Many helpful tools are portable and every IT admin uses these tools from USB memory key.
Usually USB devices are really easy to install and use on different computers. But sometime problems happen when you insert a USB device and for some unknown reason it isn't recognized or cause a hardware error.
A good way is delete entries generated from this installation and install again. To help to perform this maintenance there is a good tool called USBDeview made by Nirtsoft.
Using this program you can see all USB devices configured on a local or remote computer, and see many information: device name and description, device type, serial number, the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and many others.
Also you can perform other maintenance tasks, in addition to report functions, there are basic commands to disconnect or delete USB devices.
USBDeview is released as freeware and the nice feature is a portable application. You have only to run the USBDeview.exe program, and that's it. See the result and check if there is something wrong.