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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Decoding Hardware Errors

When Windows encounters a problem with a device or its driver, it changes the icon in Device Manager and displays an error code on the General tab of the device’s properties dialog box. Each code is identified by a number and a brief text description.

Table 7-1 contains a partial list of error codes and suggested actions you should take to try to resolve them.

Table 7-1. Common Device Manager Error Codes

Error Code

Error Message

What to Do About It

1

This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

After downloading a compatible driver for the device, click the Update Driver button and follow the wizard’s prompts to install the new driver.

3

The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system might be running low on memory ...

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