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Error message: Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37) *** My disk drive disappears or won't read any disk

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The error means the the driver is not compatible for you Hardware.
you will need to get update driver from net for your device.

To bring back you icons Do the following

Right click on my computer at desktop
select Manage
an application will open
select "disk management" in storage tree menu
you will now see you hard drives in application
Right click on each drive and change the drive letter except you windows drive.
Restart you computer your dives will come back.

Hope this will solve you problem.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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Your driver may be corrupt so you can try re-installing the drivers for your drive. If you don't already have the drivers then you can download it from you device manufacturers website.
Thanks

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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Windows cannot initialize the driver for this hardware code 37


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Important: 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.

Note: Correctly reinstalling a driver, as in the instructions linked above, is not the same as simply updating a driver. A full driver reinstall involves completely removing the currently installed driver and then letting Windows install it over again from scratch.

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The Code 37 error may occur when the concerned device is not connected to the system correctly and when its driver is faulty. A code 10 error is common when you add or remove USB devices or video & sound cards to and from your PC. When these errors occur, you may receive the error message given below.
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To resolve code 37 errors, first ensure that your device is properly connected to your system. For instance, check all the cables of your printer or check that your sound or video adaptor is properly seated in its slot.
Try to remove and reinstall the device, and run the Add New Hardware Wizard from the Control Panel to see if Windows detects and installs it. If this does not resolve the issue, then update the device driver by performing the following steps:
1. Open Control Panel and select System.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, select Hardware tab, and then click on the Device Manager tab.
3. Scroll down the Device Manager window and identify the faulty hardware from the list.
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5. Follow the screen instructions to resolve the error.
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The Code 37 error may occur when the concerned device is not connected to the system correctly and when its driver is faulty. A code 10 error is common when you add or remove USB devices or video & sound cards to and from your PC. When these errors occur, you may receive the error message given below.
Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)
To resolve code 37 errors, first ensure that your device is properly connected to your system. For instance, check all the cables of your printer or check that your sound or video adaptor is properly seated in its slot.
Try to remove and reinstall the device, and run the Add New Hardware Wizard from the Control Panel to see if Windows detects and installs it. If this does not resolve the issue, then update the device driver by performing the following steps:
  1. Open Control Panel and select System.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, select Hardware tab, and then click on the Device Manager tab.
  3. Scroll down the Device Manager window and identify the faulty hardware from the list.
  4. Right-click on the hardware and select Update Driver.
  5. Follow the screen instructions to resolve the error.
If these steps do not resolve your error, then the problem might be with your device. Get it checked by an authorized technician.

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I have a gateway M-6841 s/n N3F8481009154 LAPTOP COMPUTER WHICH SAYS CODE 37 for the CD-ROM. Windows cannot initialize he device driver for this hardware.


From the microsoft support page, it suggests to uninstall the driver and and click on scan for hardware changes to re-install or upgrade the driver. Here is the page:
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The driver returned failure from its DriverEntry routine. Uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall or upgrade the driver.

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

Hope this helps,

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If you follow this it will fix your problems
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