How to reinstall drivers on Windows XP to fix Devices Not Responding issue?

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You may sometimes encounter error message like “Driver not Responding” on your Windows XP systems. This indicates that there is some problem with your drivers. In order to get your drivers to optimal working order, you will have to uninstall and re-install all your drivers on the Windows XP. This not only corrects the driver error, but even increases your PC speed. But how to achieve this? First you will have to uninstall the drivers and then re-install the software without an installation CD from the manufacturer.

There is no need to worry or get tensed as your Windows XP provides the Device Manager utility that lets you re-install drivers in Windows. Actually, this Device Manager is the one that lists all your hardware installed on your computer, manages all the drivers and their versions. With the help of this you can perform this driver re-installation.

Worried about how you can correct the error and re-install the drivers on your Windows XP? Just stay calm; it just takes a couple of steps to accomplish the entire process. Here are the steps involved in re-installing your drivers in Windows XP.

  • First hit the “Start” button and select “Run
  • Then, just type “devmgmt.msc” without quotes in the command text box and press “Enter” tab
  • Now the Device Manager of your Windows XP opens
  • It lists all the hardware devices present on the system, now right click on the hardware device you want to re-install
  • Then, select the “Uninstall” option from the menu options
  • Now click “Yes” to confirm that you want to remove the drivers, and then the Device Manager removes the driver files on the computer
  • Click the “Action” menu item and press “Refresh” option
  • The Device Manager detects the hardware device and even the missing drivers on your Windows XP
  • Now your Windows re-installs the drivers on the system
  • Click “Restart” if you are prompted to reboot the computer and the driver re-installation restores any missing or corrupted files on the system

Also Read: How to Install a Sound Driver for Windows Vista?

The above mentioned are the steps that help you in re-installing the drivers on your Windows XP machines. But be careful while performing this process, it might lead to corrupt or inaccessible drivers. You may either select the wrong driver for uninstalling or hit wrong option that corrupts your drivers. As it’s just a human behavior to make mistake and then regret, you will be worried now. However, there is no need to worry. If such disaster happens simply try the Remo Driver Discover tool because it is the best app to fix drivers. This software easily install the missing or uninstalled drivers on your Windows XP. Though there is a solution, its always recommended to be cautious and think twice before selecting any option.

About the Author: Tony Landry

Tony Landry is a Web Content Editor at Remo Software. He loves to write, edit, and manage content for users trying to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows, Outlook, storage drives, and Cloud storage networks. With an aptitude that transcends writing, Tony is recognized as a Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint expert. His comprehensive solutions…