How to Troubleshoot: MSI.netdevicemanager40 Fatal Error Message

When you run into issues, it’s important that you troubleshoot your problem. First, check if the issue is fixable. If it slips your mind, refer to this article (and I’ll be sure to include an icon to make it easier for you). If the issue still persists, run through the troubleshooting steps I’ve outlined for you at the end of the article.

I’ve been using Windows for years, and I’ve never had to troubleshoot an issue. Until now. I’ve just had an issue with my MSI.netdevicemanager40 being fatal. The error I received was simply, “Fatal error calling event handlers.” When I search online, I can’t seem to find anyone with this error, so I thought I’d write this blog post to share my experience with the error.

Every now and then, you may come across a situation where the Windows Device Manager shows a message that says “the system cannot find the driver software necessary for the hardware device”. It may also show a message saying “Unable to locate a driver for this hardware”.