Encountering an error code in Device Manager can be frustrating, especially when the message reads, “Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer, Code 45!” This error usually occurs when Windows is unable to recognize some of your hardware devices connected to your computer. Fortunately, there are a few possible fixes to this issue.
Method One: Manually Reinstall Your Device
The first method involves manually reinstalling your device. To do this, right-click on Start and select Device Manager. Locate the device that is giving you the error code, right-click on it, and select Uninstall Device. Check the box that says “Delete the driver software for this device” (if available) and then click on Uninstall. Next, click on Action, and then on Scan for Hardware Changes. This will scan your system and reinstall your device with its corresponding driver. After that, restart your computer, go to Device Manager, and check if the Code 45 error message is gone.
Method Two: Run the Windows Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
The second method is to run the Windows Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter. Right-click on Start and select Windows PowerShell (Admin). If you don’t have it here, right-click on Start and select Search. Type “Windows PowerShell,” and right-click on it to select “Run as administrator.” On this window, click Yes. Now type the command that you see on your screen, hit Enter, and the troubleshooter window will open. Click Next and let it finish detecting any hardware changes. After it finishes, close the window and restart your computer. Check in Device Manager if Code 45 is fixed.
Method Three: Run Check Disk
The third method involves running Check Disk. Right-click on Start and select Search. Type “Command Prompt,” and right-click on it to select “Run as administrator.” Click Yes on this window and type this command: chkdsk.exe /f. Press Enter, and you will have to press “Y” on your keyboard to confirm that you want to run Check Disk next time you start your computer. Note that this scan can take some time to complete. After restart, check if error Code 45 is gone in Device Manager.
In conclusion, encountering a Code 45 error message in Device Manager can be frustrating, but there are a few possible methods to fix it. Try these methods out and hopefully, your Code 45 error will be resolved.