Windows® XP system showing error code 39
What are the issue when a Windows XP system shows error code 39? What are its possible causes? Get tips to fix these issues
Windows XP system would display the following message "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (Code 39)" while the issues with the driver softwares occur on the system. The error code 39 indicates the error upon the device drivers. The error usually occurs on a system when the user try to access the device like while opening the CD or DVD drives, while updating or upgrading the driver softwares, etc. The issue is common for all the drivers and while the error occurs the user should first verify the specific driver upon which the issue occurs. The issue displays the error code while the system could not load the particular driver software for the device. The occurrence of the error code 39 is most commonly found along with the CD drive issues.
Discussed below are some points related to the error code 39 issues in Windows XP systems:
- Causes of the error code 39
- Reinstall the driver
- Update the drivers properly
Causes of the error code 39
The causes for the error code 39 are the missing of a required device driver, corruptions on the required binary file, issues with the file input-output process, unable to load issues with driver software that is referencing an entry point in another binary file, etc. The lack of updating the driver software properly also results in the occurrence of error code 39.
Reinstall the driver
The perfect solution for the error code 39 is to uninstall and reinstall of the particular driver software from the device manager option. Also scan for the new hardware to reinstall the driver on the system. The uninstall option can be performed by clicking on the uninstall button at the driver tab under the device properties option. Follow the instructions carefully while scanning for the new hardware changes.
The driver softwares installed on the systems should be updated regularly for preventing the occurrence of the issues. While the error code 39 occurs on the system, the user should first navigate to the device manager and check for the particular driver that causes the issue. The driver would most probably present on the window along with the notification icon to update the software. The user can thus solve the issue by updating the particular driver.
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