Definition: Device Manager error codes are numerical codes, accompanied by an error message, that help you determine what kind of issue Windows is having with a piece of hardware. Device Manager error codes only display in Device Manager.
For information on the meanings of and solutions for specific error codes, please reference the following:
In all versions of Windows, a Device Manager error code can be viewed in the device status area of the hardware device's properties in Device Manager:
Some Device Manager error codes share code numbers with these other types of error codes but they are completely different errors with different messages and meanings.
Also Known As: hardware error code
Examples: "I wasn't sure what to do with that Code 39 that I was seeing in my DVD drive properties in Device Manager. After some research, I decided to reinstall the drivers which fixed it right up!"