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

If you are getting error code 22 – This device is a 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 the above error code.

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

This problem arises when you have not installed the 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 solutions to fix this error. You must apply these solutions in a sequence in order to fix this error completely.

Method 1: Fix using Outbyte PC Repair Tool

As we know, the most prominent reason behind “Code 22” is a corrupted, damaged, or outdated device driver, so you need an Outbyte PC Repair Tool that easily fixes problems related to Device Manager.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 files too and fixes the error easily.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Enable the device driver manually from the device manager.

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

Method 4: Reinstall Device and Drivers

If the above method doesn’t work for you then you may reinstall the device and driver. Reinstalling the 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 a 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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