If you use Windows 10 on your computer and you usually work with USB memory sticks, surely from time to time you have received a message when connecting your pendrive to the USB port of your computer. This message will indicate that an error has occurred when connecting your USB memory, such as the message: Do you want to analyze and repair USB memory? There could be problems with some files on this device or disk. This usually happens if the device or disk is removed before all the files have been written to it.
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This error message is not displayed exclusively when connecting a USB memory but can also be displayed when other types of devices are connected such as printers, external storage devices, etc. It usually happens when the computer cannot recognize the device.
That being said, many times, these errors are false positives. It is common to receive these types of error messages on devices that are working correctly even without any errors. While disabling these types of messages is not recommended, if you get the error too often without something wrong with your USB, perhaps disabling this message is something to consider in Windows 10.
In this tutorial we will show you step by step how to enable or disable the error message when connecting USB drives in Windows 10:
How to enable or disable USB stick problem messages in Windows 10
Method 1) How to Enable or Disable error message when connecting a USB memory from Windows 10 settings
– Press the keyboard shortcut: Windows key + I
– Once in Settings you should go to: Devices> USB
– In the main part of the screen you will find the option: Notify me if there is any problem connecting with USB devices.
– The box next to this option will be the one that you should check or uncheck depending on whether or not you want to continue receiving error messages when connecting a USB device such as a Pendrive.
Method 2) How to enable or disable error messages when connecting a USB stick from the Windows 10 registry editor
– Use the following keyboard shortcut to access the Run tool: Windows key + R
– In the run window enter the command Regedit and hit the Enter key to access the Windows 10 registry editor.
– Once in the registry editor you should go to the following key path:
– Right click on the blank space on the right side of the window and from the menu select: New> DWORD (32-bit)
– This key must be named as: NotifyOnUsbErrors
– Now you will have to double click on the NotifyOnUsbErrors key to edit it. When the key editing window is displayed, you will have 2 configuration options for the Value data field:
- Write the value 0 (zero) to disable error messages when connecting a USB
- Write the value 1 (one) to activate and receive error messages when connecting a USB
– Finally, you only have to click on the Accept button and exit the registry editor for the changes to take effect.
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