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.

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”

  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 your precious data stored in the erroneous USB drive.

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How to 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.

Step1: Download the software from the official site “https://www.r-datarecovery.com” and install it on your computer.

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Step2: Connect the infected USB to your computer and launch the recovery software.

Step3: Select the USB you want to be fixed followed by clicking on “Next”.


Step4: Now, choose the file type you desire to restore and click on the “Next” button.


Step5: After this, preview all the selected data and then click on “Recover” to start the recovery process.


Step 6: 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”

Solution 1: Reinstall USB drivers to repair the error

Step1: Go to Start and type “Device Manager” in the search box to open it.

Step2: Now, elaborate “Disk Drivers” by clicking on the plus sign.

Step3: After this, right-click on the erroneous USB and select “Uninstall Drivers” option.

Step4: Reboot the computer and then connect the USB drive again and the Windows system will install the driver for this USB device automatically.

Step5: Check whether the problem persisted or not.

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 to fix the issue

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

Step1: Click on Start to navigate to “Control Panel”.

Step2: Select “Power Options”.

Step3: Now, click on “Change Plan Settings” and then on “Change Advanced Power Settings” option.

Change advanced power settings

Step4: Navigate to the “USB Settings” option and then to “USB Selective Suspend Setting”.

Step5: At last, change “Settings” to “Disabled” and click on “Apply” to confirm changes.

Solution 3: Resolve the error using “CHKDSK”

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.

Step1: Go to Start and type “cmd” in the search area to launch the command prompt as an admin.

Step2: 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: Use “System File Checker” to solve the concern

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 problems use inbuilt “System File Checker”.

Step1: Go to start menu and type “cmd” in the search box to open Command Prompt.

Step2: In the Command Prompt type “sfc/scannow” command and press enter to execute it.

sfc scannow

Step3: 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/malfunctioned ports.


There are many issues which 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, etc., applying above mentioned solutions can help you in fixing the issue of “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting”, but there are chances that 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, use any of the given solutions to repair and fix “USB Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting” and recover all your data using Bitwar Data Recovery Software.

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