Information on Windows Device Manager error codes

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Device Manager error code 43Below is a listing of Device Manager error codes, and recommended resolutions to resolve the errors generated by Device Manager. Either scroll the complete list or click the link below for your error code.

View Device Manager error codes

To view the status or error code of any device follow the steps below.

  1. Open Device Manager
  2. Double-click on the device and in the device.

Device Manager error codes

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CODE 1

System Failure - No Config Flags (Not Configured)

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 2

(First Error) - The (FLOP, ESDI, SCSI,...) device loader(s) for this device could not load the device driver

(Second Error) - Windows could not load a device driver is reporting (ISAPNP, PCI, BIOS, EISA, or ACPI) bus types

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 3

System Failure - Run Out of Memory

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 4

Device Failure - Devloader/Static VxD/Configured is of Wrong type

This code indicates that the .inf file for this device may be incorrect or the Registry may be damaged. This error code is displayed if the .inf file specifies a field that should be text, but is binary instead. Also, use the Device Manager to remove the device, then run the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel. If you continue to receive this error code, please contact the hardware's manufacturer for an updated .inf file.

CODE 5

Device Failure - Lacked an Arbitrator

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 6

Boot config Conflicted

One or more of your devices within your computer are conflicting, such as an IRQ conflict. Ensure that the IRQs DMA, and I/O addresses are all correct.

CODE 7

Filtering Failed - Possible problem in Device Driver Code

If the device works correctly, you do need not to perform any steps to correct the code. If the device does not work correctly, use Device Manager to remove the device and then run the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel. If you continue to receive this error code and the device does not function properly, check with the hardware manufacturer for an updated driver.

CODE 8

System failure - Devloader Not Found

If you are receiving an error about Devloader, there is no known resolution. If you are receiving any other error, reinstall the driver or update the driver. If you are getting an error with a System Devloader, Windows should be reinstalled because Devloader is built into the Vmm32.vxd.

CODE 9

Invalid Data in Registry

This code means that the information in the Registry for this device is invalid.

It may be possible to resolve this error by using Device Manager to remove the device, then run the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel. If you continue to receive this error code, contact the hardware's manufacturer for the proper Registry settings or updated drivers.

CODE 10

Device Failed to start

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 11

Device Failure

To resolve this error, run the Automatic Skip Driver utility from the System Information tool. If the problem persists, contact the hardware manufacturer for updated drivers.

CODE 12

Was normal conflicting - One of the resource arbitrators returned a failure.

One or more of your devices within your computer are conflicting, such as an IRQ conflict. Ensure that the IRQs DMA, and I/O addresses are all correct.

CODE 13

System Failure - Possible problem in Device Driver or Windows 95 Code

This code indicates that the device driver did not find the hardware.

To resolve this error code, first ensure the device is properly installed. As an alternative, use Device Manager to remove the device and then run the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel.

CODE 14

Need to restart your computer for this device to be re setup or to be finished installed

Restart the computer.

CODE 15

This device is causing a resource conflict

One or more of your devices within your computer are conflicting, such as an IRQ conflict. Ensure that the IRQs DMA, and I/O addresses are all correct.

CODE 16

Was not fully detected, not all detected

Double-click on the device, click the Resources tab and manually enter the settings.

CODE 17

Device failure - Resource number was not found

This code means that the hardware is a multiple-function device and the .inf file for the device is providing invalid information on how to split the device's resources to the child devices.

To resolve this error code, use Device Manager to remove the device, then run the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel. If you continue to receive this error code, contact the hardware's manufacturer about an updated .inf file.

CODE 18

Reinstall

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 19

System Failure - Registry returned unknown result

Problem in the Registry.

If you have Windows 95 and you have not made a backup of the Registry you need to reinstall Windows.

If you have Windows 98: To resolve this issue, follow the below solution, which runs Scanreg.exe.

Scanreg /restore from C:\Windows\COMMAND.

CODE 20

System Failure - VxDLdr Returned Unknown Result

This code means VxD Loader (Vxdldr) returned an unknown result. For example, there could a version mismatch between the device driver and the operating system driver.

Update the driver. If that does not work, try removing the device from Device Manager and then running the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 21

Will Be Removed

Restart the computer.

CODE 22

This device is disabled

Double-click on the device and Enable. If this does not work, update the driver. If this also does not work, remove the device and reinstall through Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 23

Device Failure - Devloader was not ready

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 24

Device not Found, This device is either missing or not working properly

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 25

Was Moved - Possible problem in device driver code

Attempt first to restart the computer at least two times, if you continue to get this error, reinstall Windows.

CODE 26

Device Failure

First restart the computer. If this does not resolve the issue, check for updated drivers. In some cases, the issue may also be resolved by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 27

Device failure - No Valid Log configuration

This code means that the portion of the Registry describing possible resources for a device does not contain valid entries.

For example, the device is marked as configurable, but the configuration information in the .inf file is set to hardwired.

To resolve this error code, use Device Manager to remove the device and then run the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel. If the device still does not work, consult the hardware manufacturer for updated drivers or further assistance.

CODE 28

Failed Installation - This device was not installed completely

Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device. You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in Device Manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in Control Panel.

CODE 29

Hardware Disabled - This device does not work and cannot be made to work

Ensure that the device is not disabled through BIOS. Many times Windows cannot override settings in the BIOS. If the device is enabled there is no other known resolution.

CODE 30

Cant Share IRQ

A PCI/EISA SCSI controller is sharing an IRQ that is also in use by a real-mode device driver set not to be overwritten. Remove the real mode driver that is using the same IRQ as the device from the config.sys or autoexec.bat.

CODE 31

<device> is not working properly

The properties button displays the properties for the other device. More than likely the other device also have one of these Device Manager error codes. Follow all the recommended solutions. If the devices still do not work remove the devices from Device Manager and use the Add New Hardware wizard in Control Panel to redetect them. Finally, verify that your devices have the latest drivers.

CODE 32

Cannot install the device because cannot access the Networked drive

First, restart the computer. If this does not resolve your issue, verify that the device you are attempting to copy from is properly working. If the device is working, verify you have the latest drivers from the manufacturer.

CODE 33

Device is not responding

This error is usually only shown when hardware device has failed. Suggest replacing the hardware device.

CODE 34

The device requires manual configuration

Set the jumpers for the device and configure the device manually through Device Manager. If this device has worked in the past and has stopped working uninstall any recently installed programs.

CODE 35

BIOS does not contain necessary resource assignments

Obtain the latest BIOS update.

CODE 36

IRQ translation failed

Adjust the IRQ reservation settings in CMOS (BIOS) setup.

CODE 37

The DriverEntry routine failed when attempted by this driver

Download and install the latest driver for the device with the error. If you're running the 64-bit version of Windows, make sure you're installing a 64-bit driver and not a 32-bit driver.

CODE 38

The driver cannot load because a previous instance is still loaded

Restart the computer. If after restarting the computer the issue persists, download the latest drivers from the manufacturer, uninstall the current driver, and then install the latest drivers.

CODE 40

Information in the Registry entry for this driver is invalid

Download the latest drivers from the manufacturer, uninstall the current driver, and then install the latest drivers.

CODE 41

A driver was loaded but Windows cannot find the device

Download the latest drivers from the manufacturer, uninstall the current driver, and then install the latest drivers.

CODE 42

Bus driver has created two devices with the same names

Restart the computer.

CODE 43

A device driver notified the operating system that the device failed.

This error is usually only shown when hardware device has failed. Suggest replacing the hardware device.

CODE 44

The device driver was stopped by other software on the computer.

Restart the computer.

CODE 45

The device is not present or was previously attached to the computer.

Re-attach the disconnected device.

CODE 46

The device is not available because the computer is shutting down.

The computer is in the process of shutting down. When computer restarts the device should function as normal.

CODE 47

The device is ready for removal.

Unplug the hardware device and plug it back in or restart the computer.

CODE 48

Driver incompatibility.

Download the latest drivers from the manufacturer, uninstall the current driver, and then install the latest drivers.

CODE 49

The system hive has exceeded its maximum size and new devices cannot work until the size is reduced.

Uninstall any un-used hardware devices.

CODE 52

The driver may be unsigned or corrupted.

Download the latest drivers from the manufacturer, uninstall the current driver, and then install the latest drivers.

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