How to Fix Turn-Off USB Ports/ Storage/ Drive in Windows OS

Disabling USB Ports could be a necessity because of many reasons. It could be required to do so as to let more power flow into one of the external drives. When we try to connect one or more drives then power management and distribution could be a system. For this advance users suggest disabling of unnecessary drives. Other reason could be when we try to use USB Cable to transfer data the system fails to recognize the entry exit port. Therefore, it is advice to disable some non-usable ports.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Solution –

To Edit Windows Registry

Step1. Go to Run (Windows Logo key + R)
Type in Regedit
You might have to press Yes
Step2.
Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Expand SYSTEM
Expand CurrentControlSet
Expand services
Step3.
Locate USBSTOR
In the right pane, Double click on Start
Change the Value to 4
Press OK
Restart your Computer

Again follow all the steps to re-check if the value has been changed to 4 or not, if not, Change it again.
Restart your computer

Now, none of the Mass storage devices you plug into your Computer won’t work.
If, you wish to re-enable USB access, you can simply change the value back to 3
Disabling Other USB types
Refer the screenshot below
Step1. You can disable:
USB Infrared Devices
USB Hub
USB Video Devices
USB Printing Devices

Step2. To disable any of the said devices, just click on the value as in the screenshot above
Double Click on Start
Change the Value to 4 and Press OK
Restart your computer


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

If none of the above given method worked out for you then you could alternatively look to use Advanced System Repair Tool for this. This tool will help you to scan and clean the system of viruses and damages caused by corruption can be repaired automatically by it. This tool also acts as a system optimizer and data controller for efficient management of the system.


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