Your device drivers play an important role when it comes to how your computer functions. Without them, your computer would not have been able to identify the different hardware components attached to it, and it would also not know what to do with them. However, it is not always smooth sailing when it comes to how these drivers function. When there is an error with any of these components, Windows will give you an error code. This article looks at two of the most common Windows error codes and how to fix them.
Identifying the Problem
When there is an error in your system in relation to your drivers, Windows will let you know through an error message. It will tell you all the information you need to understand the nature of the problem. This is done via Device Manager. It will also suggest to you how to fix the problems. The most common error codes are Error Code 1 and Error Code 3.
Dealing with Error Code 1
The message that you receive with this error code will read as follows: _This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)._ There are two main causes for this error; either the drivers for a given device are not installed on your computer or they are not properly configured.
Solving the Error
If the issue is emanating from a driver that has not been installed, do so using Device Manager. Go to Device Manager and open the Properties dialogue box of the particular hardware that is having some issues. Click on the Driver Tab and then install it using the Install button. The prompts will direct you. If the system asks you to restart Windows, please comply. If you do not have the driver, then you will need to download it from the website of the manufacturer and install it.
Dealing with Error Code 3
The message you get with this error code is slightly longer; _The driver for this device may be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)._ The main cause of this situation could be that your computer is lacking the required memory that is needed to run the device, or, as the message says, your device driver is actually corrupt.
Solving the Error
Solve this error from Device Manager. Under Properties, use the Driver tab to click on Uninstall. After doing this, restart Windows. Install the right driver from the same place, this time using the Install tab. Again, restart Windows when you are done.
One Solution for Both Error Codes
You could solve both the error codes by delegating the management of your device drivers to DriverAssist. This is a sophisticated software program that has been designed by SafeBytes to ensure that you do not have to spend the bulk of your time managing your computer but rather working on it. This software is made to scan and review your device drivers, and when it identifies any errors, it deals with them in a proactive manner.