The Driver May Be Corrupted Or Missing (Code 39) – Windows 7

IT Support Forum Forums Windows Windows 7 Drivers and Devices The Driver May Be Corrupted Or Missing (Code 39) – Windows 7

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      Device manager reports this error:

      Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (Code 39).

      If you have a driver that cannot be loaded and is reporting corrupted or missing with code 39, try the following:

      • In Device Manager, uninstall the driver, reboot the PC and let Windows find the correct driver (skip this if it’s a device that’s core to the operation of Windows and will not work without it!)
      • Try searching Windows Update for a newer driver
      • Try searching the manufacturers website for a new version of the driver. If you can’t find it on the manufacturers website, find the hardware ID, if you can’t use it’s name and search Google
      • Try reinstalling the driver manually (specifically after uninstalling)
      • Try physically removing the device and plugin it back into a different connection (such as another PCI or USB slot – if it’s USB, plug it into a different hub / set of ports, such as the ones at the front of the PC instead of the back)

      Failing the above, if you still get The driver may be corrupted or missing (Code 39), you may have faulty hardware or an incompatibility with another piece of hardware or software.

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