Error codes in device manager in windows

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The Code 37 error is one of several Device Manager error codesthat basically mean that thedriverinstalled for thehardwaredevice has failed in some way.


Details on Device Manager error codes lượt thích Code 37 are available in the Device Status area in the device"s properties: How lớn View a Device"s Status in Device Manager.


Device Manager error codes are exclusive sầu khổng lồ Device Manager. If you see the Code 37 error elsewhere in Windows, chances are it"s a system error code which you should not troubleshoot as a Device Manager issue.


The Code 37 error could apply lớn any hardware device in Device Manager. However, most Code 37 errors appear onoptical driveslike Blu-ray, DVD, and CD drives, as well asvideo cardsandUSBdevices.


Any of Microsoft"soperating systemscould experience a Code 37 Device Manager error includingWindows 10,Windows 8,Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XPhường, & more.


How to Fix a Code 37 Error

Restart your computer if you haven"t already restarted it at least once after seeing the Code 37 error.

It"s possible that the error Code 37 you"re seeing was caused by a temporary problem with the hardware. If so, a restart of your computer might be all you need khổng lồ fix it.


Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before the Code 37 error appeared? If so, it"s highly likely that the change you made caused the error.

Unbởi the change if you can, restart your computer, and then kiểm tra again for the Code 37 error.

Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:

Removingor reconfiguring the newly installed device

Delete the UpperFilters và LowerFilters registry values. One comtháng cause of Code 37 errors is the corruption of two registry values in the DVD/CD-ROM Drive sầu Class registry key.


Deleting similar values in the Windows Registry could also be the solution to a Code 37 error that appears on a device other than a Blu-ray, DVD, or CD drive. The UpperFilters/LowerFilters tutorial linked above will show you exactly what you need lớn bởi.


Try a different USB port if the Code 37 error is seen while using a USB device.

If you have sầu an old device, it might only work on a slower USB port, in which case — if your computer has both — you can swap the device from a faster port lượt thích 3.0, khổng lồ a slower one lượt thích 2.0.

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Reinstall the driver for the device.Uninstalling và then reinstalling the drivers for the device is another likely solution to lớn a Code 37 error, especially if the error is showing up on a device other than a BD/DVD/CD drive.

To vị this, open Device Manager and then right-clichồng or tap-and-hold on the device, go inlớn the Drivertab, & then chooseUninstall. When finished, use thekích hoạt > Scan for hardware changesoption to lớn force Windows to look for new drivers.


If a USB device is generating the Code 37 error, uninstall every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers hardware category in Device Manager as part of the driver reinstall. This includes any USB Mass Storage Device, USB Host Controller, and USB Root Hub.


Correctly reinstalling a driver is not the same as simply updating a driver. A full driver reinstall involves completely removing the currently installed driver và then letting Windows install it over again from scratch.


Update the drivers for the device. Installing the lathử nghiệm drivers for a device with the Code 37 error is another possible fix.


Be sure that you"re installing the appropriate, manufacturer-supplied 64-bit driver for the device if you"re using a 64-bit version of Windows. This is always important but not doing so can be the cause of a Code 37 issue, so we wanted khổng lồ hotline it out here.


Figure out if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. You will need that information. If your computer is less than 5 years old, you are likely running 64-bit Windows.


Run thesfc/scannowSystem File Checker command to scan for, and replace if necessary, missing or corrupt Windows files.

Some users have reported Code 37 issues that couldn"t be solved by a driver reinstall but did go away after running the System File Checker tool. This means that at least some Code 37 errors might be caused by issues with Windows itself.


Replace the hardware. If none of the previous troubleshooting has worked, you might need to lớn replace the hardware that has the Code 37 error.

While not very likely, it is also possible that the device is not compatible with your version of Windows. This might be an issue if the hardware with the Code 37 error was manufactured many years ago or if your hardware is newer but your operating system is more than a version old. You can reference the Windows HCL for compatibility if you think this might apply lớn you.


If you"re sure that the hardware itself isn"t the cause of this particular Code 37 error, you could try a repair install of Windows & then a clean install of Windows if the repair didn"t work. I don"t recommkết thúc doing either of those before you try replacing the hardware, but they may be your only options left.


Please let us know if you"ve sầu fixed a Code 37 error using a method that we don"t have above. We"d lượt thích khổng lồ keep this page as updated as possible.


Need More Help?

If you"re not interested in fixing this Code 37 problem yourself, seeHow Do I Get My Computer Fixed?for a full danh sách of your support options, plus help with everything along the way like figuring out repair costs, getting your files off, choosing a repair service, & a whole lot more.