For USB 2.0 or lower, it should be listed as USB Mass Storage Device, and for USB 3.0, it listed as USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller.

Solution 2: Disable USB Selective Suspend

At times when the power supply is not sufficient, the “USB keeps on disconnecting and reconnecting” error happens. Below are the steps to fix the insufficient power supply:

Step 1. Click on Start to navigate to the Control Panel.

Step 2. Select the Power Options.

Step 3. Click on Change Plan Settings and then on the Change Advanced Power Settings option.

Change advanced power settings

Step 4. Navigate to the USB Settings option and then to USB Selective Suspend Setting.

Step 5. At last, change the Settings to Disabled and click on Apply to confirm changes.

Solution 3: CHKDSK Command

At times, there can be a fault in the USB itself, such as the presence of bad sectors. Apply below steps to fix this problem.

Step 1. Go to Start and type cmd in the search area to launch the command prompt as an admin.

Step 2. In the command prompt, type chkdsk drive letter: /r /f command and press on Enter. (Replace Drive letter to the one you need to fix)

chkdsk f r f

Step 3. Finally, Reconnect the USB drive to check if it’s working or not.

Solution 4: System File Checker

The “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” issue can occur when there is some problem with the file system of your computer device like corrupted system files. To resolve such issues, use inbuilt ‘System File Checker.’

Step 1. Go to the Start menu and type cmd in the search box to open the Command Prompt.

Step 2. In the Command Prompt type sfc/scannow command and press Enter to execute it.

sfc scannow

Step 3. Once the scanning is done, restart your computer and check if the issue “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” is fixed or not.

Apart from applying the above-given solutions, you may also check for the faulty ports in your computer system as sometimes this issue arises due to corrupted or malfunctioned ports.

Solve It Now!

There are many issues that you may come across while connecting a USB flash drive to your computer system because of reasons like malware, virus, corrupted file system, and faulty drivers. Besides, applying the solutions mentioned above can help you in fixing the issue of “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting.

Some chances following these solutions may lead to loss of data hence, making it imperative to restore all your essential data first and then use these solutions to avoid any further hassles. So, just follow any of the given solutions above to fix “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” and recover all the data using Bitwar Data Recovery Software.

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