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Question: What does this Windows error Code 38 mean exactly?

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A Windows error Code 38 will display or populate a error somewhere inside your computer and will look similar to this message here:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)


The driver could not be loaded because a previous instance is still loaded. Restart the computer.

Microsoft's current solution to this is:

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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