Fix & Repair Error Code 22 – This Device is Disabled – Windows 10/8/7

If you are getting 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.

How to Fix Error Code 22 – This device is disabled error?

This problem arises when you have not installed latest patches, updates, latest drivers etc. If there are missing system files like dll file, exe file, sys files etc, then you may also get the above error. Here, I am listing out some effective solution to fix this error. You must apply these solutions in a sequence in order to fix this error completely.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

As we know, that most prominent reason behind “Code 22” is corrupted, damaged or outdated device driver, so you need an Advanced System Repair Tool that easily fixes problems related to Device Manager. It also repairs missing or corrupted system files like DLL files, EXE files, sys files, OCX files, inf files etc. Most of the time “Code 22” error appears due to corrupted registry entries. Advanced System Repair Tool takes care of registry file too and fix error easily.

3 Steps to Fix this Error

Step 1. Download Advanced System Repair Pro [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Enable device driver manually from device manager.

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.

open device manager

Step 2: Search for the device which is disabled and right click on them and then select Enable device.

enable device

Method 3: Apply Total Updates

Here total updates indicate to updating the whole Windows Operating System including the installed drivers and software. As I mentioned at the starting of this article that missing system files may cause the same error so, when you update whole windows; the missing files gets automatically installed and fix device error code 22. If you don’t know how to update or getting error when updating drivers then you must use Advanced System Repair Tool. This tool automatically applies updates and fix most of the system error in background so, you will get the clean and smooth environment when work in windows operating system.

Method 4: Reinstall Device and Drivers

If above method doesn’t work for you then you may reinstall device and driver. Reinstalling device and driver may fix error code 22 – This device is disabled easily.
Re-Install Device


In this article, I have tried to explain how can you fix device manager error code 22 – this device is disabled error in Windows 7/8/10 and Windows server machine. If you have got any additional method to fix this error then please share your knowledge in the comment section.

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