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Dealing With Code 37 Error

May 27th, 2012 No comments

Code 37 is one of the errors displayed whenever the Device Manager in your computer encounters issues. It will be displayed as:

Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37).’

If this happens and you want to learn more of the details of this error, you can do so by checking the Device Status from the device’s properties option.

Do keep in mind that this type of error is exclusive to the Device Manager and if it occurs elsewhere in Windows, there is the possibility that it is a system error code, which should not be troubleshooted as a Device Manager issue.

What causes Code 37 error?

The Code 37 error message is displayed whenever the driver for a specific hardware that you are trying to install cannot be accessed by the computer.

How to troubleshoot Code 37 Error

1. One of the first steps that you can do to troubleshoot Code 37 error is to restart your computer, since there is the possibility that the error is caused by a temporary problem with the device.

2. If you have recently installed a device or made changes in the Device Manager before the Code 37 error message was generated, there is the possibility that this caused the error. To fix this, all you need to do is undo any changes and restart your computer. You can also remove or reconfigure the device you have recently installed, roll back the driver to the recent version before you updated it, or use the System Restore to undo all recent changes in the Device Manager.

3. One of the most common reasons why Code 37 is generated is the corruption of the registry values in the CD/DVD ROM Drive Class registry key. If this is the case, you can fix this by deleting the upper and lower filters registry values.

4. Another possible solution for the Code 37 error is to uninstall and reinstall the device drivers for your hardware. Do keep in mind that reinstallation of the driver is not the same as updating it, since the former involves complete removal of the installed driver and allowing Window to install it again.

5. You should also try updating the device driver to fix the Code 37 error.

6. If all the suggestions above did not work, the next best thing that you can do is to replace the hardware device that is causing the Code 37 error.


Fixing Code 31 Errors

May 22nd, 2012 No comments

The Code 31 is a Device Manager error code and displayed in the following way:

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)’

If this happens on your computer and you want to learn more of its details, you can check the information out in the Device Status area by clicking on the device’s properties option. Do keep in mind that this is an error that is specifically for the Device Manager and if it shows elsewhere in Windows, there is the possibility that it is a system error code which you cannot troubleshoot as one of the issues of the Device Manager.

What causes Code 31 error?

There are many reasons why a Code 31 error message is generated your computer and when this happens, Windows is prevented from loading the needed driver for the hardware device that you are trying to access. The good thing is, you can easily troubleshoot Code 31 error, regardless of what the root cause is.

Troubleshooting Code 31 Error

1. One of the first things that you would do when troubleshooting a Code 31 Error would be to restart your computer. This is because there is the possibility that the Code 31 error is caused by a temporary issue with the Device Manager, which can be easily resolved by rebooting your computer.

2. If you have recently installed a new device or changed settings in the Device Manager, then there is a possibility that these have caused the Code 31 Error message to be displayed by your computer. if this is the cause for the Code 31 error, all you need to do is revert back to the original settings and restart your computer. If this doesn’t solve the issue, try the following:

  • Roll back the driver to the most recent version before updating it
  • Remove or reconfigure the device you have recently installed
  • Use system restore to undo all changes that you made in the Device Manager
3. You can also try deleting the Upper and Lower Filters registry values since the corruption of the two registry values in CD-ROM/DVD Drive Class registry key can also cause Code 31 errors.
3. You can also try deleting the Upper and Lower Filters registry values since the corruption of the two registry values in CD-ROM/DVD Drive Class registry key can also cause Code 31 errors.
4. Update device drivers by installing the latest drivers which you can get from the manufacturing company.
5. If all else fails, you may need to replace the hardware which causes the Code 31 error.

Maintaining Your Computer The Right Way

May 17th, 2012 No comments

There are many reasons why a computer can breakdown and make you lose all the data you have stored in it for years. These include fried motherboard because of a dirty fan, hard drive crash, or virus attacks. When these things happen, you should learn how valuable it is to maintain your computer at all times.

Prevention is still better than cure and this is also applicable in today’s technological devices.   If you want to keep your PC running in its most optimum performance at all times, below are just some preventive measures that you can do on it.

Back up your data every now and then

One of the most important things that you need to do is to consistently make a back up of all the files in your hard drive. Although hardware devices will keep the computer running and working, all the data stored in the hard drive is the real investment when it comes to computer usage. This is especially true if you are the type of person who spends money on digital files and effort on authoring different documents. If you fail to backup all your data, then you might end up with a lot of regrets.

Make sure you update regularly

One of the most important things that a lot of us fail to do is to keep our computers updated. Since a lot of people can now access the internet, viruses, junk mail, worms, security breaches, software conflicts, and hardware incompatibilities are now a part of our daily lives.  If you do not want to damage your OS with these things, you can always update the latest fixes, patches, and device drivers that you can find on the internet.

Always keep your computer clean

The computer runs a bit faster if you keep it clean. As much as possible, uninstall programs that you seldom or never use, so that your computer will have no problems in running other programs. It is also important that you keep all your files and folders organized, to prevent the build up of ‘dust and grime’ inside your computer’s software and help it run smooth every time you use it.

Understanding Different Device Manager Error Codes

May 12th, 2012 1 comment

Device Manager error codes pertain specifically to issues in the Device Manager of your computer. These messages are generated when the device that you are trying to access cannot be started or when you encounter issues on the device drivers, hardware problems, or system resource conflicts.

Whenever trying to troubleshoot issues on your computer, make sure that you already know that Device Manager error codes are different from system error codes, even though they both display the same code numbers at times. Whenever you see the error code outside the Device Manager area, then you can breathe a sigh of relief since it is not a Device Manager error code.

If you are unfamiliar with the different kinds of error codes for your computer’s Device Manager, below are some of the code errors you may encounter:

Code 1

‘This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)’

Code 3 

‘The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)’

Code 10

‘This device cannot start. (Code 10)’

Code 12

‘This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)’
Code 14
‘This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)
Code 16
‘Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. (Code 16)’
Code 18
‘Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18)’
Code 19
‘Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)’
Code 21
‘Windows is removing this device. (Code 21)’
Code 22
‘This device is disabled. (Code 22)’
Code 24
‘This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)’
Code 28

 ‘The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)’

Code 29

‘This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)’
Code 31
‘This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)’
Code 32
‘A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)’
Code 33
‘Windows cannot determine which resources are required for this device. (Code 33)’
Code 34
‘Windows cannot determine the settings for this device. Consult the documentation that came with this device and use the Resource tab to set the configuration. (Code 34)’
Code 38
‘Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)’
Code 39
‘Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)’
Code 40
‘Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly. (Code 40)’
Code 41
‘Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)’
Code 42
‘Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)’
Code 43
‘Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)’
Code 44
‘An application or service has shut down this hardware device. (Code 44)’
Code 45
‘Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)’
Code 46
‘Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the process of shutting down. (Code 46)’

Code 47

‘Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal, but it has not been removed from the computer. (Code 47)’

Code 48

‘The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)’

Code 49

‘Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit). (Code 49)’

Code 52

‘Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)’

There are different ways of fixing these errors including rebooting your computer, uninstalling the device driver, updating software drivers, or even total replacement of the hardware if needed.Before trying to troubleshoot the issue however, make sure that you have understood exactly what the code error is so that you will not create more problems for your computer.

Getting To Know Version 9.3.0.1019 Intel Chipset Device Software

May 7th, 2012 No comments

The Intel Chipset Device Software Version 9.3.0.1019 is now available for download and this is important when it comes to installing Window INF files. Before proceeding, you should know that INF updates made by Intel are not ‘drivers’ exactly but rather, are updates for other important files that direct Windows when it comes to using hardware devices that are Intel integrated.

If however you still haven’t experienced any issues with your hardware devices, then doing such updates isn’t really necessary.

The Version 9.3.0.1019 of the Intel Chipset Device software is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows XP. Before hitting that download button, make sure that you know what type of file you need: either 32-bit or 64-bit driver file.

Below are the Intel chipsets that this download is applicable for, so make sure that you check if your device is included before downloading the update:

  • Intel 875P Chipset
  • Intel 865 Chipset Family
  • Intel 848P Chipset
  • Intel E7210 Chipset
  • Intel 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub
  • Intel 915 Express Chipset Family
  • Intel 925X Express Chipset Family
  • Intel 910 Express Chipset Family
  • Intel E7525 Chipset
  • Intel E7520 Chipset
  • Intel E7320 Chipset
  • Intel E7520 Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel E7221 Chipset
  • Mobile Intel 910GML Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel 915 Express Chipset Family
  • Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
  • Intel E7230 Chipset
  • Intel E8500 Chipset
  • Intel 975X Express Chipset
  • Intel E8501 Chipset
  • Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
  • Intel 946 Express Chipset Family
  • Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
  • Intel 3 Series Chipsets
  • Mobile Intel 915GME Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel 945GME Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel GME965 Express Chipset
  • Intel Q35 Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel 915GV Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel 945G Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel Q965 Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel 4 Series Chipset
  • Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
  • Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel Q45 Express Chipset (embedded)
  • Intel X58 Express Chipset
  • Intel 5 Series Chipset
  • Mobile Intel 5 Series Chipset
  • Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel HM57 Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel QM57 Express Chip
  • Mobile Intel QS57 Express Chipset
  • Intel 82801HM I/O Controller Hub (ICH8M)
  • Intel 6 Series Chipset
  • Intel NM10 Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel 6 Series Chipset

Dealing With Code 10 Errors

May 2nd, 2012 No comments

There are many Device Manager error codes and this includes Code 10 error, which is displayed as ‘This device cannot start. (Code 10)’, whenever the hardware device you are trying to access cannot be started. Whenever this happens, you can always check the details from the Device Status option from the device properties.

Do keep in mind however, that Device Manager error codes such as Code 10, are specifically for the Device Manager. Whenever it appears elsewhere in your Windows OS, there is the possibility that it is a system error code which you should not consider troubleshooting as one of the Device Manager issues.

What are the causes for the Code 10 Error?

A Code 10 error is generated and displayed whenever your computer’s Device Manager cannot start a specific hardware device due to corrupted or outdated device drivers. This is one of the reasons why it is also important for you to constantly check and download driver updates not only to keep the device functioning properly, but also to enjoy new features offered by the manufacturing company. Although the code 10 error message refers to Device Manager issues, it cannot pinpoint which specific driver or device hardware is having problems.

How to troubleshoot the Code 10 error

1. Restart your PC, since there is a slight chance that the cause of the Code 10 error is due to some temporarily problems in the Device Manager. If this is the case, rebooting your computer may do the trick.

2. If you have installed or updated a device before the Code 10 error appeared, there is the possibility that this has caused the Code 10 error. Solutions include removal or the reconfiguration of the device that you have recently installed, or the use of the roll back device driver or system restore to undo any recent changes you have made on the Device Manager.

3. If the mentioned solutions above fail, you always have the option of re-installing the drivers for your device. Remember however, that this is different from updating the driver since the former process entails the complete removal of the driver and installing it again from the very start.

4. Update the device drivers.

5. Installing the most recent Windows service pack may also resolve the issue.

6. Delete upper and lower filter values in the computer’s registry.

7. If all the solutions suggested above still fail after trying them over and over again, the next best thing that you could do is replace the hardware completely since there is also the possibility that the Code 10 error is coming from the malfunctioning hardware device.