How to repair broken file in device manager

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I have a USB device that has been missing some device functions and I have changed from the device manager to rectify this but no success. I have even tried to update the driver from the internet I get a message that that the best available driver online. Is there how I can approach this

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How to repair broken file in device manager

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Sometimes, device manager does not manages to find drivers online and update them. When this happens you are required to manually find the drivers and install them. Alternatively, download driver pack genius. Once you've installed it, run a scan of drivers missing and it should be able to find the missing drivers and install them.

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How to repair broken file in device manager

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If you are referring the “USB device” to a USB flash drive and you think there is a damaged driver, just uninstall it from the Device Manager and the next time you connect it, your system will install it back with a perfectly working driver. To do this, right-click My Computer then select Properties. Select Hardware tab then click Device Manager.

Expand the “Disk drives” section, right-click on your USB flash drive then select Uninstall. When it is finished, remove the USB flash drive from the USB port, close the window, and then restart the computer. After booting, insert your USB flash drive again and your system should install it back. But if you are referring the “USB device” to a USB external hard drive, normally it includes its own software.

When you insert a USB external hard drive for the first time, it will automatically be installed to your computer like any other USB device. After that, the external hard drive will automatically run its own installer to install its own driver. My experience with an ordinary USB flash drive that doesn’t have its own driver and a USB external hard drive that includes a driver, the transfer rate is excellent with the USB external hard drive than with the USB flash drive.

If it is a USB external hard drive that you have a problem with, if the device already installed its own software, uninstall it from the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. Once it is uninstalled, follow the steps I described above to uninstall the USB device from the Device Manager before disconnecting it from the USB port.

After restarting your computer and connecting it back, it should be installed back to your system with a perfectly working set of drivers. In case the installer of the USB hard drive doesn’t start automatically, start it manually by navigating to the device’s installer drive and double-clicking “setup.exe”. Installing the software of the USB device will greatly improve its performance.

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