How To Fix Error Code 22

If you get error code 22– This device is disabled error in Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Server machine then this article might help you to fix this error. Mostly or most commonly this error happens when you try to launch an application and the driver related to the software responds with above error code.

The Code 22 error is one of several Device Manager error codes. It’s generated when a hardware device is disabled in Device Manager. In most cases, a error Code 22 means that the device was manually disabled but you may also see a Code 22 error if Windows is forced to disable the device due to a lack of system resources. The Code 22 error will almost always display in the following way:

Error Code 22 Causes

This issue occurs when you do not have the new patches, updates, latest drivers etc. installed. If machine files such as dll file, exe file, config files etc. are missing then you may also get the error above. Here I mention some effective solution for correcting this mistake. To correct this error completely, you will apply these solutions in a sequence.

Details on Device Manager error codes like Code 22 are available in the Device Status area in the device’s properties. See our guide on How to View a Device’s Status in Device Manager for help getting there.

How To Fix Error Code 22?

The Code 22 error could refer to any Device Manager-managed hardware device, and a Code 22 Unit Manager error could occur on any of Microsoft’s operating systems. It covers Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, as well as Windows XP.

Enable device driver manually from device manager.

Since the most common reason that you will see a Code 22 error in Device Manager is that the device has been deactivated manually, try manually to trigger it. Most of the time this will fix a problem with Code 22. Don’t worry though if it doesn’t. All that means is that something a little less popular was triggering the Code 22 you’re seeing. Due to several unknown reasons, sometimes the device driver gets automatically disabled in device manager. So, enabling this manually may fix this error easily. Here, are the complete steps.

Step 1: Open Run command windows by pressing Windows Key + R and then paste devmgmt.msc and press OK. It will launch device manager.
Step 2: Search for the device which is disabled and right click on them and then select Enable device.

Update your device driver:

Driver errors like Code 22 can often be fixed by updating device drivers. You can do so via Device Manager, or go to the device manufacturer’s official website to find the exactly right driver online, download it and install it step by step.

Reinstall Device and Drivers

Uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers for the device is one possible solution to a Code 22 error.Uninstalling your device driver is another solution you can try to fix This device is disabled (Code 22). Here’s how:

In Device Manager, right-click your device and select Uninstall device.

Restart your computer, and Windows will automatically reinstall the driver for your device.

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If you can’t, or don’t want to fix this Code 22 problem yourself, see How Do I Get My Computer Fixed? for a full list of your support options, plus help with everything along the way like figuring out repair costs, getting your files off, choosing a repair service, and a whole lot more.