Device Manager error codes are special error codes, accompanied by error messages, that are reported in Device Manager.
Error codes in Device Manager are generated when the computer is experiencing device driver issues, system resource conflicts, or other hardware problems.
Note: Device Manager error codes are completely different than system error codes even though some of the code numbers may be the same. If you see an error code outside of Device Manager, it's not a Device Manager error code.
See below for a complete list of Device Manager error codes:
Code 1This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)
Code 3The 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)
Code 12This 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. (Code 12)
Code 14This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)
Code 16Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. (Code 16)
Code 18Reinstall the drivers for this device. (Code 18)
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. (Code 19)
Code 21Windows is removing this device. (Code 21)
This device is disabled. (Code 22)