Device driver error code 31 occurs in Windows operating system and stopped the program or services to work properly. AS we know that device driver is most important part of the system and also for devices so if they are missing or gets corrupt then you can’t work on system in a proper way. Device Manager is the most useful and important folder of the system which has the details of all installed devices so from this folder you can get information of the device driver. The device manager error 31 indicates that driver is missing or deleted or moved to the other location. You have to repair or reinstall the driver to get rid of this problem. Here you will get the steps to solve this problem and also some causes of corrupt driver so that you may protect the system and driver also.
Cause of driver error 31:-
Like other driver error codes it has also a specific reason which is missing or corrupt device driver or Windows driver. Sometime due to manual settings of the system its files got corrupt or damage and due to this reason you receive error 31 when try to access the programs which is based on the missing driver. Apart from the given issues there is also a common but very critical issue which is virus, Trojan injection. Always protect the system from such type of programs because they damage or delete driver and other system files. Error message is given for your better guide-
This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)
Error message indicates that the device you are trying to access or use is not responding due to missing driver. It may that the driver you have installed for the device is not compatible with that device.
How to fix driver error 31:-
If you want to fix driver error 31 then it is very simple and you can do it manually. Since device driver is missing or gets damage and unable to load so you have to repair the device driver which is missing and update Windows because if old or outdated driver is the issue then it can be handled. When you updated Windows it downloads latest and new features, files of the system so that new and latest hardware and software may compatible. Sometime user install old version driver of device so the device is not supported. If you have also done it then uninstall drive and reinstall a latest driver.