Error 0x80004005 After Attempting to Connect to Device in NI MAX

Updated Nov 27, 2019

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

  • After I reserve triggers within NI MAX (Measurement and Automation Explorer), Windows Error 0x80004005 appears when I try to save the configuration settings.
  • My cDAQ used to work within NI MAX. After modifying the name of the device I get Error 0x80004005.
  • I attempted to connect to my 3rd party vision device in NI MAX. The device appears in MAX but when I click on the device it returns Error 0x80004005.


Try the following troubleshooting steps to resolve the Windows error in NI MAX.
  1. Reset the NI MAX Database. Make sure to export the System Configuration settings in NI MAX before resetting the database.
  2. Update NI MAX by installing the latest NI-DAQmx driver.
    1. If the latest version of NI-DAQmx is already installed, force reinstall NI-DAQmx to reinstall the NI MAX software.


If the frame grabber or camera that you are using is in SDI format, then you will not be able to connect to the device in NI MAX. This is because National Instruments does not have image acquisition products that support SDI.

Additional Information

Error may occur in conjunction with Error -229771. Solution still applies.


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