Windows XP error code 45

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I am a long-time Windows XP user, and I have never had a problem with using my webcam with the my PC.

Recently, I got a new Win-XP PC, but I found that I could not use my webcam with it. Windows does not even detect the device.

If I open it in the Device Manager, I get a message: "Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer.

(Code 45)". I checked the connection of the webcam many times, but could not find any fault. What should I do?


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Answered By 0 points N/A #95518

Windows XP error code 45


You can resolve this problem with some recommended resolutions through Device Manager.

  • Right click on My Computer, and go to Properties.
  • Choose the Hardware tab, and then click on Device Manager.
  • Here a list of devices appears. The device has a red exclamation; it means this device is not attached. If a device is unknown or driver is not updated then the device has a yellow question mark.
  • Right-click the device that has the problem, and then clicks on Properties.  This will open the device Properties dialog box. Here an error code will be displayed in the Device status area of this dialog box.
  • You can Use the Troubleshooting Wizard. On the device Properties dialog box, click the General tab. Click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard. The wizard asks you some simple questions and provides a solution to your problem based on the answers that you provide.
Answered By 0 points N/A #95520

Windows XP error code 45


Your driver is corrupted or outdated that’s why you are receiving the error (Code 45). Simply updated you driver to remove this error. You can see the Device Manager to find out corrupted driver. You can resolve this problem by following these steps:

  • Click Start and go to My Computer
  • Right click on my computer and select properties
  • Select the hardware tab then Device Manager.

To view the properties of any device just double click on it . If an error code has been generated, the code appears in the Device Status box. You will see "Currently this hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45).
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Answered By 0 points N/A #95523

Windows XP error code 45


Windows XP error code 45 is an error which is caused by a problem with the drivers and hardware of your computer system. This error shows that the driver or hardware is unable to run on your system. You must have to repair this problem that shows error code 45. Your hardware will not perform normally or unable to perform.

You can fix it by simply following these instructions:

Click on run Right click on computer and go to properties.

Select hardware & then choose “Device Manger”

Another window will open and shows you which hardware components you have on your system, and whether are they in working condition or not? It will provide you list of hardware, drivers or hardware having problems are indicated with a yellow exclamation mark, or show a red cross which devices are not attached.

Or here is another method to do this :

  • Click Start  and type “cmd” in Run and press Enter
  • A command prompt window will appear, type the given command:
  • set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1



  • Open Device Manager

This command will display all previous devices that you have had installed on your PC. You can start removing devices that you are no longer going to use but still have drivers installed.

Answered By 0 points N/A #95524

Windows XP error code 45


Such type of error occurs when you remove a device that was previously connected or installed in the computer. You must have to reconnect this hardware device to the computer to resolve this problem.

Here are following possible solutions for this problem.

Try any one of them; hopefully your problem will be fixed.

  1. Simply connect the associated device to the computer this will remove error code automatically. This error code is only showing the disconnected status of the device and does not require any resolution.
  2. Another solution is that, check the device cable. You may get the problem if you don't properly connect and the system port and device’s cable. If the cable or port is not connected then it will not work and show you an error code.
  3. Or simply connect the same device to another system and check it is working or not. Also check another system or software where this device is already working. This will assure you physical Problem related to Hardware and/or Software.
  4. Use a registry cleaner program to fix the error code 45. It is a very important part of your system. Registry is a database that Windows required to keep settings of all running programs. The registry is the essential part of your computer system. You must have to fix any damaged or corrupt settings that are stored inside the registry. If you have any problems with the system, the registry is actually one of the most likely causes.
  5. The following solution is for the advanced user.

You have to start Device Manager with the environment variable DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES set to 1 (which means show these devices),

Here you can see any previously attached devices in the device list with assigned this error code.

Answered By 0 points N/A #95525

Windows XP error code 45


At 1st connect your cam with your pc.

Than go to start menu than setting > Control panel > scanners and cameras than add an imaging device.

Than finish

I think your cam device install problem.

Answered By 10 points N/A #95526

Windows XP error code 45


Go to the Device Manager, select the device and go to its properties.

It will display the following in the Device Status text box

“Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)”

This error shows that the device is not present or was previously attached to the computer. To resolve this issue you must have to open Device Manager with the environment variable DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES set to 1.

All previously attached devices that are not currently attached to the computer are displayed in the device list and assigned this error code.

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