How do you fix error code 8?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

Error code 8 is a "no such device or address" error. This error code occurs when a device or address cannot be found. This can happen when a device is not plugged in, a driver is not installed, or a network connection is not working.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. If the error persists, press the F8 key to open the boot menu and select the "restart" option.
  3. If the computer still does not start, press the F12 key to open the advanced boot menu and select the "reboot" option.
  4. After your computer restarts, check if the error still persists. If it does, repeat the steps above.

2. Update your drivers

  1. Go to the device manager by clicking on the Start button, typing "devmgmt.msc" into the Windows search bar, and clicking on "devmgmt.msc" to open it.
  2. In the Device Manager window, click on the "Driver" tab.
  3. Right-click on the device driver that you want to update and select "Update Driver Software."
  4. Click on the "Browse my computer for driver software" button.
  5. Click on the "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer" button.
  6. Click on the "Browse" button and select the driver file that you want to update.
  7. Click on the "Open" button.
  8. Click on the "OK" button.
  9. Click on the "Finish" button.
  10. Restart your computer.

3. Try a different USB port

  1. Verify that the device is correctly connected to the computer.
  2. Open the Device Manager and locate the USB controller associated with the device.
  3. Right-click on the controller and select "Update Driver."
  4. Search for the latest driver for the USB controller and install it.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Verify that the device is now working correctly.

4. Try a different USB cable

  1. Unplug all cables from the computer
  2. Inspect the USB cable that is suspected of being faulty
  3. Replace the USB cable if it is defective
  4. Replug all cables into the computer and test the device
  5. If the device still does not work, replace the motherboard or other components

5. Try a different USB device

  1. Locate the USB device that is causing the error.
  2. Unplug the USB device from your computer.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Reinsert the USB device that is causing the error.
  5. If the error persists, try a different USB port on your computer.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Try a different computer.