Instrument Driver Not Found Error

Updated Jan 3, 2018

Reported In


  • GPIB Software
  • NI-Serial
  • NI-488.2

Issue Details

  • I installed the instrument driver, but LabVIEW says that I still need to install the driver.
  • I get error -1073807202 when trying to run my code.
  • LabVIEW says my driver is not installed.


In order to communicate to an instrument over GPIB or Serial, you need to install a driver for this communication method.  This is different than the instrument drivers that can be installed from the Instrument Driver Network (IDNet).  The download links are as follows:

Additional Information

Instrument Drivers are functions, or VIs, made to simplify the process of using low level commands to control the instrument.  Such commands could be sent manually over VISA.  However, you need to have the serial or GPIB driver in order to talk to an instrument via VISA.  Therefore the instrument drivers from IDNet still require the respective bus driver.  


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