Does the device fail to play when you plugged in to your computer? And do you see this error code "Error code 22" on your screen as you try to access the device. Do you want to resolve this error? Well, in order to fix this problem, you need to understand the root cause(s) of the issue. But, first thing first – what does error code 22 denotes.
What is error code 22 in Windows XP?
Error code 22 in Windows XP problem is related to a device manager which is reported by the driver of the device you want to access. When the parent device faces any problem, the device driver reports this problem. This error code 22 issue indicates that the device is in question is found to be disabled in the Device Manager. When a device is disabled in Device Manager interface that means the device is not configured to load. Though it is very easy to reactivate or activate any device in the Device Manager interface, but if the device denies to load then the error indicates bigger problem and the underlying issue is related to the device driver. The driver contains instructions and information on operating the device; hence, if the driver fails to function properly, your computer will not be able to recognize the device you inserted to the PC. Therefore, the device will be found from the Device Manager and error code 22 appears on the screen to report the problem.
What are the probable causes of error code 22 in Windows XP?
The error code 22 may result from various issues. The most common issues are that the user might have made some changes to the Device Manager or have disabled the device if there are multiple devices available. We often disable other devices when we need to choose one device as the default function. Then, one device may cause other devices to be disabled. However, there are other reasons why you may come across this error code 22 message.
If the device driver is outdated.
If the device driver is damaged or corrupt
If the device driver is missing
If the device driver has denied driver updates
If the device has not been set or configured as the default device.
How to troubleshoot error code 22 in Windows XP?
The troubleshooting process should align to the cause of the error code 22 issue. For example, if the issue is caused simply because the device is disabled. In order to enable the device, follow these steps:
Access 'Control Panel' from Start menu
Opening 'Device Manager' from the 'Control Panel'
You will see a list of all devices running from the 'Device Manager' window
Choose the device from the list in the 'Device Manager' window
Select the device. Right-click on it and select 'Properties'
Look for the option called 'Enable' and click it to enable the device
Click 'Ok' and then, exit the 'Device Manager' window
Other possible ways to fix this error code 22 is to update the device driver, restarting your computer after enabling the device or else, consider uninstalling and reinstalling the device driver.
Watch this video to know steps to fix error code 22 Windows XP.
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