What is Error Code 37?
Error Code 37 is a Device Manager Error Code that you may come across when you are unable to use an installed hardware device on your PC. It will pop up on your screen with the following display:
“Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)”
If you receive the above message, it means that your operating system was unable to acknowledge the drivers for a particular peripheral device.
Error Code 37 mainly occurs due to device driver corruption. However, there are other factors that can trigger this error code, some of which are the following:
- Missing device drivers
- Out-of-date device drivers
- Presence of malware or spyware in the system
- The particular device is not compatible with your PC
Device driver corruption or other data corruption is not uncommon and part of everyday PC use.
From an installation gone wrong to an unexpected shutdown, commonly generated data errors are considered the main culprit behind error codes.
Further Information and Manual Repair
Just like most PC error codes, Error Code 37 isn’t that difficult to get rid of. There are many DIY methods you can try to have your PC running smoothly in no time. Here are a few methods to resolve this issue:
Method 1: Restart your PC
It is possible that the display of the error code is merely due to a temporary issue with your peripheral device and not anything serious.
Therefore, the quickest and easiest method to solve the error code 37 is to simply restart your PC.
Method 2: Scan for Viruses
If restarting does not do the trick, a quick scan for viruses and removing them is another simple method you can follow to fix your PC.
Since the error code is due to corruption of data, viruses such as malware or spyware create error in your PC’s registry and eliminating them can help restore some of the corrupt data, which also speeds up your PC.
Method 3: Undo recent changes
A possible explanation for the error code may be the recent changes in your Device Manager or due to the peripheral device installation. You can thus undo the changes by either:
- Remove or change settings of the installed peripheral device
- Roll back the version of the driver to the one before the update.
- Use System Restore to reverse the changes made in the Device Manager
Method 4: Manually uninstall and reinstall the drivers
If the above stated methods do not help in speeding up your PC and is still giving you an error code, you may want to manually uninstall and reinstall the corrupt or missing drivers. Here are the following steps:
- Double-check if the installed external device is properly connected and working smoothly
- Open Device Manager and double click on the device that is causing problems
- When it opens, click on the ‘Driver’ tab and click ‘Update Driver’
Method 5: Use DriverFIX
However, updating the missing or corrupt drivers can be time consuming and may also require having a hardware documentation ready that contains specific details about the driver that you should download.
To avoid this time-consuming process, you can use DriverFIX software.
DriverFIX will help you to download the required driver without you having to waste your precious time and effort looking it up in a user manual. This latest software technology is embedded with its own database that tracks the missing or corrupt driver according to your PC’s motherboard version and specific details.
It is user-friendly, which means that it will relieve you from the frustration of such PC error codes appearing from time to time and enable your PC to work efficiently in no time.
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