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:
Complete List of Device Manager Error Codes
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:
How to View a Device's Status in Device Manager
Important: A Device Manager error code is not the same as a system error code, a STOP code, a POST code, or an HTTP status code.
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!"