Fix: Windows is Still Setting up the Class Configuration for this Device

The ‘Windows is still setting up the class configuration for this device. (Code 56)’ error is known to occur when your network adapter has a conflict with the third-party VPN installed on your system. There have been reports submitted by users which state that users have lost all network connections after updating to Windows version 1709 while for some, it occurred after updating to version 1803. The version 1803 is known to cause certain network problems, however, the issues have straightforward workarounds.

Network Adapter Driver Code 56 Error

After losing all network connections, when you open up the Device Manager to check your network adapter drivers, you are met with the said error in the Properties window of the driver. You can fix this issue by implementing the solutions down below.

What causes the ‘Windows is still setting up the class configuration for this device. (Code 56)’ Error on Windows 10?

Well, after going through several user reports, from what we have salvaged, the error is often due to the following factors —

  • Third-party VPN. In most of the cases, the error is due to the third-party VPN installed on your system. The VPN conflicts with your network adapter which causes the issue to pop up.
  • Windows update. The Windows update that you have installed might also be the guilty party. It might have reset your Network settings/configuration due to which you are facing the error.

Please, follow the solutions down below in the same order as given to make sure you get a quick workaround to your problem.

Solution 1: Network Troubleshooter

When you face the error mentioned above, the first thing you need to do is run the Network troubleshooter. The troubleshooter will look into matters concerning your network adapter drivers and third-party applications conflicting with it. Therefore, it is definitely worth a shot. Here’s how to run the Network Troubleshooter:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to Network and Internet.
  3. Click ‘Network troubleshooter’ to execute it.
    Network Troubleshooter – Windows Network Settings
  4. See if it fixes your issue.

Solution 2: Network Reset

If the troubleshooter doesn’t detect and fix the problem, you will have to perform a Network Reset. A Network Reset will reset all your network configuration to default. This might just fix your issue. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to Network and Internet.
  3. In the Status panel, scroll down to locate Network reset, click it.
    Network Reset – Windows 10 Network Settings
  4. Finally, on the new window, hit ‘Reset now’ and wait for it to complete.

Solution 3: Uninstall CheckPoint VPN

As we have mentioned above, the major cause of the issue is a third-party VPN installed on your system which is conflicting with your network adapter. To fix this, you will have to uninstall the VPN. This solution has been reported by most of the users. Therefore, if you have a CheckPoint VPN on your system, you will have to uninstall it using the Control Panel and then restart your system.

CheckPoint VPN

If you are using any other VPN instead of CheckPoint, try uninstalling it and then restarting the system. In case you upgraded from a prior Windows version to Windows 10 and the issue is occurring after that, you will have to revert back to the old version, uninstall any third-party VPN on your system and then perform the upgrade.

You can learn how to perform a downgrade by referring to this article on our site.

Solution 4: Uninstall Windows Update

If your issue emerged after a certain Windows 10 update was installed on your system, you can solve it by uninstalling that specific Windows update. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to Update and security.
  3. Click on View update history and then select ‘Uninstall updates’.
    Windows Update Settings
  4. A new window will pop up, locate the Windows update you are trying to uninstall and then double-click it.
    Uninstalling a Windows Update
  5. Wait for it to complete.

Solution 5: Clean Install

If none of the above solutions have worked out for you, unfortunately, you will have to perform a clean installation of Windows. You will lose all the files and documents located in your system drive while performing a clean install, therefore, it is recommended to make a backup of all the necessary files.

Solution 6: Reset Bios

In some cases, the issue can be fixed simply by resetting the Bios. In order to do so, follow the steps below.

  1. Restart your computer and press the “F12” or “F9” or the “Del” key to get into bios.
  2. There should be a button allocation on the screen to reset the Bios.
  3. Usually, it is “F9” so press that and accept the next prompts.
    Load Optimized Defaults
  4. This will reset the Bios.
  5. Check to see if the issue persists.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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