If you recently installed a device on your PC and the installation process did complete successfully, you may get an error message for Windows error code 26, telling you, “Windows is in the process of setting up this device.”
Errors can be fixed quite frequently by taking the simple step of restarting your computer. The first thing you should do if you get Windows error code 26 is to restart your PC. This is a good first response to many Windows errors. It may seem like an easy solution that anyone can do, but many new computer users are not familiar with the proper process to restart their computers. You should never simply press and hold the power button, unless your computer is completely locked up.
Here are the correct steps to reboot your computer:
If you try to fix error code 26 with a quick restart of the computer and it doesn’t work, you should try to remove and reinstall the device. Here are the steps you should take:
If the error messages come back, you should refer to the manufacturer’s website to get the latest driver and proper instructions for replacing the old driver. This is a simple process, but may vary slightly from one vendor to another.
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