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Understanding Different Device Manager Error Codes

May 12th, 2012 1 comment

Device Manager error codes pertain specifically to issues in the Device Manager of your computer. These messages are generated when the device that you are trying to access cannot be started or when you encounter issues on the device drivers, hardware problems, or system resource conflicts.

Whenever trying to troubleshoot issues on your computer, make sure that you already know that Device Manager error codes are different from system error codes, even though they both display the same code numbers at times. Whenever you see the error code outside the Device Manager area, then you can breathe a sigh of relief since it is not a Device Manager error code.

If you are unfamiliar with the different kinds of error codes for your computer’s Device Manager, below are some of the code errors you may encounter:

Code 1

‘This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)’

Code 3 

‘The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)’

Code 10

‘This device cannot start. (Code 10)’

Code 12

‘This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)’
Code 14
‘This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)
Code 16
‘Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. (Code 16)’
Code 18
‘Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18)’
Code 19
‘Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)’
Code 21
‘Windows is removing this device. (Code 21)’
Code 22
‘This device is disabled. (Code 22)’
Code 24
‘This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)’
Code 28

 ‘The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)’

Code 29

‘This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)’
Code 31
‘This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)’
Code 32
‘A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)’
Code 33
‘Windows cannot determine which resources are required for this device. (Code 33)’
Code 34
‘Windows cannot determine the settings for this device. Consult the documentation that came with this device and use the Resource tab to set the configuration. (Code 34)’
Code 38
‘Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)’
Code 39
‘Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)’
Code 40
‘Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly. (Code 40)’
Code 41
‘Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)’
Code 42
‘Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)’
Code 43
‘Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)’
Code 44
‘An application or service has shut down this hardware device. (Code 44)’
Code 45
‘Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)’
Code 46
‘Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the process of shutting down. (Code 46)’

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. (Code 47)’

Code 48

‘The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)’

Code 49

‘Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit). (Code 49)’

Code 52

‘Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)’

There are different ways of fixing these errors including rebooting your computer, uninstalling the device driver, updating software drivers, or even total replacement of the hardware if needed.Before trying to troubleshoot the issue however, make sure that you have understood exactly what the code error is so that you will not create more problems for your computer.

Code 39 Error Message

January 21st, 2010 1 comment

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

This is a Device Manager error code. A Code 39 error is usually caused by a missing driver, or by a Windows Registry issue.  A Code 39 error can apply to any hardware device in Device Manager. A Code 39 error usually appears on optical drives like CD and DVD drives. Any of Microsoft’s operating systems can experience a Code 39 Device Manager error.

Possible Solutions:

  1. First try to restart your computer. There is always a possibility that a Code 39 error might be caused by some fluke with Device Manager or your BIOS.
  2. If you recently installed a device or made changes in Device Manager prior to seeing the Code 39 error, undo whatever changes you made to see if the Code 39 error goes away. (Depending on what changes you made, this could mean removing the newly installed device, rolling back the driver to a previous version or using the System Restore to undo Device Manager changes. Remember to restart your computer after undoing changes.)
  3. Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters registry values. A common cause of Code 39 errors is the corruption of two specific registry values in the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class registry key. You can also try deleting similar values in the Windows Registry if the Code 39 error appears on hardware other than a DVD or CD drive.
  4. Reinstall the device drivers. Remove the currently installed driver and then let Windows install it over again.
  5. Update the device drivers. If there is an update for your device drivers, it might fix a Code 39 error.
  6. Replace your device. It is possible that either your device isn’t compatible with the version of Windows, or there might be a malfunction with the hardware of your device.

Error Message: “This device cannot start. (Code 10)”

November 9th, 2009 No comments

A Code 10 error occurs when Device Manager can’t start a hardware device. This error is usually caused by corrupted or outdated drivers, so most often the solution is pretty easy.

  • The first solution to try is to restart your machine. Some error messages can be caused by a temporary problem.
  • Next, did you just install a new device or update? If you did, this might have caused the problem. Either roll back the driver you installed, or use the System Restore to undo recent Device Manager changes.
  • The most common fix for a Code 10 error is to uninstall and reinstall your device drivers. If it is a USB device device is generating the Code 10 error, uninstall every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers hardware category in Device Manager as part of the driver reinstall.
  • You might also try to update the drivers for your device, if a more current version is available.
  • You can run an update for the Windows Service Pack. There might be a patch available which will solve your error.
  • If all of the above solutions don’t fix it, you might need to replace your hardware.

Code 31 Error in Device Manager

October 12th, 2009 No comments

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

A Code 31 error can be related to any hardware device, but most Code 31 errors appear on optical drives like CD and DVD drives. A Code 31 error is caused by a number of reasons that stops Windows from loading the driver for a specific hardware device. (The exception is if you see the Code 31 error on the Microsoft ISATAP adapter in Windows Vista. Microsoft claims that there is not an issue here. Just ignore the error.)

Try these solutions to fix a Code 31 error:

  • Restart your computer (Sometimes this will solve the problem and you’re done.)
  • If you just installed a device or updated drivers, they might be the cause of the problem. Undo the change, or roll back the drivers. (You can also try to use the System Restore to undo Device Manager changes)
  • Try to update the device drivers, either automatically or by downloading them from the manufacturer’s website.
  • Make sure that your device is compatible with whatever version of Windows you are running. Any of Microsoft’s operating systems can experience a Code 31 Device Manager error.

Device Manager Error Codes

October 9th, 2009 No comments

Device Manager error codes are codes, followed by error messages, that are reported in the Device Manager

Error codes in Device Manager are created when your PC is experiencing device driver issues, system resource conflicts, or other hardware problems.

Note: Device Manager error codes are completely different than system error codes even though some of the code numbers may be the same. If you see an error code outside of Device Manager, it’s not a Device Manager error code.

  • Device Manager Error Code 1

    This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

  • Device Manager Error Code 3 – Click here to Fix Error Code 3

    The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)

  • Device Manager Error Code 10

    This device cannot start. (Code 10)

  • Device Manager Error Code 12

    This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)

  • Device Manager Error Code 14

    This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)

  • Device Manager Error Code 16

    Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. (Code 16)

  • Device Manager Error Code 18

    Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18)

  • Device Manager Error Code 19

    Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

  • Device Manager Error Code 21

    Windows is removing this device. (Code 21)

  • Device Manager Error Code 22

    This device is disabled. (Code 22)

  • Device Manager Error Code 24

    This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)

  • Device Manager Error Code 28

    The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

  • Device Manager Error Code 29

    This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)

  • Device Manager Error Code 31 – Click here to Fix Error Code 31

    This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

  • Device Manager Error Code 32

    A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

  • Device Manager Error Code 33

    Windows cannot determine which resources are required for this device. (Code 33)

  • Device Manager Error Code 34

    Windows cannot determine the settings for this device. Consult the documentation that came with this device and use the Resource tab to set the configuration. (Code 34)

  • Device Manager Error Code 35

    Your computer’s system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. To use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update. (Code 35)

  • Device Manager Error Code 36

    This device is requesting a PCI interrupt but is configured for an ISA interrupt (or vice versa). Please use the computer’s system setup program to reconfigure the interrupt for this device. (Code 36)

  • Device Manager Error Code 37

    Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)

  • Device Manager Error Code 38

    Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)

  • Device Manager Error Code 39

    Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

  • Device Manager Error Code 40

    Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly. (Code 40)

  • Device Manager Error Code 41

    Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

  • Device Manager Error Code 42

    Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)

  • Device Manager Error Code 43

    Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

  • Device Manager Error Code 44

    An application or service has shut down this hardware device. (Code 44)

  • Device Manager Error Code 45

    Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

  • Device Manager Error Code 46

    Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the process of shutting down. (Code 46)

  • Device Manager Error 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. (Code 47)

  • Device Manager Error Code 48

    The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)

  • Device Manager Error Code 49

    Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit). (Code 49)

Error Code 3

October 9th, 2009 No comments

The Code 3 error is one of several Device Manager error codes. The Code 3 error will usually appear like:

The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)

Important: Device Manager error codes are only seen in the Device Manager. If you see the Code 3 error somewhere else in Windows, it is most likely a system error.

What Causes the Code 3 Error?

A Code 3 error is generated when the Device Manager can’t start the device due to  outdated or corrupted drivers or poor system resources.

Resolution

  1. Restart your computer. There is always the chance that the error Code 3 you’re seeing on a device was caused by some temporary memory problem or an issue in the Device Manager or with the hardware. Sometimes rebooting your machine might fix the Code 3 error.
  2. Undo Recent Changes. If you recently installed a device or made a change in the Device Manager just before the Code 3 error appeared, then undo whatever change you made to see if the error is still there. Depending on the changes you made, you might try to:
    • Remove or reconfigure the newly installed device.
    • Roll back the driver to a previous version.
    • Use System Restore to go back to a date prior to your Code 3 error.
  3. Reinstall the drivers for the device. Uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers for the device is a likely solution to a Code 3 error. (If a USB device is generating the Code 3 error, uninstall every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers hardware category in the Device Manager as part of the driver reinstall.) It is important to note that a full driver reinstall involves completely removing the currently installed driver and then letting Windows install it over again from scratch.
  4. Update the drivers for the device. It’s also very possible that installing the latest drivers for the device could correct the Code 3 error. If it does, it means that the stored Windows drivers you reinstalled in Step 3 were were probably damaged.
  5. Install the latest Windows service pack Microsoft often releases service packs and other patches for Windows, one of which might contain a fix for the Code 3 error.
  6. Replace the hardware. A problem with the hardware device might be causing the Code 3 error, in which case replacing the hardware is your next logical step. Another possibility, is that the device is not compatible with your version of Windows. You can check the Windows HCL to be sure. If you’re positive that a hardware problem isn’t causing the Code 3 error, you could try to repair your Windows instillation. If that doesn’t work, as a last resort, you may need to contact a local repair shop or try a clean install of Windows.