If your XAMPP app looks similar to the picture above … if you are not able to access website via localhost or your lan IP … or if you can’t access you local server from other devices … you need to check again your installation.
Be sure you didn’t installed the VM version (as promoted on their home page). Check the download page and download and install the normal version of XAMPP.
It may have happened to you that the moment you connect the USB, the computer fails to recognize it and displays an error message “USB Device Not Recognized”. This is a typical USB issue which drives the user to frustration.
USB Device Not Recognized error message
Picture this, it’s your marriage anniversary and you wish to relive those joyous moments all over again. You want to cherish your marriage memories which will live for many years to come. To celebrate your anniversary, you decide to treasure the wonderful moments shared with your partner and consider celebrating your marriage for a second, third, or infinite number of times.
For that, you connect your USB drive which has the video file of your marriage ceremony. While watching your marriage ceremony, the computer shuts down unexpectedly. After a few minutes, when you restart the system and reconnect the USB, you run into an error i.e. your USB is not detected by the computer. As luck would have it, the system is unable to read the USB, and consequently, it ruins your happy moments. Can it be any more annoying than this?
You can relive the moments as there are several methods which can fix “USB not detected” issue. That said, let’s get into the methods to resolve the USB detection error.
Methods to fix “USB not detected” error
Method #1: Restart your system
Safely remove the USB and shutdown the system. Unplug the cable from the power outlet and wait for a few minutes. This will reset the USB hub and all the microprocessors. Restart your system again. In the case of a laptop, you can remove the battery and then restart it.
Method #2: Disconnect your USB
Another method is to disconnect the USB device, restart the system, and then connect the USB. If the particular USB port is unable to recognize it, then you can connect it to the different ports. Sometimes there are hardware issues which results in USB not detected error.
Method #3: Update Device Drive
Are you using the latest drive? Have you installed the necessary updates? There might be a possibility that you’re running an outdated device which is causing the USB detection error. You need to update the drive. Here’s how:
Go to Control Panel and select Device Manager
Locate the unknown device. Right click on it, select Properties < Driver
Finally, select Update Driver tab
Method #4: Windows USB Troubleshooter
You can use Windows troubleshooter utility and fix the issue. If you’re not that good with the command line or doesn’t want to get into the technical aspects, then this method will suffice. All you have to do is just click on the “USB not detected” error and choose from the two given options as shown in the figure below:
Windows troubleshooting process
Method #5: Uninstall USB
Another method is to safely uninstall the USB and connect it without having to restart the system. To uninstall the USB device, follow these steps:
Go to Control Panel < Device Manager
Navigate the USB (unknown device), right click on it and select Uninstall
After uninstalling the USB device, restart your system
Uninstall the USB
Method #6:Other Feasible Options
If you’re still unable to fix the “USB not detected” issue, then your step would be to recover the data from the USB. Chances are that the problem could be due to hardware failure. It could be that the computer crashed or the USB turned inaccessible. Either way, you may lose your data. In the worst case scenario, if you lose your data, then a data recovery software will bring it back. That being said, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Professional is a viable option to retrieve your lost data. With 3 easy steps – Scan, Preview & Recover, restore your marriage video with ease!
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
Sometimes your USB controller turns unstable or corrupt; therefore, try connecting it to the system via a cable. Furthermore, make it a point to install the latest important hardware updates to prevent any similar issues and have the backup of your marriage video so that you can retrieve it under severe data loss situations.
The Bottom Line
USB related issues should not impede your joyous moments. Now you know several methods to counter the “USB not detected” error. This is the ultimate guide to resolve the issue and if you have another hack, feel free to add it in the comments section.
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Last week I tested a data recovery tool called EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. I was surprised to see that all my files are not deleted even if I empty Trash and format the drive. All data was still there and that tool made an extremely good job recovering my files.
Therefore I just go searching for explanations. There was a simple solution. The modern digital storage devices use multiple levels of data protection in order to prevent accidental data loss. Data is protected both hardware and software and modern devices are quite reliable now. For example, removing your USB memory during reading or writing data will most probable keep your data save even if this action is strongly not recommended (you should always remove your drive safely). Software protection works quite simple, it just not delete files, only overwrites them. If you delete a file and empty the Trash, that file will just be set as “free” and nothing else. The memory used by that file is not changed until another file will be written.
If you need to sell any storage device (usb drive, hard disk, ssd, your mac, pc, phone, SD card and so on) you need to be aware that the buyer might be able to restore some of your personal data. Your iPhone and Mac store your data encrypted by default and you should be safe, but other drives you might use are usually not protected. For example, I used a USB hard disk (500GB) to store my files. A couple of days ago I got another external drive and I moved all my data from it. Empty my trash and was curious of what I can recover from it… and surprise surprise, all my data was there.
If you want to permanently delete your data from a drive you need to:
1. Open Disk Utility
3. Select your drive and click Erase
4. Go to Security Options… for extra settings. You can choose between faster or more secure and 2 steps between:
Fastest: This option does not securely erase the files on the disk. A disk recovery application may be able to recover the files.
Fast: This option writes a pass of random data and then a single pass of zeros over the entire disk. It erases the information used to access your files and writes over the data 2 times.
Secure: This option is a DOE-compliant 3-pass secure erase. It writes two passes of random data followed by a single pass of known data over the entire disk. It erases the information used to access your files and writes over the data 3 times.
Most secure: This option meets the US Department of Defense (DoD) 5220-22 M standard for securely erasing magnetic media. It erases the information used to access your files and writes over the data 7 times.
Last days I ran into some strange behaviour of this blog. I tried to post a new article and save a Draft. It worked good until I uploaded an image. Saving the draft or saving the post was redirecting me to a non-existing page (404 page error) without saving any changes to my article. I was able to recover some data from the browser backup but again saving was not possible and the information lost. Then I close the browser and any backup was lost for good and that was very … very frustrating.
Therefore I searched for solutions… first thing I found on the internet was linked to my permalink structure. Suggestions are to go to Dashboard and then Settings -> Permalink and save again your permalink settings … and again …. 404 error page. Then I chose the default permalink called “Plain” and I was able to save that change. What was even more frustrated was that I was no longer able to come back to my custom settings. I was getting a Not Acceptable error.
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /wp-admin/options-permalink.php could not be found on this server.
Additionally, a 406 Not Acceptable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Came back to my article and with so many frustration and tries, I was able to write and publish it … but my entire website was a fiasco with broken links and no traffic from search engines.
Second fix from the internet was changing .htaccess… Actually something related to mod_security. I start digging for documentation and try with .htaccess fix but no results. This step was not solving my problem but brought me closer to it.
If you host permit, adding the following lines to your .htaccess file will disable your mod_security and fix your problem:
In my case this was not working … but I had the inspiration to check in my CPANEL for Mod Security settings. And I was lucky. 1. In CPANEL in the security section you can find ModSecurity:
2. Disable it for your website (be aware of the risks and do it permanently or just when is needed then turn it back on):
3. Do your magic on your blog. Changing back your permalink custom settings will work fine, as well as posting and uploading files.
Take your time and read a little bit about Mod Security. And have fun!
With my new PC, Firefox is crashing very often. I’m finding myself in front of a not responding browser or just a fully white window. In some cases the web-page elements became full black or there are some graphical glitches (in text, images and videos). The solution was to minimize/maximize and wait for some time, change the focus to other app, move one tab to a new window or simply scroll up or down. This solutions sometimes work, but most of the time they doesn’t and I need to open task manager and end Firefox. I have the latest Firefox version (51.0.1) and latest graphic drivers.
Well … the the actual solution to this problem is quite simple. You just need to disable “Disable Hardware Acceleration“.
1. Go to “Menu” -> “Options“
2. Go to “Advanced” and disable “Use hardware acceleration when available“.