The Driver for this device might be corrupted or System may be low on memory

If you have suddenly started facing slowness in your Windows PC, and you suspect hardware or a driver problem, you may want to open Devices Manager. If you see a message in the Device Properties box – The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3) there, here are some basic things you can do to address this error message.

Driver for this device might be corrupted or System may be low on memory

The driver for this device might be corrupted or your system may be running low on memory or other resources

1] Close some applications

This particular problem mainly occurs when you have low available RAM, and you have opened a lot of apps simultaneously. In that case, close some opened apps to free up resources. One thing you can check before closing any app. You can open the Task Manager and check whether your system is using high resources or not. If yes, start closing some apps based on the usage. You can just select the program, right-click on it and click on End task button.

2] Uninstall and reinstall the driver

If you think that the device driver may be corrupted, uninstall the driver and then scan for new hardware to install the driver again. To do this, you will have to click the Action menu in Device Manager, and then click Scan for hardware changes.

3] Install more RAM

If your Windows computer has insufficient memory to run the driver, you need to close some applications to make memory available. Open the System Information box to check memory and system resources. Check if you need to install additional RAM.

Hope something here helps you fix the issue.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.