How to fix Error Code 87?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 87 is a Windows error code that indicates that the system cannot find the path specified. This can happen if the system is unable to find the required files or if the path is incorrect.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Open the Start menu and click on “Shutdown”
  2. Select the “Restart” option from the menu that pops up
  3. Click on the “Restart Now” button
  4. Your computer will restart and you will be prompted to enter your password to log in
  5. Once you have logged in, you will see the “Startup Settings” screen
  6. On the “Startup Settings” screen, you will see a “Restart” option towards the bottom of the screen
  7. Click on the “Restart” option to restart your computer
  8. After your computer has restarted, you will be prompted to enter your user name and password
  9. Once you have entered your user name and password, you will be prompted to select an account to start
  10. Click on the “Choose an account” button and select the account that you want to start your computer with

2. Update your drivers

  1. Go to Device Manager by right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage.
  2. Under the Hardware category, find and select your graphics card.
  3. Right-click on the driver package and select Update Driver.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart your computer.

3. Reinstall your drivers

  1. Open Device Manager by clicking on the Start button, clicking on Control Panel, clicking on System and Security, clicking on Device Manager.
  2. Under System devices, find your graphics card and right click on it.
  3. Click on Driver Install.
  4. On the Driver Installation Wizard, click on the Browse for a driver disk button.
  5. Insert the driver disk that came with your graphics card.
  6. On the Driver Installation Wizard, click on the Browse for a driver file button.
  7. Double click on the driver file that you downloaded.
  8. Click on the Install button.
  9. When the driver installation is complete, click on the Finish button.
  10. Close Device Manager.

4. Check for driver conflicts

  1. Open Device Manager and expand the tree to see all the devices associated with the computer.
  2. Right-click the device and select "Update Driver Software."
  3. If the "Search for updates" window appears, click "Yes" to search for driver updates.
  4. If the "Update Driver Software" window appears, click "Browse my computer for driver software."
  5. Locate the driver file for the device that is causing the conflict and click "Open."
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
  7. If the "Update Driver Software" window does not appear, click "OK" to close the window.
  8. If the "Update Driver Software" window appears again, click "No" to close the window.
  9. Restart the computer.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Run a driver scan
  2. Roll back your drivers
  3. Run a system file check
  4. Run a memory check
  5. Scan for malware
  6. Perform a clean boot