Yesterday, I tried using a usb-c to lightning port wire to transfer data on my iPhone 11 to my laptop. My laptop would immediately recognize the phone and then "unrecognize" it, only supplying it power but not letting me access its files. This happened on all my usb-c ports. I thought it was my drivers so I updated some of my drivers through GeForce after trying and failing to install the Windows Update drivers, but then my Acer x34 Predator ultrawide monitor, which is connected to my laptop by a usb-c to display port wire, stopped displaying my laptop. My laptop is saying that it is connected to a monitor but the monitor is turned off...
I know for sure my Monitor, phone, and wires work as I tried them on other laptops and those worked. My other ports even work too: my laptop is charging, the HDMI and regular USB port work as well. I am one hundred percent sure my USB-C ports stopped working properly.
I've tried a multitude of things.
Updating the drivers don't work because for some reason it keeps giving me an error 0x800f0986 during the install. I've tried a bunch of methods fixing that but none of them work.
Resetting my computer to the state I first got it in did not fix the solution.
Holding the power button for 5 seconds, after shutting it off did not work. Neither did 30 seconds.
Uninstalling the USB Root Hub drivers did not work.
Setting my laptop to not turn off those devices when trying to save power did not work.