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Question: What does this Windows Error Code 48 mean?

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A Windows Error Code 48 will populate or display a error message that looks similar to the following:

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)

Possible Solution

Obtain and install a new or updated driver from the hardware vendor.

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

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