Device driver software was not successfully installed
Posted on 2011-10-30
Ok...so this is annoying me... It appears that my existing drivers for some devices are corrupt. I have tried everything I can think of... uninstalling in device manager, re-installing drivers, but everytime I remove the devices and reboot the same message appears: Device driver software was not successfully installed
I go into Device Manager click on properties for the affected devices and it says: The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources.
My system resources seem to be ok.
Note: I was installing SpyBot but I used Revo to clean up that program (hoping it isnt the cause) but the system was working before. Now there was a virus on this computer, I guess it is possible that may have done this too. Virus is gone according to MalwareBytes, etc. But who knows...it is never 100% is it?
Before I wipe this computer and re-install Windows, I am wondering if there is anything else that can be tried to make these devices work? Something I haven't thought of... thanks.