The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected appears repeatedly Fix 5

This guide will show you on Windows 10 or other Windows PC to deal with the repeating error:

“The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected”

I personally encountered this error on connecting my Samsung Galaxy Smartphone to my PC. I transferred a file and disconnected the phone only to get the error.

After trying repeatedly to hit OK the error would only appear over and over again without the message going away.

Devices this Happens with?

Seems this can happen on any Windows PC especially Windows 10. This can happen after disconnecting any phone or device, such as Samsung Galaxy Smartphones, Android or other device.

The error itself can keep reappearing until the underling problem is solved which may not be apparent.

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see how this is done step by step.

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How to Fix the Error?

The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected
The Error

1.First thing go ahead and reconnect your smartphone to your computer.

2.Hit OK on the error and should stop.

3.Now to get rid of the error totally close any Apps or windows associated with your smartphone.

This includes open folders, Pictures, Videos, Apps on your PC that connect to the phone and more. Give a minute.

4.Disconnect the phone again. The error should now not reappear.

5.Alternatively you can also try rebooting or restarting the PC as it may help.

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5 thoughts on “The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected appears repeatedly Fix

  • Glenn

    Didn’t work for me. Besides the message in the middle of the screen, I often get 4 messages (for one disconnect) at the bottom of the screen.

  • Bryce

    This did no work for me. Every time I plug in my phone to my laptop, and the unplug it, I get like 30 of these messages that all pop up at once. And then it seems to happen again soon thereafter, even if I haven’t plugged back in my phone.

      • J Lilly

        Nope. Tried using the settings to disconnect there, still did it. Tried making sure every single thing open on the computer regarding the phone was closed, nope. Still get like 10 of these messages that pop up after disconnecting. And strange enough a day or so later, MORE of these will randomly pop up, like it’s unhappy I EVER disconnected the thing and will continue letting me know it!

  • Rick

    My specific problem is with my iPhone. It does not appear on the list of devices from the taskbar. I’m forced to just unplug it. I would like this annoying message to never appear.