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Question: What does Windows error Code 37 mean?

A Windows error Code 37 will usually display a error message that looks similar to this:

Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)

How to Troubleshoot:

The driver returned failure from its Driver Entry routine. Uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall or upgrade the driver.

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

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Question: I am getting a Windows error Code 49. How can I fix this?

Windows error Code 49 will populate or produce an error that looks similar to the following message:

Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit). (Code 49)

Possible Solutions to fix this:

To fix this problem, you should first try uninstalling any hardware devices that you are no longer using. If that does not solve the problem, you will have to reinstall Windows.

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Question: What is Windows error Code 36 mean? Is there anything I can do to fix this message?

Windows error Code 36 will populate or produce a error message on your computer that looks similar to the following:

This device is requesting a PCI interrupt but is configured for an ISA interrupt (or vice versa). Please use the computer's system setup program to reconfigure the interrupt for this device. (Code 36)

Recommended solution from Microsoft:

Error Message translates to -> Interrupt request (IRQ) translation failed.

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Question: What does Windows error Code 35 mean?

Windows error Code 35 will produce an error that looks like this:

Your computer's system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. To use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update. (Code 35)

Microsoft's recommended solution to this is:

The Multiprocessor System (MPS) table, which stores the resource assignments for the BIOS, is missing an entry for your device and has to be updated.

Obtain a new BIOS from the system vendor.

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Question: What does Windows error Code 34 mean exactly?

Windows error Code 34 will produce or populate an error message that looks like this:

Windows cannot determine the settings for this device. Consult the documentation that came with this device and use the Resource tab to set the configuration. (Code 34)Possible Solution

The device requires manual configuration. Change the hardware settings by setting jumpers or running a vendor-supplied tool, and then use the Resources tab in Device Manager to configure the device.

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Question: What does Windows error Code 33 mean?

Windows error Code 33 will produce or populate an error that looks similar to the following:

Windows cannot determine which resources are required for this device. (Code 33)

Recommended resolution

The translator that determines the types of resources required by the device has failed.
Contact the hardware vendor, and configure or replace hardware.
On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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Question: Windows error Code 32. How do I fix this error? What do I have to do?

Windows error Code 32 will populate or produce an error that looks similar to the following:

A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

Recommended resolution:

The start type for this driver is set to disabled in the registry. Uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall or upgrade the driver.

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Question: Service has been disabled on a driver in Windows. I get a Windows error Code 31. How do I fix this?

Windows error Code 31 will produce or populate a error message that says something along the lines of:

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

Microsoft's only recommendation for this is:

Windows cannot load the driver. Try updating the driver for this device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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Question: What does Windows error Code 31 mean?

Windows error Code 31 will produce or populate a error message that says exactly the following somewhere on your computers configuration settings:

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

Microsoft's Recommended Resolution:

Windows cannot load the driver. Try updating the driver for this device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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Question: What does the Windows error code 29 mean and how do I fix this?

This error means that a device has been disabled due to Firmware issues with the device. This error code will print or populate a error message that says exactly the following on your computer:

This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)

Microsoft's Recommended Resolution

Enable the device in the BIOS of the device. For information about how to make this change, see the hardware documentation or contact the hardware vendor.

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Question: What does Windows error code 28 mean exactly?

Windows error code 28 means you do not have drivers installed for a current or new Hardware device on your computer. This error will populate a error in exactly this format: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

The only recommended solution for this is to install the drivers for this device, click Update Driver. This starts the Hardware Update Wizard.

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Question: Windows error code 24, what does this mean and how do I fix it on my computer?

Windows error code 24 will print or produce a message on your computer somewhere that states the following:

This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)

This means that the device does not appear to be present. The problem could be bad hardware, or a new driver might be needed.

Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal. After you remove the device, this error disappears.

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

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Question: What does Windows error code 22 mean?

This device is disabled. (Code 22)

Are you getting a message on your computer that looks like the message printed above? If so, you may want to perform the following action:

Recommended resolution

The device is disabled because a user disabled it by using Device Manager. Click Enable Device. This starts the Enable Device wizard.

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Question: I am getting a strange Windows error code 19. What does this mean and how do I try to fix this?

Are you getting a message that looks like the following?:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you can first try running a Troubleshooting Wizard. If that does not work, you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

Recommended resolution:

A registry problem was detected.

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Question: I am getting this message: Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18). Now what?

If you are receiving the following Windows error code which says:

"Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18)"

You will want to do the following:

Click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Alternately, you can uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reload the drivers.

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Questions: I am getting a Windows error code 16. What is this and how can I fix this issue?

Are you getting a windows error code of 16 and being prompted with the following error?:

Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. (Code 16)

Then there are a couple of things you will want to do to resolve this error.

What's going on with this? -> The device is only partially configured.

Recommended resolution:

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Question: I see a error that says "This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)" What is this?

Are you seeing a message that says:

This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)?

Then all you have to do is click on the [ Start Menu ], Click [ Shutdown ], then click on [ Restart ] and reboot Windows and the computer.

Wellah! Thats it folks.

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Question: What does this Windows error code(s) 11 and 12 mean?

Windows error codes 11-12 will produce an error that looks like the following:

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12) or (Code 11)

Microsoft will recommend that you go over the following solutions below ->

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Question: What does "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" mean? What is happening?

If the device has a FailReasonString value in its hardware key, that string appears as the error message. The driver or enumerator puts this registry string value there. If there is no FailReasonString in the hardware key, you receive the following error message:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

:

Device failed to start. Click Update Driver to update the drivers for this device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

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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?

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.

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Question: I am getting a Windows error (code 1). What is this and how do I fix it?

Have you recently just installed some kind of hardware device and noticed somewhere along the lines you are getting a Windows error code: 1? This Windows code means that you have not properly installed the new hardware device.

Microsoft's solution to this is:

This device has no drivers installed or is incorrectly configured. Update the driver(s) by clicking Update Driver. This starts the Hardware Update wizard. If updating the driver does not work, see your hardware documentation for more information.

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Question/User Report: Why can't access any of my networked computers from XP? What happened?

Now there are many many things that could have caused this. The answers to this are listed all up and down search engines like google.com. Get cracking at it LOL! But I came across this one on another site and due to it's unique nature, I thought this would be worth sharing. I don't think that this unique solution would be listed on too many websites.

The users end solution was to do the following:

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Question: I have connected a networking (CAT-5) cable from my computer to another. It says that the cable is unplugged. Why?

Okay, so you plugged in a normal CAT-5 cable from your computer to another. Your trying to play a game with a friend or share or download files off the targeted computer you connected the two cables too, but your computers display that the network adapter's cable is still unplugged. You see this message most likely near your Windows clock or System Tray.

Likely you are using a standard CAT-5 cable (called a "straight-thru" CAT-5 cable) that is designed to connect a computer to a hub/router/switch or directly to a cable modem. You will need a non-standard CAT-5 cable (called a "crossover" or "cross connect" CAT-5 cable) to setup a direct computer to computer network (Peer to Peer Networking). You can find these at your local computer hardware store but just make sure you buy the one that says [Crossover] or [Cross Connect] or you'll end up buying the same cable you had before. These may be harder to find now a days as this method of networking is pretty much phased out and not used as much as it used to be during my Quake 1 and Duke Nukem multiplayer days with my buddy next door in the early 1990's. Once you have the correct CAT-5 Cable inserted from your computer to the computer you want to network to you should see a new message that looks like the following:

Your network adapter is now plugged in.



Then you should be good to go, not much else to it. Make sure your basic Protocols are installed like TCP/IP, and maybe NetBui or IPX/SPX.

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Question: Why does Outlook Express keep asking me for my password no matter what I do?

Is Outlook Express constantly asking you for your password whenever you have it open or you are trying to 'Send/Receive' email? This is caused by a damaged Registry key. To Remove the broken Key in Windows XP please read below for a set of instructions on removing the damaged registry key.

1.) Click Start, click Run, and then type regedt32 in the Open box.
2.) Locate the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage System Provider

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Question: How come when I reboot Windows XP skips the Welcome Screen and loads the Administrator desktop instead?

Windows XP Users: All XP Versions

Have you ran into the problem where you reboot and the Windows XP Welcome screen never comes up and you find your computer has just loaded the Administrator desktop instead of giving you a chance to choose which user or desktop you wanted to select? There is a very easy fix for this, please read further below.

The possible solution:


1.) Click on the Start Menu.
2.) Click on RUN.
3.) Type in: control userpasswords2 into the empty field and then click on OK

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Question: Why do I see a login screen that says [Computer-Name/Guest] and won't allow me to enter a valid username?

When using Microsoft Windows:

Do you see a message that says something like "Computer's Name/Guest" in a login box but it's all grayed out and won't allow you to type in anything else like a valid username when accessing a computer over your Network? Below are a few steps you can take to work around this little problem you might be facing.

Solution #1:


1.) Open up your Control Panel Window.
2.) Click and open up Administrative Tools and choose Computer Management.
3.) Select Local Users and Groups, double click on Users and then right-click on Guests.
4.) Finally, left click on Properties and make sure Uncheck account has been disabled.


Solution #2:


The other solution is to set up an account for the other computer. Microsoft Windows XP has its roots in Windows NT which requires user accounts or guest accounts for all clients logging into a computer.

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Question: Why do I get a Code 10 error on my NVidia Video Card?

Are you getting a message along the lines of:

"Can't start device: Code 10"

All you should have to do is turn off your computer and boot up your Bios setup menu (usually F-10 or F-12 key on your keyboard). Somewhere inside your Bios setup menu you have to set the IRQ for your video card. Once you can do this, Windows will not be able to take functionality of your NVidia Video card.

If you are still receiving this error then I would recommend consulting with the manufacturer NVidia directly. Their website is located at this URL: http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html

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Question: Where is ScanDisk located at in Windows XP? I can't find it anywhere.

Trying to find where ScanDisk is at on your computer using Microsoft Windows XP? Well stop looking! Seriously, it's not there anymore. Microsoft thought it would be a brilliant idea to remake this tool and call it CheckDisk when Windows XP was being developed.

Ok, where is CheckDisk at then?

To run CheckDisk please perform the following instructions:

1.) Click on the [ Start Menu ].
2.) Click on [ Run ].
3.) Type in: CHKDSK into the run field and then click on [ OK ].

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Question: Can I re-size the Quick Launch toolbar?

Need to find a way to resize your Quick Launch toolbar by chance? The answer to this is pretty much starring you right in the face more less. Please read the instructions below to perform this routine.

Right click anywhere on your Windows Taskbar and make sure that Lock the Taskbar has been unchecked.

Then you can drag your quick launch tool bar to resize or move it around to another location on your desktop if you wish too.

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Question: How do I turn off the Microsoft error report option when a program crashs in Windows Xp/Vista?

Wish you could get rid of that option that says would you like to send this report to Microsoft after CTRL-ALT-DELETING a program? There are a few easy steps you can take to finally do this below.

1.) Right click My Computer
2.) Select Properties
3.) Click the Advanced Tab
4.) Click the Error Reporting button.
5.) Now select Disable Error Reporting and click on OK.

Thanks it folks!

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