windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing code 39
Posted on 2008-06-09
windows xp system, had power spike and corrupted some files on the hard drive and windows would not boot. Ran chkdsk for repairs and it found and repaired lost clusters. All Seems to be owrking fine after reboot except windows will not install the NIC card (Linksys NC100). I get the following error
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing Code 39."
I removed the card and rebooted. Ran registry mechanic and regsupreme registry cleaners. Downloaded newest drivers from Linksys. Reinstalled the NIC and rebooted, tried to install the new drivers but get the same windows error 39. Tried to use the update driver method under device manager, same result. I suspect there is some messed up code in the registry.
Thanks in advance