Device Manager video controller (CODE 1) AND (CODE 28) RRS feed

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  • i am runing windows xp pro services pack 3 .ati redeon x850xt. mine is [pci\ven_1002&dev_5d73&subsys_2161148c&rev_00\4&1a99067f&0&0108] tryed reinstall did not work tryed uninstall did not work .tryed Ati Drivers Installer (includes WHQL certified drivers .i get this software or hardware not configured correctly exiting . in Display Properties / Seting / Advanced / Adapter / Properties / Resources. THERE WHAT  I FOUND

    Code 28 is a device manager error indicating that the drivers for a given hardware device are not installed. This error means that a previous attempt to update the driver failed or a driver was uninstalled for a given device but was not replaced/updated. This error prompts you to reevaluate your driver installation and reinstall the driver if necessary. In most cases, reinstalling the driver will fix the problem.

    Drivers are essential for the normal operation of any hardware device. A driver is software that provides for the functions and operating procedures for any given device. Each hardware device has its own unique driver that provides it with the instructions and resources necessary for completing its array of tasks. Drivers create compatibility by enabling communication between other hardware devices and the operating system. Without a driver, a hardware device will not work and may not even be recognized by Windows. A driver does exactly what the name suggests, it drives or operates the physical hardware device itself.

    It is not unusual for a driver to become corrupted and produce errors like Code 28. The important thing to keep in mind is that the problem is only software related and can be corrected. Of course, there are other causes of Code 28 other than a non-present or missing driver.


    This error message typically only occurs when a device is attempting to communicate with the operating system but Windows cannot find the driver for the device. Windows will attempt to load the driver from the location peviously specified by the device but will be unable to find it. Although, there are other circumstances which can provoke this error...

    Common causes of Code 28 errors...


    The driver is not installed.

    The driver is missing.

    The driver is out-of-date.

    The driver is corrupt.

    A previous attempt to update the driver failed.

    The device is not configured as the default device.

    The device is not plugged in correctly or all the way.

    The device is damaged. HELP NO LUCK SO FAR

    Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:33 PM

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    Carey Frisch

    Friday, December 7, 2012 4:05 AM