Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37) Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)
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Having a Windows Driver Error Code 37 pop up does happen.

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

Fortunately it is a known issue and there are some easy tips to helping you solve the Driver problem. Read our article on Windows Error Code 37 and take care of it today.

What happens

If you are unable to get a computer device that is installed on your PC to work and receive this error code, the driver returned a failure during the initialization process that is making the device unusable.

What you can do when Driver code 37 occurs

To fix Windows error code 37 is a pretty simple process. This error code is a driver error and the fix for this error is very similar to the many other driver errors that may pop up on your PC. If you plan on resolving this problem, be sure that you are prepared to make a few basic configuration changes in Device Manager. You should also have the documentation that came with your computer on hand, in case you need to download a new driver from the manufacturer’s website.

Here are the first steps you should take to resolve this error:

  • In Device Manager locate the device that is returning the error code.
  • Right click on the device and choose Properties.
  • Click on the Drivers tab on the Properties dialog box.
  • Click on Uninstall. You will then have to follow a set of directions displayed on your screen.
  • Restart the computer.
  • When the computer has restarted return to Device Manager.
  • Click Action, and then choose Scan for Hardware Changes.
  • Follow all of the on screen instructions.

Following these directions should resolve the issue. If you get prompted to provide the path for the driver during this process, you may need to stop what you are doing and go to the manufacturer’s website to download the latest driver for your device. Most manufacturers make locating and downloading drivers easy to do. Once you have the driver saved to a path, type that path in or browse out to it from within the driver update wizard. The newer version of the driver should ensure that the error will not occur again.

TipFor more information, please see: How to fix Driver error #37

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