This error will occur if you install a driver for a device that is not Plug and Play. Windows essentially recognizes the driver but cannot interface with and connect to the device via the driver.
If you are installing a device that is not Plug-and-Play compliant and get the Windows error code 41 message, here are the steps you need to take to resolve the problem.
The first step to take is to make sure that the hardware is connected properly, online and attached to a valid power source. Many times it is the most basic issue that causes an error. Double check the connectivity of the hardware to ensure that everything is connected as it should be. You should then restart your computer, just for good measures. Rebooting your computer should be one of the first bits of troubleshooting that you do.
If the device error is still occurring try the following, depending on your individual set-up:
Depending upon your set-up, one of these solutions should fix the Windows error code 41 issue.
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