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    New ROGer Array Pandydo PC Specs
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    Angry Crosshair V Formula Z Error Code 42

    I have recently installed windows 10 and every time I start up my computer I get the error code 42 and have no idea what this is. I had also tried to install windows 8 with the same error code coming up. To get rid of the 42 error code I need to restart my computer, but this is just getting annoying. I previously had windows 7 install and it never came up with this error code.

    Any ideas what this 42 error code is?

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array MeanMachine PC Specs
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    Hi Pandydo and Welcome to ROG

    If error code 42 is from within windows, as I suspect it is. It means Windows cannot load a device driver for a piece of hardware on your system and probably because there is a duplicate device already running on the system. This is caused by a sub-process that the system accidentally named incorrectly.

    Normally a reboot will fix it by allowing the system to clear out cache memory. As it is constantly happening, I would check in Device Manager and try to identify the culprit that is being duplicated. Do you see any yellow triangles against any drivers?
    You can delete suspect drivers and the system will reload those drivers on next reboot hopefully correctly.

    Also run "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt. (without quotation marks) If you have any corrupted files, Windows will attempt to fix the problem or warn you it can't.

    If you have changed or recently added a device or peripheral, then that device or peripheral would be suspect.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by MeanMachine; 08-04-2015 at 12:02 PM. Reason: Added info
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