So I've had this problem for a few months now. I go and plug in ANY usb device besides my printer, mouse, or keyboard and it says windows cannot recognize this device. I've been through device manager, uninstalled drivers, disabled, reenabled, restarted, hard reset, unplugged, replugged, etc and I cannot figure out the problem!
is your motherbord driver installed like USB,SOUND, etc ! if Ok
try from back panel PC there are 4 or more plug for USB
Check Plug cable Usb front in Mobo sure right if cannot connect this hardware broken
I assume you've got front and back USB ports? Try plugging something that you know does work (like your mouse) into the same USB port you've previously plugged the other devices. If it still doesn't work, it may be a case of front/back USB ports being disabled, or there could be a problem with your motherboard's USB controller.