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2 Easy Ways to Fix USB Crashed on Windows 10/8/7 PC

Feb. 19, 2018 12:00 am / Posted by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery
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USB 3.0 crashes in Windows 10? Computer cannot read/fail to load your USB drive? While USB crashes are really rare, but when they occur, they put you in trouble as you simply cannot access the data stored on your USB drives. If you have a backup of the data, you should not have any issues but in case you don’t have the backup, then well, you are in some serious issues.

There are various things that cause USB crashes and you really cannot say what is the exact cause. What you can do, though, is try some fixes and see if they help you resolve the issue. In most cases, some fixes just get the issue sorted out and you can then have access to your data once again.

Here are some fixes you can use when you face USB crash issues on your PC:

Way 1: Use Clean Boot on Your PC

One of the ways to check the cause of the USB crash issue is to clean boot your PC. By doing so, only the files that are needed to boot up the system will be loaded and that way you can tell what it is that is causing the USB crash issues.

1. Open the Run dialog box on your PC by pressing the Windows + R key combination on your keyboard. When the box appears, type in msconfig and hit Enter to enter the Windows Configuration tool.

msconfig in run

2. Make sure you are inside the general tab. In this tab, select the radio button that says Selective startup. This way, only the selected services will run when the PC boots up. Then, only checkmark the first option that says Load system services leaving all other options unchecked.

selective startup

3. Then, click on the Services tab and checkmark the box that says Hide all Microsoft services. Then, click on the button that says Disable all to disable all of the services shown in the list.

system services

4. Click on the OK button and then click on Restart and your PC will restart with limited services letting you find out the cause of the USB crash.

Way 2: Turn Off the Power Saving Mode

Another possible cause is that your PC is turning off the device as it is using more power on your PC. If that’s the case, you will need to turn off the power saving mode for the USB to properly work on your PC.

Open the Device Manager on your PC from the Control Panel and then select your USB device. Then, click on the Power Management tab and make sure the option that says Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power is unchecked.

usb power management

The power saving mode should now be disabled for the selected USB drive and it will no longer crash.

If you have some data stored on your USB drive but you can’t find it after you resolved the issue, you might have lost the data. In such a case, you will need to run a recovery scan to see if you can recover the data.

To do that, you are highly recommended to use the Any Data Recovery app that can help you recover almost any kind of data on your USB drive. Here’s how to use it:

Extra Tip: How to Recover Lost Data on Crashed/Inaccessible USB Drive

In order to avoid data loss trouble, you shall firstly restore data your crashed USB flash drive before you take any measures to repair it. Any Data Recovery is such a tool that can easily recover files from crashed/inaccessible/not formatted USB drive.

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Download and install the app on your PC. Lunch it and choose the file types you want to recover. Select each file type individually or just select All File Types to scan for all file types.

select file types

On the following screen, choose your USB drive to be scanned to recover files. Make sure your USB is plugged in for it to appear on this screen. Then, click on the Scan button to begin scanning the USB drive.

select file types

Once scanning is done, you should see the results on your screen. Select the files you want to recover and click on Recover to begin recovering them.

recover files

So, that was how you could fix crashed USB drive on Windows 10/8/7 and how to recover lost data from a USB drive on your PC. If you have any other issues, please leave a message at the comment place.

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