If you are getting a device driver not installed error in windows vista then you are in big trouble. This is a driver error that you are facing in windows vista based computer. When you install the windows vista service pack in your computer then you may face a hardware device does not work correctly error message in your computer. Due to this error, the hardware of your computer does not work correctly, that is a very problematic situation for you. You have to install the device driver if you want to work with your computer and it is very necessary for your computer. The causes and solution both are explained briefly in this content and the causes are given in the below paragraph.
Causes of hardware device not working error
There are so many causes of hardware devices not working error in which the main cause is the device driver software not installed in your computer. This is the main reason and if the driver software is installed then it may be some files are missing from driver software by which the device is not working. These are the main reason of occurring the error with hardware devices.
Process to fix device driver error
The easiest way to fix the driver error in windows vista based computer is uninstalled and reinstall the device driver software from the computer. To do this click on start and then type device manager in the program search box and then press enter. Now open the device manager and when the device manager dialog box will appear then click on kind of device that is in the list of device types and after that you have to locate the device that is not working. Now right click on the device and then you have to click on properties. Now uninstall the driver by clicking on uninstall that is available on the driver tab. After then click on ok button.
Now you have to click on Action menu that is in the device manager dialog box. After then you have to click scan for hardware changes. Here you may receive any message in which windows has to install the driver application for the hardware device that is unknown without a driver. When you face the message then locate and install the driver application. When the hardware device driver installs in your computer then you cannot face the device driver related error message in your computer.