The 9001-0026 error code is a Nintendo Switch error that occurs when there is a problem with the system's game card reader. This can be caused by a number of things, such as dirt or debris in the game card slot, a damaged game card, or a problem with the Nintendo Switch itself. There are a few things that can be done to try and fix this error code, such as cleaning the game card slot or trying a different game card, but if the problem persists, then it is likely that the Nintendo Switch will need to be sent in for repairs.
1. Restart the computer and try again
- Try again.
2. Update the BIOS and drivers
In order to update the BIOS and drivers, you will need to download the latest BIOS and drivers from the manufacturer's website. Once you have downloaded the BIOS and drivers, you will need to extract the files to a location on your computer. Once the files are extracted, you will need to open the BIOS and drivers files and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Once the BIOS and drivers are updated, you will need to restart your computer and error code 9001-0026 should be fixed.
3. Run a virus scan
The first step is to open your antivirus software. Next, select the "Full Scan" option to scan your entire computer for viruses. Once the scan is complete, remove any viruses that are found. Restart your computer and try running the virus scan again. If the problem persists, try using a different antivirus program.
4. Disable any anti-virus or firewall software
- Open your anti-virus or firewall software.
- Look for an option to disable the software or to turn off the firewall.
- Once you have found the appropriate option, disable the software or turn off the firewall.
- Try to run the software that was giving you the error code 9001-0026. If the software runs without any issues, then you have successfully fixed the error.
5. Check for loose cables
- Check the cables that connect the hard drive to the motherboard. Make sure that they are all securely plugged in.
- If the cables are loose, tighten them up.
- If the cables are not the problem, then the next step is to check the hard drive itself.
- Make sure that the hard drive is properly plugged into the power supply and the motherboard.
- If the hard drive is not the problem, then the next step is to check the RAM.
- Make sure that the RAM is properly seated in the slots and that the slots are properly aligned.
- If the RAM is not the problem, then the next step is to check the BIOS.
- Make sure that the BIOS is up to date and that all of the settings are correct.
- If the BIOS is not the problem, then the next step is to check the operating system.
- Make sure that the operating system is up to date and that all of the settings are correct.
6. Try another USB port
If you are receiving error code 9001-0026, it is likely that there is an issue with the USB port you are using. Try connecting your device to another USB port to see if this fixes the issue. If you are still receiving the error code, there may be an issue with the device itself and you should contact the manufacturer for further troubleshooting.
7. Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool
- Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
- Type mdsched.exe in the Run dialog box and press Enter.
- The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will now open. You will be asked if you want to restart your computer and check for problems now, or if you want to check for problems the next time you restart your computer.
- Choose the option to restart your computer and check for problems now.
- Your computer will now restart and the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will begin to run.
- The Windows Memory Diagnostic tool will now scan your computer's memory for errors.
- If any errors are found, you will be asked if you want to fix them.
- Choose the option to fix the errors and restart your computer.
- Your computer will now restart and the errors should be fixed.
8. Perform a clean boot
- Restart your computer and enter Safe Mode. To do this, press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds to turn off your computer. Once your computer is off, press the Power Button again to turn it on. As soon as the computer starts to boot up, begin pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. Doing this will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select Safe Mode and press Enter.
- Once your computer has booted into Safe Mode, open the Start Menu and type msconfig into the Search box. Press Enter to open the System Configuration Utility.
- Click on the Startup tab and then click on the Disable All button. This will disable all startup programs and services on your computer.
- Click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button.
- Restart your computer and see if the error has been fixed.
9. Restore the computer to a previous restore point
- Click on the Start button and then click on Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, click on System and Maintenance.
- In the System and Maintenance window, click on Backup and Restore.
- In the Backup and Restore window, click on the Restore my computer to an earlier time option.
- In the next window, select a date from the calendar on which you want to restore the computer. Then click on the Next button.
- In the next window, select a restore point from the list of available restore points. Then click on the Next button.
- In the next window, click on the Finish button to start the restore process.
10. Reinstall Windows
- Restart your computer and boot from your Windows installation disc.
- Select your language settings and click Next.
- Click Repair your computer.
- Select the operating system you want to repair and click Next.
- Click Command Prompt.
- Type the following commands and press Enter after each one: bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bootrec /rebuildbcd
- Restart your computer and check if the error is fixed.