Do you receive the Accelerometer error on start-up on your HP device? If you are, don’t worry as this is a minor problem related with some drivers and which can be easily addressed.
There are a few ways in which you can try to fix the Accelerometer error in Windows 10 and everything is being detailed and discussed in the following guidelines and steps.
Usually this warning message is displayed after your Windows received a new update, especially if that was a Windows 10 update. As already outlined, the error is talking about a driver which is not running properly.
It can be a file corruption or an outdated driver, thus the troubleshooting solutions will focus on resolving these particular aspects, as described below:
Fix HP accelerometer errors in Windows 10
- Solution 1 – Check for Windows updates.
- Solution 2 – Update existing drivers.
- Solution 3 – Remove corrupted drivers and reinstall them manually.
1. Check for Windows updates
- On your computer press the Win+I hotkeys.
- From System Settings choose Update & Security.
- Under Windows Update (from the left panel) you can verify if there is any update waiting for your approval.
- Apply all available patches and restart your Windows 10 device in the end.
2. Update existing drivers
- Right-click on the Windows start icon.
- From the list that’s displayed click on the Device Manager entry.
- In Device Manager find the HP 3D DriveGuard driver.
- Right-click on it and choose Update.
- Restart your Windows 10 system in the end.
We also strongly recommend TweakBit’s Driver Updater (approved by Microsoft and Norton) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC. It’s a great tool which scans for updates as an antivirus scans for threats. This tool will keep your system safe as you can manually download and install the wrong driver version.
3. Remove corrupted drivers and reinstall them manually
If updating the driver isn’t fixing the Accelerometer error, try to uninstall and reinstall it manually afterward:
- You can remove the driver from Device Manager – access Device Manager as already explained, then right-click on the HP 3D DriveGuard driver and choose ‘uninstall’.
- Alternatively: go to Control Panel, switch to Category and under Programs click on Uninstall. Find the HP 3D DriveGuard software and remove it from your Windows 10 device.
- Hint: for accessing Control Panel just right-click on the Windows start icon and select ‘Control Panel’.
- Restart your device and then access this link. From there you can download the latest HP 3D DriveGuard driver.
- Afterwards, install the driver by running the executable file that was just downloaded and follow on-screen prompts.
The methods explained above should help you fix the HP Accelerometer error in Windows 10.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. We want to be sure that our list has the best products that will fit your needs.
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