Windows® Not Installing Drivers Issue
Get to know more about why Windows OS installed on your system is not installing drivers
Windows operating systems are very popular because of their user-friendly features. They are very light on system resources and can be installed with very large numbers of applications or programs to enhance the overall system functioning. There are many different components on your Windows computer and all of them require drivers to function. Drivers link the Windows OS with the hardware components and make the components understand the requirements of the operating system. Drivers for your computer operating on Windows OS come as ready to install files that get installed on the system automatically when they are executed. However, some Windows users might face problems when installing drivers. Some of the common issues that come up when installing drivers include blue screen errors, system restarting before users can complete installation, error messages stating that the drivers cannot be installed and so on. Such issues would mean that the driver installation cannot be completed and this would cause malfunction of the hardware components. As hardware components on the system are inter-linked, one component malfunction can also cause major problems with the working of the system. Such problems are usually caused because of reasons such as malware infections within the system, problems within system registry, issues with some of the system files on the operating system, etc.
Following gives users more information regarding ways to fix issues when installing drivers on Windows computers:
- Repair System Files
- Clean Registry
- Remove Infections
Repair System Files
Damage to system files on Windows OS associated with drivers can cause driver installation problems. All Windows users having problems when installing drivers for hardware components are advised to check the integrity of the system files on the operating system using 'sfc/ scannow' command and if system files are found damaged, the OS would have to be repaired using default OS repair tool and installation disk.
Windows-based operating systems have a database of information known as system registry. When drivers are installed on your Windows computer, some registry entries are created. If the registry of the system has issues, then new registry entries for drivers cannot be created resulting in issues. Such issues can be solved by cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software.
Malware infections within your system can also cause problems when installing drivers. Malware infections cause problems by locking system files so that they cannot associate with the driver files. Installing the system with a good malware removal tool such as Malwarebytes' Antimalware and then removing all infections would solve such problems.
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