User Manual: Know Error Codes in Device Manager in Windows

Jean updated on Oct 13, 2020 to Data Recovery Resouce | How-to Articles

Practical user manual lets you know the error code 51, 43, 47, 12, 10, 3, etc. in Device Manager in Windows, plus the resolution.

Error Code            Error Code Meaning Resolution
Code 1 The device is not configured properly Update the device driver
Code 3 The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources 1.Close some open applications; 2.Uninstall and reinstall the driver; 3.Install additional RAM
Code 10 The device cannot start Update the device driver
Code 12 This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use Disable the conflicting device
Code 14 This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer Restart your computer
Code 16 Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses Assign additional resources to the device
Code 18 Reinstall the drivers for this device 1.Update the device driver; 2.Uninstall and reinstall the driver
Code 19 Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged 1.Uninstall and reinstall the driver; 2.Revert to the most recent successful registry configuration
Code 21 Windows is removing this device 1.Refresh the Device Manager view; 2.Restart your computer
Code 22 This device is disabled Enable the device
Code 24 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed 1.Update the device driver; 2.Remove the device
Code 28 The drivers for this device are not installed Install the device driver
Code 29 This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources Enable the device in the BIOS
Code 31 This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device Update the device driver
Code 32 A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality 1.Uninstall and reinstall the driver; 2.Change the start type in the Registry
Code 33 Windows cannot determine which resources are required for this device Configure or replace the hardware
Code 34 Windows cannot determine the settings for this device Manually configure the device
Code 35 Your computer's system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device Contact the computer manufacturer to update the BIOS
Code 36 This device is requesting a PCI interrupt but is configured for an ISA interrupt (or vice versa) Change the settings for IRQ reservations
Code 37 Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware Uninstall and reinstall the driver
Code 38 Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory 1.Run the Troubleshooting Wizard; 2.Restart your computer
Code 39 Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. Uninstall and reinstall the driver
Code 40 Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly Uninstall and reinstall the driver
Code 41 Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device 1.Update the device driver; 2.Uninstall and reinstall the driver
Code 42 Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system Restart your computer
Code 43 Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems 1.Run the Troubleshooting Wizard; 2.Check the hardware documentation
Code 44 An application or service has shut down this hardware device Restart your computer
Code 45 Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer Reconnect the device to your computer
Code 46 Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the process of shutting down No resolution required
Code 47 Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal, but it has not been removed from the computer 1.Reconnect the device to your computer; 2.Restart your computer
Code 48 The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows Update the device driver
Code 49 Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit) Uninstall devices that you are no longer using
Code 52 Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device 1.Run the Troubleshooting Wizard; 2.Update the device driver


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