From time to time you may need to access the device manager of your Windows Computer in order to establish what the problem is with certain pieces of hardware that may not be working, or may simply be working “erratically”.
If a device isn’t working then you will be greeted with an error code. In this article we are going to take a quick little look at the various device manager driver codes that you could be greeted with.
Most Common Device Driver Error Codes
Driver Error Code 1 – ‘This Device is not Configured Correctly’. This error message appears if the drivers on your computer are not working properly, or if the required drivers cannot be found.
Driver Error Code 3 – ‘The Driver for this Device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources’. This message appears when your driver is corrupted or if you don’t have enough memory on your computer. Problems with your drivers could be ‘hogging’ the memory on your computer.
Driver Error Code 10 – ‘The Device Cannot Start’. This could mean that faulty drivers are at play, or perhaps your device is completely broken. Perhaps the best way to establish the problem at play here is to find the correct drivers for your device and then seeing if it works. If it doesn’t, then you will need to grab a new set of software.
Driver 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’. This problem occurs if there are two conflicting devices, often on the same port. It can also occur if there are problems with the bios or perhaps there isn’t enough memory on the computer.
Driver Error Code 14 – ‘This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer’. As you have most likely guessed, the best way to solve this problem is to simply restart your computer, there isn’t much else to do apart from that.
Driver Error Code 16 – ‘Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses’ . This means that the device hasn’t been fully configured during the installation and the problem needs to be solved, perhaps by installing brand new drivers or fixing the corrupt ones.
Driver Error Code 18 – ‘Reinstall the drivers for this device’. As the name suggests, you will need to reinstall all of your device drivers, this should fix the problem.
Driver 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.’ As the name suggests, you need to uninstall the hardware and then put it back into the computer!
Driver Error Code 21 – ‘Windows is removing this device’. This problem means nothing more than the name of the error code says.
Driver Error Code 22 – ‘This device is disabled’. As you can probably guess, all you need to do is reactivate the device from the control panel.
How To Fix Driver Errors
One of the best ways in which you can solve these errors is by downloading DriverTurbo. This should help fix the majority of driver problems that your computer is suffering from, and will certainly help with all of the error codes that were listed above.