Device driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
Posted on 2006-05-11
My probles started with a bad install of a LogicTech webcam. I plugged in the USB before I was supposed to. Not sure what events that triggerred but my C-Media on-board sound card stopped working. I tried re-installing but always ended up with the following device status in the device manager propoerties: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
Worked on it for days ... then decided to install an old card that I still had the install disk for. Same issue/result. Then I realized that this card was also from C-Media ... so I thought it might be an issue with them and just purchased a very expensive high-end Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum ... lengthy install resulting in exactly the same device status: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
I have surfed the internet ... and seen some promising sounding solutions ... but none of which worked for me !
(Oh yes, I have a Soyo Dragon motherboard .. I have reinstalled the VIA drivers .. even updated the BIOS (scary but easy in the end).
I use my PC for VOIP and I am dead in the water. :-(