Laptop is saying a device inserted into it is not recognized by Windows

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Unknown device inserted remotely in my laptop? Is this possible?

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  • hunshabbir7
    yes I think here its clear. Check if you machine is connected with some network.
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  • bhannah
    There could be several issues here.  One is that there is device inserted into one the USB ports that is old enough the O/S does not recognize and cannot find drivers for.  That will give you a not recognized error because it has no clue what it is.  I have seen this happen with some of the older cameras that you connect with a USB Cable and use non-removable flash memory.

    Next it, it can be a flash drive inserted into USB port that the O/S tries to assign to an already existing drive letter.  Go to the My Computer Icon / Folder on the desktop, and open it.  Then open the system management.  Then go to storage and disk management and look to see if there is any duplicated drives in your disk management.   If there is then change the newest duplicated disk drive to a new drive letter.

    It is also possible, if this is a shared USB Drive that is resident on another machine but is shared through file sharing that your system does not recognize properly because it does not see the drivers correctly.


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  • Subhendu Sen
    Here considering only this one as you said, "Not recognized by Windows", means, a driver software is necessary to install to recognize the hardware/ device. A correct driver can help to identify the device and after successful install the hardware can work properly. 
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  • carlosdl
    I'm still trying to figure out how a device could be inserted remotely...

    Is virtualization somehow involved here?
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