Kingston Recovery for USB Drive that is not Recognized

Are you getting a “USB device not recognized” error whenever you plug in a Kingston USB device in Windows 8? Since Windows 8 is not that old till now, most of us are using it. With its great features it is likely to support almost all USB devices that are connected to a computer. However there are many instances when Windows 8 fails to recognize a Kingston USB.


When you try to access data on an external Kingston USB device, you may receive the following error:

"USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it."


The obvious reason for this issue can be conflicts between other USB devices that users have connected to the computer such as mouse, keyboard, USB camcorders etc.

However this issue can be caused if any of the following cases exists:

  • The currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupt
  • Your PC requires an update for issues that may conflict with a USB external hard drive and Windows. In this case you may see in Device Manager that the device shows up as an “Unknown Device”
  • Windows may be missing other important updates hardware or software issues
  • Your USB controllers may have become unstable or corrupt
  • Your external drive may be entering selective suspend
  • Your PC motherboard may need updated drivers

In order to identify the issue first thing you need to do is unplug all other connected devices, restart the computer and then reconnect only the Kingston USB flash drive to the computer without connecting any other USB device. Other methods that worth to try is software and device driver upgrade.

If above mention tricks doesn`t work then it is most likely that the currently plugged in Kingston flash drive has become corrupted or unstable. Yes your Kingston USB flash drive can become subject of inaccessibility due to virus infection or simply due to extensive use of the device for a long time.

What about your data then?- You would have bought the SD or SDXC or Kingston flash drive to store huge amount of data that could be anything like photos, videos, business documents etc. but when disaster happens you will be left with nothing.

Am I horrifying you?- Well kind of scary. Instead let me tell you a way of resolving the issue. Even if Kingston USB not recognized windows 8, you can recover all your data from the device.

Kingston recovery  tool specifically designed for Kingston memory card, Kingston external hard drive, Kingston pen drive and other Kingston product can get back all your lost data from the unrecognized device. Photos, audios, videos, documents, etc. whatever type of file it is you don`t need to worry at all. Formatted drive, corrupted flash drive or even you have deleted files unintentionally; you can get them back by using this software. This Kingston recovery software has potential to restore files from external HDD not recognized within a fraction of seconds. To know more about the recovery tool, just go through the link: It can recover data from external hard drives like Pen Drives, USB drives, flash drive, SSD drive, etc. This tool has in-built algorithm which has potential to scan the device so that system can recognize the connected external hard drive and recover all lost data back.

This software is compatible to retrieve files from unrecognized external hard drive on both Windows and Mac OS.This software helps to get back files from external hard disk not recognized of different brands like Kingston, Maxtor, Toshiba, WD, etc. Thus, if you are using WD hard drive and lost data due to its corruption, then using this recovery app you can easily recover data from corrupted WD external hard drive at your fingertips.

Complete Process of Utilizing the Kingston Recovery Tool:

Step 1: Download and install the application to recover files from Kingston USB Device that is not recognized. After that, launch the software and click on “Recover Drives” from the main screen.

Recover Files from Kingston USB flash drive not recognized - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: In the second step, select “Partition Recovery” to restore files from USB flash drive not recognized.

Recover Files from Kingston USB not recognized by Windows - Choose Partition Recovery

Figure 2: Choose Partition Recovery

Step 3: As soon as you connect the external USB device, the system starts scanning the drives and displays them. Select the Device drive from the list and click on Next button in order to initiate the recovery process.

Kingston USB device Recovery- Select External Hard Drive

Figure 3: Select USB Drive

Step 4: Finally, you can view the recovered files using “Preview” and hence you can save the recovered files to the desired location.

Recover Files from Kingston flash drive not recognized - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

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