How to Fix Code 39 Error

Posted by Bob, Slimware

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What the Code 39 Error Is

CD-ROM/DVD Drive Cannot Start. (Code 39)

Code 39 is an error specific to the device manager. It is directly associated to drivers and errors that have occurred within them. Drivers are the small pieces of software that your hardware devices use to function. Each hardware device has it's own unique driver, developed by the hardware manufacturer, that contains the instructions allowing the hardware device to cooperate with other hardware devices and communicate with the operating system. Drivers are essential to the normal operation of any computer as they bridge the gap between hardware software.

Code 39 errors are amongst a wide array of device manager errors that all point to the same problem: the driver. It is not uncommon for drivers to become corrupted and produce errors during normal operation. Drivers are accessed constantly for every operation that a hardware device performs. Because of this, there are thousands of opportunities for errors during a single session of Windows. Because of this high rate of failure opportunity, many users have experienced Code 39 errors as well as many other device manager errors.

Common Causes of Code 39 Errors

Code 39 errors can occur at any time. Drivers are constantly ticking away as devices are called for and set to idle. Because the instructions are so unique in their design, any corruption to a driver will render it completely ineffective, rendering it's parent device non-functional. Code 39 errors are caused by a number of different factors, but the most common causes of Code 39 errors are...

  • The driver is out-of-date.

  • The driver is missing.

  • The driver is corrupt.

  • A previous attempt to update the driver failed.

  • The device is not configured as the default device.

  • The device is not plugged in correctly or all the way.

You may receive Code 39 errors if any of the above conditions are true. Most commonly the issue lies within the driver. The first and best step to take when troubleshooting Code 39 errors is to uninstall the driver and replace it with the most current, available driver. We've explained how to do that in our guide to manually fixing Code 39 errors. Updating to the most current driver will replace the corrupted file with a new, better driver. Updating the driver will not only correct Code 39 errors but it will also introduce greater speed, performance, stability and compatibility. Driver updates are changes that the developer made to the original driver in the interest of all-round improvement. Driver updates often correct many other errors that are related to device incompatibitlity.

To learn how to fix Code 39 errors manually, read this guide. The guide will provide steps for manually finding, downloading and installing the most current driver avaiable for your hardware devices. However, it is generally MUCH easier, safer and more reliable to use an automated tool. We've discussed using an automated tool to fix Code 39 errors below.

How to Easily Fix Code 39 Errors

Code 39 errors are caused by driver problems most of the time. Drivers that cause code 39 errors may be misconfigured, misplaced, corrupt, or outdated. It is often difficult to manually figure out which device on your system has a driver problem that may be causing the Code 39 error. However, there is a simple solution with the use of automated tool like DriverUpdate.

DriverUpdate is an easy-to-use tool that scans your unique hardware configuration for any device driver problems. Drivers that are out of date, missing, misconfigured or corrupt can easily be re-installed automatically by the program. The benefits of this program are endless. Most users not only have error messages fixed, but also will see a performance improvement since all of their system drivers can be updated! ( click here to download DriverUpdate ) QUICK FIX


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