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[Fixed] Device Not Working Caused by (Code 31) Error

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31) error is a common driver issue when you setting network adapter in the computer. It might be a problem with incorrectly configured system settings or irregular entries in the Windows registry.

Here, we will introduce you how to fix the device not working caused by (Code 31) error in Windows.

code 31 issue

Let us follow below steps:

1, Open Run box with Win + R (hotkey). You can key in regedit and go into Registry Editor.

run regedit

2, Locate and then export the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network

Please pay attention: Editing the registry is dangerous, please back things up before you do this.

Open File on the top left of screen and click Export to back up the file.

registry editor

3, Locate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\Config and delete all the type of REG_BINARY files in Config folder.

delete sub key

4, Go to Device Manager, expand on Network Adapters and right-click the network adapter that you want, then click Uninstall. It is necessary that we delete the driver.

network adapter uninstall

5, Reboot your computer in order to delete the driver completely. Download the latest version of the network adapter driver to your computer.

When you download the driver from the Web, you need to know the hardware manufacturers, hardware models, and so on for your computer and have a try to find a driver to match. For some drivers of old version and be used infrequently, you have to spend a lot of time to search for them.

Also, Driver Doctor can help you to solve all driver issues for Windows 10, 8, 7, vista system. It can scan your computer and detect all problem drivers, then give you a list of new drivers. It’s very fast and convenient. It takes only three steps to solve all the drive problems for you.

First, open Driver Doctor Software and click Scan Now button. Scan for drivers that need to be updated.


Second, the drivers have being detected. Click the Get Drivers button.

driver 2

Third, click on Download All button to download the latest drivers.

Finally, click the Install button. The drivers are installed and the network adapter should be OK.


As the network adapter device is not working in your computer, it might be code 31 error. Please don’t worry about it. You are best to consider updating driver at first. Then follow above methods to solve it. We wish can help you.

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