How do I fix error code 2148073494?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

This error code indicates that there is a problem with the Windows Installer Service. This service is responsible for installing, uninstalling, and updating programs on your computer. If this service is not working properly, it can cause error code 2148073494 to occur. There are a few different ways to fix this error, but the most common is to simply restart the Windows Installer Service.

1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, select the "Shutdown" button.
  2. Click the "Restart" button.
  3. After your computer restarts, press the "F8" key several times to open the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Use the arrow keys to select the "Enable Safe Mode with Networking" option and press the Enter key.
  5. Click the "Restart" button again.
  6. After your computer restarts, open the Windows Update utility.
  7. Click the "Check for Updates" button.
  8. If there are any updates available, click the "Update" button.
  9. After the updates are installed, restart your computer.
  10. If the error code 2148073494 still appears, repeat the steps to restart your computer and try again.

2. Update your drivers

  1. Locate the device that is causing the issue and right click on it
  2. Select Properties
  3. On the Driver tab, select the Update Driver button
  4. Click the Browse my computer for driver software button
  5. Navigate to the folder where the driver files are stored and select the appropriate file(s)
  6. Click on the Open button
  7. If the driver is not already installed, the installation will begin
  8. Once the installation is complete, restart the computer
  9. If the issue persists, please contact the manufacturer of the device for further assistance

3. Try a different USB port

  1. Verify that the device is properly connected to the computer.
  2. Turn off the computer and device.
  3. Unplug the device from the computer.
  4. Reconnect the device to the computer.
  5. If the device is not working properly, try using a different USB port.

4. Try a different USB cable

  1. Verify that the USB cable is properly connected to the computer and the device.
  2. If the USB cable is properly connected, try a different USB port on the computer.
  3. If the USB port is not the problem, try a different USB cable.

5. Try a different USB device

  1. Open Device Manager by pressing "Windows key + X" and clicking on "Device Manager".
  2. In Device Manager, locate the USB controller with the error code and double-click on it.
  3. On the "USB Controller" tab, click on the "Action" button and select "Update Driver Software".
  4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".
  5. Locate the USB driver for the USB controller with the error code and click on it.
  6. Click on "Install" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Try a different computer.