[Fixed] Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

In your Windows operating system many device drivers are installed to run certain programs. When you buy a new software or device for your computer and try to install it on the system then you need to install the device driver associated with it. But sometimes when you go for the installation process for the device driver then you may get “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)” on your computer. It prompts due to the corruption in the device driver that you are going to install. You can get rid of this issue by changing some settings in the computer manually or you can also use Advanced System Repair tool to fix the problem automatically.


Compatible with the Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit
multi-badge-win7

Symptoms –

When you go for the installation of a particular device or hardware on your computer then the driver associated with it is also installed at the same time. But during installing process you may get the following error;

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

The error also comes with other symptoms like system stuck, screen freezing, slow performance of the PC, etc.

Causes –

Main reasons for the prompting of corrupt or missing driver (Code 39) are corruption in the device driver, virus infection, incompatible hardware installing, improper installing of the hardware, hard drive failure, software incompatibility, etc.

Fix “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)”

  1. Go to Start and right click on “My Computer“> select “Manage.”
  2. In the “Computer Management” window select “Device Manager
  3. In the device list, expand the “DVD/CD ROM” category.
  4. If the drive is detected by the system, there will be an entry for your external drive.
  5. Right click on it and select “Uninstall“.
  6. Restart the computer.

Going through these manual steps will resolve the problem of “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)”. But it requires a sound technical knowledge to fix this issue manually. So you should download and use Advanced System Repair tool to fix it automatically.


Compatible with the Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit
multi-badge-win7

With the help of Advanced System Repair tool you can automatically resolve the problems regarding errors and corruption in the Windows OS. It will scan the whole computer and remove virus and corruptions with its user friendly interface. The tool will also enhance the performance of the computer incredibly.

Leave a Reply