What is ‘This device is not present code 24’ error in Windows 10/8/7?
If you are facing ‘This device is not present code 24’ error while trying to open Hardware Device’s Properties in Device Manager when the device is not working/has stopped working in your computer, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘This device is not present code 24’ error: It is common Windows Problem considered as hardware device not detecting error. This error is usually appeared when any of your hardware devices is not installed correctly in your Windows computer. If you are not aware, Windows build-in Device Manager utility program offers you to check the status of all devices integrated/attached or connected into your computer.
When you open Device Manager in order to check the status of the device that is not working properly in your computer and open the Properties window of the problematic device, ‘This device is not present code 24’ error might be appear that indicates your device is not installed correctly. There could be several reasons behind this error including corrupted/outdated device driver, device hardware failure, or hardware is installed incorrectly in computer.
Device Driver is important software requires to communicate your hardware device with operating system installed in your computer. For example, if your HP brand-printer is attached into Windows 10 64-bit computer, then HP printer driver for Windows 10 64-bit must be installed accordingly in computer. Also, make sure device drivers are up-to-date especially for the problematic device that is not responding/working in computer. Let’s go for the solution.
How to Fix This device is not present code 24 error in Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘This device is not present code 24’ error with ‘PC Repair Tool’
‘PC Repair Tool’ is easy & quick way to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 2: Run ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter
Windows 10 build-in ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter can resolve this issue. Let’s try.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10
Step 2: In ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Update & Security > Troubleshoot’, find and select ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter, and hit ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button.
Step 3: Follow on-screen instructions to finish troubleshooting and once done, please check if the error is resolved.
Method 3: Check device hardware issue
This issue can also be occurred due to some problem with hardware device and its connection. For example, if you are facing this error with your external mouse connected into your Windows computer, then at first you should make sure there is no hardware issue with external mouse and its connection. To fix the issue, you can unplug all the hardware connected to computer and then plug them one-by-one in order to check which one is problematic. If the error is still persist even after unplugging and re-plugging the device into computer, then you will need to repair the device that is showing error or you will need to replace it with new one.
Method 4: Update or Reinstall device driver in Windows 10
If you are unable to fix this error using above methods and device is not working problem is still persist, then you can try to fix the error by updating or reinstalling the driver for the device in computer. Updating driver to latest version can resolve any issue with the device in computer. Make sure you are running compatible driver version of the device that was causing error.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: Find and right-click on the device that is causing ‘This device is not present code 24’ error, and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall and after that, restart your computer. Restarting computer will automatically reinstall the correct driver for the device that is causing error. Or you can reinstall the driver after uninstallation by opening ‘Device Manager’ and click ‘Action > Scan for hardware changes’. This will reinstall the driver.
Step 3: Or you can update your driver to latest version to resolve the issue. Repeat ‘Step 1’ to open ‘Device Manager’, right-click on your device that is causing error, and select ‘Update Driver’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish update process. Once done, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the device is working in computer without any error.
Download or reinstall device drivers update in Windows 10 [Automatically]
You can also try to update all Windows drivers to latest available updates version with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. You can get this tool through button/link below.
Method 5: Update Windows 10 OS
Updating Windows 10 OS to latest update version can resolve any problems in computer. Let’s try.
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10 and go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Update’ and click on ‘Check for updates’ button
Step 2: Download and install all the available and pending updates in computer, and once done, restart your computer and check if it works for you.
Method 6: Perform System Restore
If the issue is still persist, you can perform system restore to restore your computer to a restore point according to date & time when there was no issue at all.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘rstrui’ in the opened ‘Run’ window and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘System Restore’
Step 2: In ‘System Restore’, click ‘Next’, select a restore point according to date & time when there was no problem in computer, and click ‘Next > Finish’ to start restoring process. Once done, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
I am sure this post helped you on How to fix This device is not present code 24 error in Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.