arduino to computer usb is acting up

I got a new USB for my arduino uno to my laptop. I have a strange issue though. I have installed all the drivers and everything etc. but it kept saying "Unknown USB device (device descripter request failed)". However I uninstalled the driver and plugged it all over my laptops different usb ports several times until It randomly started working. I was uploading sketches and it was all working but then it happened again and yet again after another 10 minutes of random fiddling with it worked again. Finally after 2 more hours its done it again. Can someone please help me solve this issue.

Try an other cable...