How to Fix Windows 10 Error The Driver Detected a Controller?

by Jack Tucker IT Support Engineer

Nowadays, BSOD error is becoming very terrifying for all computer users. Sometimes, these can be fixed easily, while some are pretty difficult to fix. However, in all the difficult error one of them is ‘The driver detected a controller’ error. It can show a message like on \Device\Ide\Ideport0 OR, on \device\harddisk0\dr0, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 or DR3, or it can show the name of the port or drive which is causing this issue on your computer system.

Though these Blue screen of Death error always stops you from opening any files available in your USB drive; sometimes it gets irritated for users. But don’t worry; we will help you in fixing the Windows 10 error ‘The Driver detected a Controller’. Below we discuss the steps, but before going further, we suggest you perform a full system scan and also create a restore point in case anything goes wrong, it will save your data automatically in the safe place.

Steps to Fix Window 10 Error ‘The Driver Detected a Controller’

To fix the Windows 10 error code, you need to follow the below-given steps in the exact sequence. Below we provide you with few fixes that help you in troubleshooting the issues. Here how to fix it:

Solution-1: Insert USB Drive to Different Port

Probably, it can be a cause of this error that certain parts of your computer have been damaged. Therefore, a temporary solution to this problem is that inserting USB drive in some other port. After trying this solution, many users have stated that switching to other port helped them in troubleshoot the error message.

Solution-2: Update USB Driver

Sometimes, users encounter Windows 10 error The Driver Detected a Controller as of any damaged, corrupted, or outdated drivers. Thus, updating the driver with the latest version is the best solution for fixing this issue. However, here we provide you two most effective ways by which you should able to fix this issue; manually search for the correct driver or prefer any easier path of automating the process. To manually updating a driver is a very time-consuming process and also irritating the users. Just follow the simple steps to fix this error easily. The steps are discussed below:

  1. Hit the Windows + R keys simultaneously on the keyboard to open the “Run” dialogue
  2. Under the Run dialogue box, type “devmgmt.msc” to open the Device Manager.
  3. Now, press the “Enter” key.
  4. After that, search for “Universal Serial Bus Controller” category.
  5. Then, click to expand the category’s contents, right-click on the USB device.
  6. Choose “Update Driver” from the available list.
  7. Lastly, select the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option.
  8. Finally, click on it to update your USB driver.

Jack Tucker is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry from last 10 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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