It is definitely very annoying to have to deal with error from USB device about him current status detected on Windows, but don’t worry that we have a solution; or rather, several possible solutions to this annoying inconvenience.

How to fix USB device over current status detected error in Windows

Diagnose and connect USB devices, one at a time

First we are going to have to turn off the computer, we unplug all the USB devices from the computer. We wait a few minutes and turn on the PC again; now we are going to have to connect all the USB devices, one at a time.

Every time we connect a USB device, we must restart the computer. In this way we can rule out that the problem is a specific USB device. We can even identify if a USB port is the one that is generating the overcurrent status detection error. If this is the case, we can change that USB port or avoid using it.

Disconnect the front USB ports

At this point, if we don’t understand too much about hardware, it’s better not even to try. All computers are relatively different, so we have to have certain knowledge to achieve this.

We will turn off the computer completely, we unplug the power cable. We open the box or cabinet of our computer. We look for the motherboard and here the USB connectors. Once we locate the pins and the plug, we unplug the connector. Now we turn on the computer and check if the error persists.

In case the message does not appear, it means that the USB socket is the problem. In this case it is simple to replace it.

Check if the bridge is missing

In this case it is also very likely that we need to understand well about hardware. We can also take the computer to a specialized service.

We turn off the computer completely and unplug it from the electricity. We open the computer case and check the internal USB port to see if any jumpers are missing on the internal USB ports. If we see that a bridge is missing in a place, we will have to place a bridge in shorts 1 and 2.

Update BIOS

All OEM manufacturers have utilities that allow us to easily update BIOS, firmware, and drivers. So we will have to look for ours depending on the manufacturer, obviously.

  • In case we have a Dell computer, we will have to go to the website of
  • For those users who have ASUS it is possible to download the MyASUS BIOS update utility from the Microsoft Store.
  • ACER users, you can from the web. We will enter the serial number / SNID or search for the product by model, select BIOS / Firmware and download it.
  • Lenovo users can use Lenovo’s System Update Tool from their website.
  • For HP users, we can also use HP Support Assistant.

And basically that would be it. In case you cannot solve the problem, the only alternative we have is to simply take it to a specialized technical service.

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