Hardware devices are not working or are not detected in Windows

Automatically diagnose and fix problems with hardware. (USB) Mice and keyboards are not detected by the device manager or when they are not working.
What it fixes
  • When you install a hardware device, it is not detected
  • Determine if your audio device is plugged in
  • Driver updates aren't automatically installed by Windows Update
  • You receive one of the following errors:
    • Your <Device Name> is currently disabled or turned off in Windows
    • Your <Device Name> has a driver problem and needs to be reinstalled
    • Windows has detected a problem with your <Device Name>, it is not working properly
    • There is no driver installed for your <Device Name>
Runs on
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
Applies to
  • Windows technologies
  • Windows technologies
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Instruction to Run
  • Click the Run now button below
  • Then follow the onscreen prompts to launch
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