Fix Issues with Windows® XP® while Installing Device Drivers
What are the tips to resolve the issues that occur while installing device drivers in Windows XP?
The drivers for your PC are software programs that allow Windows to run a range of hardware tools, making it vital that they are installed adequately and unfailingly. Drivers are needed by the hardware devices to function in a PC operating on Windows XP. Some very common driver installations are for wireless adapters, network adapter, CD-ROMS, hard drives, video cards, and printers. So, downloading and installing the latest device drivers into your system frequently resolves hardware related problems. You may face some issues while installing the drivers. These issues can be solved easily by following some simple tips.
Various drivers for Windows XP, and issues while installing device drivers and remedies are discussed below:
- Install drivers in Windows XP
- Issues while installing
- Remedial measures
Install drivers in Windows XP
Always follow the right procedure to install drivers. At first right click 'My computer' and then click 'Manage' then highlight device manager. Now you can select the 'Hardware' category to which your hardware relates to and click the '+' symbol next to it and then right click the specific device that you would like to install the driver for and click 'Properties'. After that click the 'Driver' tab positioned at the top of window. Next you should click 'Update driver' and browse to the location where driver files reside. This will install a new driver or update an existing driver for your hardware device. At times, you will see devices in the unknown devices category and the devices here are hardware recognized by Windows, but have no existing drivers installed. You should use the same procedure to install drivers for these devices as mentioned above.
Issues while installing
Nonetheless, hardware compatibility issues are the top questions faced by the Windows XP drivers while installing. This may take place in any of the two circumstances like, either you have an old device driver or you have the latest device, which your Windows XP driver does not support. The most important issues regarding drivers are problems due to the hardware incompatibility on your PC and the error codes that are concerned with it; from 39-44. All these error codes bring out more or less the same problems saying "Windows cannot load the device driver", "Duplicate device", and "Driver may be corrupted" etc.
To solve the issue of drivers with Windows XP, you may use the Windows Update Catalog to check for the compatibility of the drivers with the system devices. This would check your system and the concerned drivers and give automatic updates. Next source that will be able to give you the best and suitable authentic drivers for your system is the hardware manufacturer's website. After specifying the Operating System in your PC and the particular system model for which you need the Windows XP drivers, this site would be able to suggest you the compatible and authentic drivers.