I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. The laptop has two USB ports. One of them, which is the only one I use, suddenly stopped working while the devices were plugged into it.
I plugged the failed devices into the second port, and they worked fine. Knowing that the problem was the port and not the devices, I started troubleshooting it by restarting (several times) and looking in Device Manager.
In Device Manager, a USB device has a yellow warning sign and it says "Unknown USB Device (Set Address Failed)." I uninstalled this device and restarted, but it just says the same thing again. If I click properties, the device's status is "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (Code 43)."
I should also note that when I plug a device into the bad port, it lights up, so it seems to be getting power from the port. The devices don't seem to have any corruption or data loss.
Thanks for any help.
Edited by Snax111, 13 January 2017 - 03:44 PM.