I have Windows 8.1 64-bit, Arduino IDE 1.8.13, Arduino UNO R3 (with that ATmega chip)
and I have 3 cords
1st cord (the usual blue cord that comes with the board) behaves: responds but gives an error:
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
A request for the USB device descriptor failed.
and Power LED illuminates in half brightness with LED Pin 13 not illuminating
2nd cord (Printer cord from decade ago) behaves: no response, no error (no status update whether something has been attached to the port) but the Power LED and LED Pin 13 illuminates in full brightness
3rd cord (pretty bad cord with old copper that easily breaks) behaves: responds but with error (maybe shorted because my PC's bluetooth dongle disconnects everytime I plug it in) and Power LED and LED Pin 13 blinks 2 times simultaneously and stops and blink rapidly in loop