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If you are using windows vista based computer system or if windows server 2008 based computer system then you may face the few problem with them, like the Microsoft ISATAP adapter displays with a yellow exclamation mark next to it in device manager, and you might be also facing some error message on the screen regularly when you try to open the properties dialog box for the device. That error message is shows like that:

“Windows cannot load driver (Code 31)”

Or

“This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)”

Generally, this error message is not common for the hardware devices to generate this. Usually, driver errors are quite common due to the high rate at which drivers are utilized by the physical device. In this situation that you getting a device manager error message, therefore it is essential to understand what may have caused the issue so that you can take positive steps to prevent it in the future problems.

Reasons behind the driver error code 31?

A driver error code 31 is caused by the problems with the driver of the wrong device and by any number of reasons that prevents windows operating system from loading the driver for the particular hardware device. Usually this error message happens unexpectedly on the system screen and at any time, therefore this error message also occurs due to many other reasons like installed driver is missing, outdated device driver, corrupted drivers, device is not configured as the default device, the device is not plugged in correctly or all the way, damaged device and a previous attempt to update the driver failed. So, you required fixing this error message as far as possible.

How to easily fix driver error code 31?

When you face this error on your system then you should safely ignore this error message from your system. Because this error message does not show a problem with the adapter, the adapter will continue to work correctly on to the system. But you still having an error message onto your system then you should update your system device drivers; you can do the following steps:

In the device’s Properties dialog box.
Click on the Driver tab
And then click on update driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard.
Finally, you should follow the instructions to update the driver.

You also use third party repair tool to easily fix this issue from your system.

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Getting error message “Windows cannot load driver (Code 31)” – How to fix?

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