Error Code 0x00000038

Error Code 0x00000038

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The “SERIAL_DRIVER_INTERNAL” (0x00000038) error occurs when there is a problem with the serial adapter driver in your system. This can be due to an outdated driver, incorrect system configuration, or issues with the hardware itself.

How to fix:

  1. Update the Serial Adapter Driver: If the driver for your serial adapter is outdated or corrupted, it can cause this error. You can update the driver by visiting the manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest driver for your device.
  2. Reinstall the Serial Adapter Driver: If updating the driver doesn’t solve the problem, you can try uninstalling the driver completely, then reinstalling it.
  3. Check Hardware: If there is a physical problem with the serial adapter or another related piece of hardware (like cables), it might lead to this error. If you recently added new hardware, try removing it to see if the issue is resolved.
  4. System Restore: If the problem started recently, try using System Restore to roll back your system to a state before the issue appeared.
  5. Clean Boot: A clean boot can help identify if the issue is being caused by a third-party software conflict. Start your system with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs to isolate the problem.
  6. Check for Updates: Make sure your operating system is up to date. Outdated OS versions might have bugs that can lead to such issues.

If these solutions don’t work, consider contacting a professional or your system’s manufacturer for further assistance. Remember to back up your important data before making any significant changes to your system.

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