Error: Code 51 - Windows cannot find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still cannot find the network path, contact your network administrator.

How to fix the Windows System Error 51 ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST

This article features error number Code 51, commonly known as ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST and it is described as Windows cannot find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still cannot find the network path, contact your network administrator.

About Windows System Error

Windows system errors occur at various times during normal use of the operating system. Users should receive an error code that they can use to analyze and investigate what happened to the computer. However, these codes will not necessarily provide detailed information. And since non-system software can also return these codes, the user will need to have an understanding of the program and runtime context when analyzing errors. Here are some ways to understand symptoms, causes and general solutions.

Definitions (Beta)

Here we list some definitions for the words contained in your error, in an attempt to help you understand your problem. This is a work in progress, so sometimes we might define the word incorrectly, so feel free to skip this section!

  • Administrator - An administrator account is a user account on an operating system which allow make changes that can affect other users including, but not limited to, the creation and restriction of user accounts, change operating system options including security settings, install software and drivers, access all files.
  • Contact - A person who may be approached for information or assistance or the action of communicating with someone, typically in order to give or receive information.
  • Find - This tag has multiple meanings
  • Path - A path, the general form of a file name or of a directory name, specifies a unique location in a file system
  • Network - For most programming questions use [network-programming] tag

Symptoms of Code 51 - ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST

When processing, Windows send System Error codes to tell the user the kind of problem happening to the computer. They appear at unexpected instances so it is difficult to detect unless one analyzes the error message that comes with it. Windows System Error codes are symptoms to other problems happening to the computer, and since they are, users need to consider the error message, the time and the processes running while it occurred.

Fix ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST (Error Error 51)
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Causes of ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST - Error 51

Windows system errors can be caused by software or hardware breakdown. Sometimes, your software is not working in consistency with the hardware because of changes or general hardware failures. At some instances, users might have installed conflicting drivers or the OS got corrupted. Perhaps a component had some abnormal power surge which can damage parts and affect its operation. Different kinds of factors may have happened which caused the system to display a System error at certain periods of computer usage. Problems with software and hardware, of course, easily resolved if user can easily pinpoint the portion that are causing the failure. To address problems with these kinds of error, try the following repair methods.

Repair Methods

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Please note: Neither nor it's writers claim responsibility for the results of the actions taken from employing any of the repair methods listed on this page - you complete these steps at your own risk.

System File Checker - this tool works pretty much like a registry checker but this helps you find and repair corrupted or missing system files so it takes a bit longer to run
  • To run the command, open elevated Command prompt by typing it on the search window, then right clicking Command Prompt and choosing run as administrator
  • Type sfc /scannow on the prompt and wait until verification process is successfully completed
Run Checkdisk - Chkdsk repairs many inconsistencies with the OS. System errors may also be repaired using this utility. To run it,
  • Open Command Prompt by typing it on the search box, then when you see the result on the list overhead, right click on it and choose, Run as Administrator
  • Your system might say you cannot run it at the moment because you are still processing data, and will ask you if you want to run it before the next startup, just click y for yes and then exit the screen and reboot the computer
  • Once the computer reboots, you will see checkdisk running outside of Windows, just let it finish till it gives you a report of what was found, fixed or marked
  • Exit the window and the let your computer reboot normally.
Changes done to your computer can mess up your driver. If that happens, you can either reinstall your driver or update it. To do that, you can do the following.
  • If you received a Device Manager error code, take note of the description so you can pinpoint the driver or the component that is causing the error
  • Launch device manager by either searching for Device Manager or running "devmgmt.msc"
  • Find the driver on the list and right click on it
  • Click Uninstall in case you want to reinstall the driver, or Update Driver Software if you are trying to update it.
  • You will see a confirmation window, make sure the Delete driver software item is unchecked.
  • Click ok then reboot your computer.
You may alternately do this:
  • You may manually download the driver from the manufacturer.
  • Run it to replace the current driver you are using.
  • Once done, let your computer reboot.
You may also go back to the original driver your computer came with. To do that:
  • On Device Manager, find the problematic driver.
  • Right click the device and click Properties.
  • When you see the Properties window, click the Driver tab.
  • You will see the Roll Back Driver button, click that.
  • Confirm the rollback by clicking Yes when you see a question that says "Are you sure you would like to roll back to the previously installed driver software?"
  • Restart your computer after this.
For Window 7
  • Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
  • Click System Restore and then click Next.
  • Choose your restore point when you know your computer is doing fine
  • Keep clicking Next and the click Finish
  • It will take time so be patient, wait for the operation to completely stop
For Windows 8, 8.1 or 10
  • Right-click the Start button, then click System.
  • Once in System window, click System and Security.
  • Tap System and on the left side, click System protection.
  • Click System Restore, follow the instruction to select your restore point and then click Next until you see the Finish button.
  • Wait for the restore process to finish.
    • The best way to repair your system software is still reinstalling it. Repair reinstall process helps you keep your files as you repair the operating system. Though, you need to make sure you back up your file if you indeed need to clean reinstall your computer. You will need to insert your installation media and restart your computer.
    • Access your BIOS, the process differs from one computer model to another, it may be F1, F2, or Del button.
    • Once there, go to boot section, set boot to the installation disk and save settings.
    • For earlier version of Windows, you may need to tap your keyboard while you wait for the computer to access the installation disk.
    • Choose the repair utility first instead of clean installing the OS. This may save you a lot of hassles. However, if the issue continues after rebooting your computer, then just back up files and do the clean reinstall.
Other languages:

Wie beheben Fehler 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows kann den Netzwerkpfad nicht finden. Stellen Sie sicher, dass der Netzwerkpfad korrekt ist und der Zielcomputer nicht ausgelastet oder ausgeschaltet ist. Wenn Windows den Netzwerkpfad immer noch nicht finden kann, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Netzwerkadministrator.
Come fissare Errore 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows non riesce a trovare il percorso di rete. Verificare che il percorso di rete sia corretto e che il computer di destinazione non sia occupato o spento. Se Windows non riesce ancora a trovare il percorso di rete, contatta l'amministratore di rete.
Hoe maak je Fout 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows kan het netwerkpad niet vinden. Controleer of het netwerkpad correct is en dat de doelcomputer niet bezet of uitgeschakeld is. Als Windows het netwerkpad nog steeds niet kan vinden, neem dan contact op met uw netwerkbeheerder.
Comment réparer Erreur 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows ne peut pas trouver le chemin du réseau. Vérifiez que le chemin réseau est correct et que l'ordinateur de destination n'est pas occupé ou éteint. Si Windows ne parvient toujours pas à trouver le chemin réseau, contactez votre administrateur réseau.
어떻게 고치는 지 오류 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows에서 네트워크 경로를 찾을 수 없습니다. 네트워크 경로가 올바르고 대상 컴퓨터가 사용 중이 아니거나 꺼져 있는지 확인하십시오. Windows에서 여전히 네트워크 경로를 찾을 수 없으면 네트워크 관리자에게 문의하십시오.
Como corrigir o Erro 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - O Windows não consegue encontrar o caminho da rede. Verifique se o caminho da rede está correto e se o computador de destino não está ocupado ou desligado. Se o Windows ainda não conseguir encontrar o caminho da rede, entre em contato com o administrador da rede.
Hur man åtgärdar Fel 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows kan inte hitta nätverksvägen. Kontrollera att nätverksvägen är korrekt och att destinationsdatorn inte är upptagen eller avstängd. Kontakta din nätverksadministratör om Windows fortfarande inte hittar nätverksvägen.
Как исправить Ошибка 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows не может найти сетевой путь. Убедитесь, что сетевой путь указан правильно, а конечный компьютер не занят и не выключен. Если Windows по-прежнему не может найти сетевой путь, обратитесь к сетевому администратору.
Jak naprawić Błąd 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - System Windows nie może znaleźć ścieżki sieciowej. Sprawdź, czy ścieżka sieciowa jest poprawna, a komputer docelowy nie jest zajęty lub wyłączony. Jeśli system Windows nadal nie może znaleźć ścieżki sieciowej, skontaktuj się z administratorem sieci.
Cómo arreglar Error 51 (ERROR_REM_NOT_LIST) - Windows no puede encontrar la ruta de la red. Verifique que la ruta de la red sea correcta y que la computadora de destino no esté ocupada o apagada. Si Windows aún no puede encontrar la ruta de red, comuníquese con su administrador de red.

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