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Question: I am getting a Windows error Code 41. What does this mean and how can I fix this?

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If you are getting a Windows Error Code 41 then you are probably seeing a message that looks similar to this somewhere on your computer:

Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

What does all of this mean?:

A driver was loaded but Windows cannot find the device. This error occurs when Windows does not detect a non-Plug and Play device.

Possible solutions to fix this issue:

[A.]If the device was removed, uninstall the driver, install the device, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver. If the hardware was not removed, obtain a new or updated driver for the device.

[B.]If the device is a non-Plug and Play device, a newer version of the driver might be needed. To install non-Plug and Play devices, use the Add Hardware Wizard. Click Performance and Maintenance on Control Panel, click System, and on the Hardware tab, click Add Hardware Wizard.

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

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