When your computer boots up, it goes through low level software called the BIOS. The BIOS contains configuration and resource information about installed hardware. If you try to access a device and get this error it means that the BIOS settings for the hardware are not set up correctly.
Fixing Windows error code 29 is not always a simple matter. The resolution involves more than simply rebooting your PC and changing a couple of settings in Windows. To resolve this error, the BIOS settings for your computer will have to be changed with regard to the device that you are trying to use. The reason that this fix can be challenging is because different computer models used different BIOS firmware on their various motherboards. This is a fix that cannot simply be a “one size fits all” approach.
The best steps that you can take as a computer owner to resolve the Windows error code 29 is to gather the documentation that came with your computer. You are going to need the information provided in that documentation to fix this error. You will need to find out the make, model and motherboard information for your computer. Every BIOS system is different, so you will need to know exactly what kind of computer set up you are running.
Once you have the information and documentation on hand, you will want to either call the manufacturer’s help line or log on to their website to search for BIOS set up instructions for your computer. Accessing the BIOS and changing the individual settings are different for each PC, so make sure that you find the instructions that go with your computer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for editing the BIOS settings for your device to resolve this issue. Change only what is deemed necessary, as making too many changes can cause more errors to happen on your computer. Take a minimalist approach when working with BIOS changes. Only fix what is broken.
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