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Question: I have just installed a new device, or all of the sudden I am getting a Windows error code 3. What does this mean?

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If you have recently just installed a hardware device that requires drivers or if you have noticed all of the sudden you are getting a Windows error code of 3. Then this means only a couple of things.

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

Possible Solutions:

If the driver is corrupted, uninstall the driver and scan for new hardware to install the driver again. To scan for new hardware, click the Action menu in Device Manager, and then select Scan for hardware changes.

If the computer has insufficient or low memory to run the device, you can close some applications to make memory available. To check memory and system resources, right click My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings in Performance field.

You may have to install additional random access memory (RAM). On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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