Fixing driver problems in Windows®
Want to know about some common driver problems that may arise while installing them on Windows system? Read on
Windows drivers are programs that act as a communication channel between hardware in a computer and the operating system. The drivers help you to handle hardware devices effectively. There are different types of drivers available for each hardware device. Windows operating system comes with many such device drivers installed, so that the operating system can recognize several types of desktop hardware components. Microsoft Windows comes with a lot of hardware accessories that needs support from its device drivers. There are so many chances of getting problems while installing a device driver on the computer. It may be because of its incompatibility with the Windows operating system. If there is any hardware problem with the computer, it may be due to a bad device driver. You can resolve these issues by upgrading or reinstalling the device driver.
Given below are some common problems related to the installation of drivers on Windows system and different ways to fix the problem:
- Driver issues
- Windows registry problems
- Windows Installer error
Windows operating system has a lot of hardware accessories including printers, digital cameras, and network adapters. These hardware accessories need a support from its driver for the proper working. It is necessary to install a driver for your device to improve its performance, to improve security, or to correct a problem. There are chances of facing problems while trying to install a new device driver. You can download device driver from the manufacturer's web page and you need to make sure that you are installing the compatible device driver.
Windows registry problems
Some Windows registry keys will prevent the installation of device drivers on your Windows computer. The registry consists of all information about your operating system installation and the various drivers you have installed. The registry key issues are so common under installations of device drivers. Incorrect registry keys will lead to corruption and damage of device drivers. In order to resolve the issue, you can use registry cleaners and repair tools.
There will be chances of having problems during the installation of device drivers on the Windows computer due to Windows Installer. Windows Installer will show some problems when you try to install device drivers on the computer. This problem is due to the corrupted Windows Installer, incorrect installation of Windows Installer or it may be disabled. To fix the issue, you will have to enable the Windows Installer on your Windows computer.
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