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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
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The driver is out-of-date.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.
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 ) RECOMMENDED