Understanding Different Device Manager Error Codes
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:
‘This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)’
‘The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)’
‘This device cannot start. (Code 10)’
‘The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)’
‘Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the process of shutting down. (Code 46)’
‘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)’
‘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)’
‘Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit). (Code 49)’
‘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.