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This device is disabled. (Code 22)
By  Super Admin  | Published  11/16/2007 | Device Manager | Rating:
This device is disabled. (Code 22)
The device is disabled because a user disabled it by using Device Manager. Click Enable Device. This starts the Enable Device wizard.
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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    uninstall device and then restart to install the device. problem solved
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    it does not explain when windows STILL won't enable device.
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Mine randomly disables what do I do
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Jeannie)
    I did this and a pop up says Windows was not able to enale this device. In Device Manager under DVD/CDROM drives I have two devices listed HP DVD Writer 740b which is ok and enabled the other is IDE-DVD DROM6216 and it has a red X next to it and when I right click/properties it says it is disabled and click the enable button the above message comes up about windows not being able to enable it. no DVD's work when I insert them. I have tried a couple with just Images on them. I insert the dvd and the lights blink like 8 or 10 times then go out. then nothing happens. when I use a cd with images and insert it blinks stops and then my drives come up with what is on my cd. Just doesn't happen with the dvd's. can you please help thanks Jeannie
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
    after click enable device device manager wasn't able to do that
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Hi Just uninstall Composite USB device from device manager (If it is not enabled and error code 22 displayed while enabling). And then scan for hardware change. It will automatically detect the USB device and install the required driver.
  • Comment #7 (Posted by Joe Barnes)
    Same here. I have 2 Western DIgital external HDs. One says it is working properly but is not listed at all the other is "disabled" and does not respond to the "Enable" instruction in Divice Mgr. Windows Sucks
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Windows disabled a USB Flash Drive after changin settings to "Optimize for Performance". Now it claims it cannot re-enable the device. Shows on "Safely Remove" from taskbar but is undetected in all other areas.
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Useless info
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