If you receive this error message A device connected to the system does not workHere are some things you can try. It is quite possible that the connected device is not working for one of these reasons. The device can also be your iPhone or your Android phone and the error can occur when copying or moving files.
A device connected to the system does not work
The error message is simple. Something was plugged into the system, but it is no longer available. This usually happens with plug-and-play devices such as USB sticks, external storage, printers, and so on. When you try to connect, this causes this type of error.
If you open Device Manager, look for any yellow exclamation marks on a device. If this is the case, one of the solutions will definitely solve the problem.
- Check the device status
- External Device and Drive Types Are Incompatible
- The external device is not properly inserted in the drive or connected to the port
- The external device is not formatted correctly.
1) Check the device status
If it's a plug-and-play device, make sure it's turned on or that it's properly connected. When the computer starts, it does not detect if it is turned on or off, but only when you request the device, it tries to connect.
2) The types of devices and external drives are incompatible
When you connect an external device, Windows installs drivers to communicate with the device. It is similar to any hardware you have connected to the motherboard. If the driver is corrupt or incompatible, we need to update it.
It is also possible for two devices to conflict on the same port, hardware address, or IP address. If this is the case, you must remove all devices and connect them one after the other. Make sure to restart the computer once you have plugged in the entire device.
This method helps ensure that devices publish their port, hardware address, or IP address. When you connect the second device, it will receive a new one.
3) The external device is not properly inserted into the drive or connected to the port.
If you are sure that the device is connected and turned on, you can turn it off and on again. You must also plug it in and then reconnect.
4) The external device is not properly formatted
You may have formatted the device and it was not done correctly. When this happens and you log in, it is not recognized. Since Windows Explorer can not find the device, I would suggest using the disk management software.
Disk Management can find devices connected but not visible to the end user. If you are an administrator, you can format, create new partitions using the interface. Once you do that, it will be available on the computer.
We hope that one of these tips has allowed you to solve your problems and that you have been able to access the device again.