How to Fix: Base System Device Error

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After installing or reinstalling Microsoft Windows, you can find one, two, three or more basic devices in the Windows Device Manager. This happens if the card reader drivers are not properly installed on your laptop or computer. To solve this problem, locate the drivers on the media provided with your computer or on the computer manufacturer’s website. Many manufacturers will list these drivers in the Removable Media or Chipsets section.

This problem can also occur with the USB ports on the motherboard if your Windows installation does not correctly detect the USB ports. To solve the problem with USB ports, you can also try to find the USB drivers on the media provided with your computer or on the computer manufacturer’s website.

If your computer has a card reader, but the problem persists after installing the card reader drivers, there is another system device that Windows does not detect correctly. You will find other drivers available for your computer on the manufacturer’s website. Download the drivers and install each one to solve the problem and ask Windows and the Device Manager to detect all system devices on your computer.

How to fix Base System Device error:

Basic system device is a technical term for a device such as a card reader, chipset on the motherboard, network devices, etc. When you install and reinstall Windows, you can see a list of these basic system devices with yellow exclamation marks or without installed drivers.

Updating the base system device driver using the device manager

This is the most common solution. You can follow the steps below:

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Step 1: Open the Device Manager and locate the base system device.

Step 2: Right-click on the base system device and select Update driver software.

Click on Automatically check for driver updates, then Windows searches for the most recent driver for your PC.

Step 4: Update the driver and restart your PC, the problem can be solved.

Install the Intel Chipset software installation program

Another way to deal with bugs in the base system is to install the latest version of the Intel Chipset installation software.

This ensures that all chipset components are updated with the latest version of their respective drivers. This will allow Windows 10 to better identify all chipset components.

  1. Download the Intel chipset installation software from the Intel website. Make sure that the version matches your operating system.
  2. After downloading and decompressing it, double-click on the exe file to start the installation process.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. Restart your PC after the installation process is complete.

Installation with Windows Update

  1. Right-click the entry, then click Update Driver.
  2. The Update Wizard starts by searching for an update in the Windows Update Catalog or allows you to select a driver for the update.
  3. Restart your computer after the installation is complete.

We hope these steps were easy to follow and helped you to correct the basic error of the device and understand it.

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