Fix USB Error Code 52 in Windows 10


What is USB Error Code 52 in Windows 10?

This is an issue that has affected thousands of people across the world. There are many complaints about it on the Internet, but most of them do not have a fixed solution. Other USB errors that you may have encountered with your computer are error code 43 in Windows 10 or error code 48 when connecting with Window 7. These problems can be fixed by updating drivers or removing hardware components like the graphic card. However to fix the USB Code 52 error in Windows 10 seems to be more difficult than these usual errors because there’s no one solution for it.

What Causes this error?

The Code 52 USB problem occurs when you’re trying to access your flash drive using Windows 10, but you receive an error message saying “USB Device Not Recognized.” Although the problem may not be serious, it can still cause issues with your device’s performance or even make it completely unusable.

There are a few reasons why this might happen including the following:

1) Driver issue – try updating drivers first to fix this problem

2) Other hardware problems – if updating drivers doesn’t work then there’s probably something wrong with other components that are causing this usb code 52 error in Windows 10. Here is a short list of what could be causing this problem: faulty motherboard, bad port, loose cable connections, and broken supply unit (PSU)

3) Power supply issues – if you’re experiencing this USB error code 52 Windows 10 then your PSU might be the problem. Check if it is properly plugged into the wall outlet and to your computer, or try using a different power outlet. You should also check for any blown capacitors on your motherboard which could also cause this system usb code 52 error in Windows 10

4)  Interference – check other devices you have plugged into the same power strip as your computer because they may cause interference with whatever is running on your computer causing the USB Error Code 52 Windows 10

Basic troubleshooting tips before you proceed

1. First things first, restart your computer. If that doesn’t work then go to Safe Mode (you can do this by tapping the F8 key as your computer is starting up and selecting Safe Mode from the list). If that doesn’t work then try a system restore to a previous date. You can do this by going into System Restore under the computer’s advanced settings.

2. Look at other USB devices – particularly external hard drives – they may not be working either

3. Unplug any external hard drives you have plugged in, just stick with your keyboard and mouse for now. Try uninstalling all USB drivers on your computer (simply go to Device Manager>Universal Serial Bus Controllers>right click each device that has some sort of exclamation mark or red x next to it>properly uninstall). Reinstall the USB drivers (most computers will automatically install these, however, if not you can obtain them from the manufacturer’s website). This should fix USB error code 52 Windows 10 because it is usually a problem with the incorrectly installed driver.

If none of those steps work and you’re still having problems, I would suggest trying to restore Windows 10 to an earlier date (System Restore). If this doesn’t work then try updating all the drivers for devices on your computer. For example, download new drivers for the keyboard or mouse or any other usb device that isn’t working properly. Sometimes even when you update the correct driver it may show up as wrong in the device manager which can cause issues like USB error Code 52 windows 10.


How to Fix USB Error Code 52 Windows 10?

We would highly recommend getting in touch with a PC repair specialist. The below steps may damange your Windows operating system. Please proceed at your own risk.

Method 1: Delete the USB Upper Filter and Lower Filter entries through Registry Editor

1) Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor . Step 2: Now check for the following registry files in your Windows 10 PC:      32-bit Operating System : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}     64-bit Operating System : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBSTOR

2) If you find any of these two items, just remove them all by deleting the complete key. For that right click on it and select the Delete option.

3) Now again open the RUN box, type regedit, and press Enter. It’ll once again bring back your registry editor. Here in this window select the option of Export from the File Menu bar.

4) Once you click on that a new dialog box will appear in front of you where you have to give a name for your file just click on the save button and the backup copy of your Registry will be saved with the .reg extension.

Note: Don’t change its default location, it must remain at its default location. Always use the .reg extension when writing the files only because Windows OS only supports .reg files.

5) Now produce these two files whenever USB Error Code 52 appears with error messages while connecting any removable media with your Windows 10 PC.

You may also need to do the below:

6) Open any Notepad application on your Windows 10 computer where you have to write the code given below in it.. (You can use any Text editing Application like Notebooks or MS-Office like Word pad etc). Here in this code type exactly as shown below –

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\USBSTOR] “ErrorControl”=dword:00000001 “Group”=”SCSI miniport” “Start”=dword:00000000 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\usbohci] “Start”=dword:00000000 “DisplayName”=”OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller” [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\usbehci] “Start”=dword:00000003

then click on file save. (in notepad click on save )

7) Now open any RUN window by either of these two ways –

a) Press the ‘Windows’ + ‘R’ together to launch RUN dialog box or

b) Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box.

8) Now write this in the RUN window that opens up and press Enter –

Regedit and hit enter. It will open the registry editor.

Now navigate to this location –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\USBSTOR Right click on the right side and add new DWORD (32 bit) Value name DisableCAD and leave its value data as ‘1’ Restart the system.

Method 2: Use an elevated command prompt to disable integrity checks

When Windows is trying to validate a device’s digital signature and integrity, the problem occurs. Disabling that option might allow you to download the drivers for it.

To do so, first, open the Start menu and look for Command Prompt. Right-click on it and select Run as administrator option.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password, confirm it and then continue.

At the command prompt window, type cd c : \windows\system32\drivers and press enter key. In the next line, type bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS and press enter key again to run it. Finally, reboot your system to let changes take effect.

You might have to enable this setting after a fresh installation of Windows 10 version 1803 is complete.

Method 3: Disable Driver Signing Checking from the Advanced Boot Options

This technique allows you to disable driver signature checking before Windows starts, allowing you to install the faulty devices’ drivers without Windows checking for digital signatures.

Press the power button to turn off your PC if it’s on. Immediately after you turn on your computer, press the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen.

If you wait too long and Windows 10 boots up normally, restart your computer, and try again. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press ENTER.

On this step, click Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart . After your computer restarts to the Startup Settings screen, select option 7 or Disable driver signature enforcement.

After you have successfully booted in Safe Mode with Networking, it is now time to install unsigned drivers for your USB devices.

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I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...