Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)__To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

 

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Last updated April 5, 2019 Views 82,135 Applies to:
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Hi,

The error code 45 indicates that the device is not connected to your computer.

If you have ensured that all the physical connections are made properly. It means the hardware could have gone bad. You might need to replace it.

a. However, I would suggest you to run the Hardware Troubleshooter that might help us diagnose the issue better.

Access the below link to know more about Hardware Troubleshooter:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Hardware-and-Devices-troubleshooter

b. Also go through the below link that talks about troubleshoot the issue that you are experiencing:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Manasa P – Microsoft Support

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