Recently, many Windows users have said that they are facing the problem of “A device attached to the system is not functioning“. This error occurs when they are using some program like BitLocker or they are trying to copy the files from a USB storage device. This is an annoying issue and so we have brought some solutions that you can use for fixing this error.
Try the following methods and we hope that the problem will get solved for you.
Method 1: Reconnect your device
There might be chances that this error is occurring due to the incorrect connection between your USB storage and your computer. There might be a defect in the cable or the connector might not be connected properly to the USB port. You can try reconnecting the device and ensure that it is firmly connect to the computer or you can also go for a different USB data cable and see if the error gets fix.
Method 2: Restart your computer
Another solution is to restart your computer for solving the “A device attached to the system is not functioning” error. The issues might get solve by doing this as there are corruption issues in the OS sometimes.
Method 3: Format your device
There are chances that the error is arriving as the USB storage device is not format properly. Format your device and check if the error disappears or not. For formatting, the device, follow the below-given steps.
Back up the data in the USB device using any other computer
Then, open the file explorer by pressing the Windows logo key and E at the same time.
Now, right-click on the USB device and then select Format.
Configure the format settings and then click the start button.
Try to transfer some files from your USB device and see if the error disappears or not.
Method 4: Run SFC scan and DISM command
There are chances of corrupt files in your system that lead to the error. Run the SFC (System File Checker) scan and DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management) command for scanning and repairing your computer.
Open the command prompt as an administrator.
For running the SFC scan, type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter on your keyboard.
To run DISM command, type “dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth“. and press Enter.
Restart your computer and see if the error is fix.