What is ‘Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver’ error in Windows 10/8/7 computer?
If you are facing ‘Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver’ error in Windows 10/8/7 computer while trying to insert CD/DVD drive and install drivers from it, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy methods/steps to resolve the error. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver’ error: It is common Windows problem occurred usually when you try to install drivers from CD/DVD inserted into your Windows 10/8/7 computer. In most cases, CD/DVDs are included in package of your motherboards and monitors to help you in installing required drivers in your computer. For example, if you have Intel-brand motherboard in your PC/laptop, then there CD/DVDs provided by manufacturer or with complete package when purchase computer or motherboard.
Several users reported they faced ‘Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver’ while they tried to install drivers from CD/DVDs inserted in computer. This issue indicates your Windows computer failed to load the driver you attempting to install from CD/DVDs. In such case, you can try downloading the drivers from manufacturer’s official website and then installing it into computer, or you can install a clean version of Windows in order to fix the issue.
The possible reason behind this error can be enabled ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’ module/feature in your computer. This module in Windows 10 computer acts as safeguard for your computer from installing broken, badly written or malicious drivers into computer. In other words, it might possible that the driver you are attempting to install from CD/DVDs is blocked by this module. In such case, you can disable this module in computer and then re-try installing the driver from CD/DVDs. Let’s go for the solution.
How to fix Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver error in Windows 10/8/7?
Method 1: Fix ‘Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver’ error with ‘PC Repair Tool’
‘PC Repair Tool’ is easy & quick way to find and fix BSOD errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses issue, system files or registry issues and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 2: Disable ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’ module in Windows computer
As mentioned, enabled ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’ module in computer can cause this error by blocking the driver from installing that you attempting to install from CD/DVD. You can fix the issue by disabling this module.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’
Step 2: Type the following command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute
bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on
Step 3: This command will disable integrity checks and let you install any driver. Once done, try installing the driver inside DVD/CD and check if you can install the driver without any issue.
Step 4: To re-enable ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’ or ‘Integrity Check’, enter the following command in ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’
bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks off
Method 3: Download and install drivers in Windows computer [Manually]
If you are unable the driver from your CD/DVD in your computer, then you can download and install the same driver from manufacturer official site. For example, if you face ‘Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver’ while trying to install your motherboards driver, graphics card drivers or other drivers from your motherboard’s CD/DVD, then you can visit your motherboard’s official site and get the same driver in your computer.
Step 1: Open your browser and visit your device’s motherboard manufacturer official website
Step 2: On the opened page, search and download the required driver and save it to your computer’s hard drive
Step 3: Once downloaded, press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 4: In ‘Device Manager’, find the device driver you want to update, right-click on it and select ‘Update Driver’
Step 5: In next window, select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ option, click on ‘Browse’ button and search for the driver setup file you downloaded from official site, in your device’s location.
Step 6: Follow on-screen instructions to install the downloaded driver setup file. Once installed, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the error is resolved.
Download or reinstall Windows drivers update [Automatically]
You can also try to update your all Windows drivers including graphics card driver, audio drivers, network adapter drivers, mouse & keyboard drivers, USB drivers and other device drivers with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. This software will automatically find and download the latest updates for all Windows drivers, and then install them into computer. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 4: Perform System Restore
If the problem is still persist, then you can try to fix the issue by perform system restore in your computer. You can restore your computer to restore point according to date & time when everything was working well.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘rstrui’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘System Restore’
Step 2: In ‘System Restore’ window, click on ‘Next’, select a restore point according to date & time when everything was working well and there was no issue with drivers, and then hit ‘Next > Finish’ to start restoring process.
Step 3: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.
Method 5: Reinstall Windows
If the issue is still persist and the above methods didn’t work for you, then you can perform clean install of Windows Operating System in computer in order to fix the issue. To do so, you need to download Windows installation media and create a bootable media using Media Creation Tool (By Microsoft). Or you need to have Windows installation media, then run the Windows installation media setup and follow on-screen instructions to finish Windows OS installation.
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