How to Fix Code 22 Error

Posted by Bob, Slimware

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What Code 22 Is

This device is disabled. (Code 22)

Code 22 is a device manager error. Device manager errors are reported by the drivers of the parent device causing the problem. These error codes are associated with different problems, Code 22 perhaps being the simplest of them all. Code 22 indicates that the device causing the problem is simply disabled in the device manager. In some circumstances, this might not even be considered an error. If there are multiple devices for a default function (sound, video), it may be superfluous to operate both devices at the same time, and thus disabling the lesser becomes a more feasible option.

Devices that appear as disabled in the device manager are recognized but are not configured to load. It is a very simple matter to enable a device from the device manager interface, but should the device fail to load, there are likely greater, underlying problems with the driver. Drivers are essential for the normal operation of your computer. Drivers provide hardware devices with the instructions they need to operate.

Drivers are small pieces of software that provide for the functionality of a given device. The driver contains the instructions and operating procedures for a device. The hardware device requires the driver to function and it is necessary for it to even be recognized by Windows at all. Drivers allow hardware devices to communicate with other hardware devices and the operating system. Without a driver, a hardware device will not function and may not even appear in the Device Manager.

Common Causes of Code 22

In nearly every case, a Code 22 error message is displayed because the device reporting the error was previously disabled. Most often, a user must make this change in the device manager; however, when there are multiple devices available for a default function, one device may take precedent over another and cause it to become disabled for lack of purpose. Although this is typically the norm, there are numerous other reasons why the device manager is reporting a Code 22 error message.

Common causes of Code 22...

  • The device is disabled.

  • The driver is out-of-date.

  • The driver is missing.

  • The driver is corrupt.

  • A previous attempt to update the driver failed.

  • The device is not configured as the default device.

  • The device is damaged.

Typically, a Code 22 error message simply indicates that the device reporting the error has been disabled in the device manager. The device manager is the native utility for administrative driver management and maintenance. If you would like to learn how to manually troubleshoot this error, we have provided a guide to manually fixing Code 22 errors if you wish to correct the problem yourself. The guide provides detailed steps for correcting Code 22 errors.

How to Easily FIX Code 22

Code 22 errors are nearly always caused by driver problems. Whether it is a misconfigured driver, a missing driver, or a corrupt driver, it is rather safe to assume that the problem is driver-related. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine exactly which driver may be causing the issue. That is where the use of automated tools like DriverUpdate come into play.

DriverUpdate is able to scan your computer for out of date or missing device drivers, and recommend the best possible driver for your system configuration. It takes the guesswork out of fixing Code 22 error messages. Additionally, it ensures that you only get the correct drivers, which is a big deal since installing an incorrect driver can result in a crash. DriverUpdate is made by SlimWare Utilities Inc.
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