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Fix Error Code 1: Device Not Configured

In my experience, fixing Error Code 1: Device Not Configured can be a frustrating issue to encounter.

Update or Reinstall Device Drivers

1. Open Device Manager by right-clicking on the Windows Start menu and selecting Device Manager from the menu.

2. Locate the device that is showing the error code 1: Device Not Configured.

3. Right-click on the device and select Update driver.

4. Choose to search automatically for updated driver software.

5. If Windows does not find an updated driver, you can try uninstalling the driver by right-clicking on the device and selecting Uninstall device.

6. After uninstalling, restart your computer and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver for the device.

7. If the issue persists, you can manually download the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website and install it following their instructions.

8. After updating or reinstalling the driver, restart your computer to apply the changes.

Manually Install or Uninstall Device

To manually install or uninstall a device in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Right-click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and select Device Manager from the context menu.

2. Locate the device that is showing the error code 1 (Device Not Configured) and right-click on it.

3. Select Uninstall device from the drop-down menu.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.

5. To manually install the device, right-click on any device category in Device Manager and select Scan for hardware changes.

6. Windows will automatically detect the new hardware and try to install the necessary drivers.

7. If the installation is not successful, you can manually install the drivers by right-clicking on the device and selecting Update driver.

8. Follow the prompts to browse for the driver files or let Windows search for the driver online.

Edit Registry Entries

  • Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R and typing regedit then hit Enter
  • Navigate to the specified key by expanding the folders in the left pane until you reach the desired location
  • Backup Registry Key by right-clicking on the key and selecting Export to save a backup file
  • Edit Registry Value by double-clicking on the value and making the necessary changes
  • Save Changes by clicking OK and then restart your device to apply the changes

Assess and Replace Hardware if Necessary

Assess the hardware of your device to determine if any components need to be replaced. Check the USB ports and cables for any damage or loose connections. Make sure the drivers for the device are up to date and functioning properly. Try connecting the device to a different port or computer to see if the issue persists.

If the hardware is found to be faulty or incompatible, consider replacing it with a new one that is compatible with your system. Consult the manufacturer’s website for recommended hardware replacements. Ensure that the new hardware is properly installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

If the error persists after replacing the hardware, it may be necessary to seek further troubleshooting steps or professional assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does device not configured mean?

Device not configured means that your device is encountering a driver problem, where the drivers are not installed or configured properly.

How do I fix code 31?

To fix code 31, you can try restarting your computer, rolling back the driver to a previous version, or using System Restore to undo recent changes in Device Manager.

How do I fix code 43?

To fix code 43, you can try uninstalling and then reinstalling the device driver. This can often resolve the error and get the device working properly again.

How do I fix code 28?

To fix code 28, update Windows and run Windows Updates for the latest drivers. Additionally, try connecting the drive to different USB ports or using other USB cables. If the issue persists, connect the drive to a different computer or re-install the driver with Windows Device Manager.

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