How to Fix Hardware Issues That You Might Not Understand

No matter what happens to your system, it usually has little or nothing to do with the hardware but with the software that is powering it.

Even if you don’t know how to go about fixing the problem, there is a simple trick that one can use to fix most if not all simple hardware issues that you might face. In particular, if one of your PC components stop working, then you can try this too.

For starters, you have to open Device Manager in Windows 8.1 if that’s the operating system version you are using.

Now let’s say that your USB Port is the problem and for which you get an error code 43. Remember that this error type isn’t just for USB drives but for any software component on your system.

Once you have opened Device Manager, then look for Universal Serial Bus Controllers which when selected will throw up a list of USB drives on your PC. In this list, you will find an item with a yellow triangle titled “Unknown device”. Select it and another window will open.

If you see the message “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems” in a window titled ‘Device Status’ which is in the General tab.

Now, in order to resolve this particular issue, click the Driver tab and the Uninstall button. This will uninstall the low-level software that is used to run the hardware on your system. Next, go back to the main Device Driver window and select Action and Scan for Hardware Changes. Windows will reinstall the missing driver.

Finally, go back to the General tab and check the Device Status which should say that it is working properly now.