One of several Device Manager errors that has affected several Windows 10 users is the Code 32 error. This error appears in the file Device status when opening the Device Properties in Device Manager. This error could appear for any of the devices in Device Manager, but it is commonly associated with optical drives such as DVD or CD drives.
Note that the solutions provided in this article apply only to code 32 errors that occur in Device Manager. If you are looking for solutions for the error code 32 that appeared elsewhere in Windows, these solutions will not apply.
Let's take a look at the solutions for correct code 32 Device Manager Error.
Solution 1: restart your PC
According to several users, the Code 32 error in Device Manager was fixed by simply restarting the PC.
If you are seeing the error for the first time on your PC, try a simple restart. This usually solves the problem for most users. Once your PC has started, go to Device Manager and see if the Code 32 error message reappears.
If the error reappears, try the following solutions.
Solution 2: Revert the changes made in Device Manager
Just before the Code 32 error appeared, do you remember installing a new device on your PC? Have you made any changes in Device Manager? Perhaps the error appeared due to the recent change made. If possible, undo the changes you made. If you have installed a new device, you may also need to uninstall the device driver and reinstall it. After undoing the changes, restart your PC and see if the error code 32 still appears.
Solution 3: Roll back the problematic driver to the previous update
The code 32 error may appear in device drivers related to optical drives or other drivers. Depending on the driver for which this error is displayed, you may be able to roll back the current driver to the previous version to fix the problem. Sometimes the latest device drivers are not supported or are stable, causing problems such as error code 32. Follow these steps to roll back the device driver on your PC.
Step 1: To go Device administrator. press the Win + X buttons together, then in the menu that pops up, select Device Manager option.
Step 2: In Device Manager, locate the device for which you received the error. Now, click on the device to expand the driver list, then right click on the problematic driver. From the menu, select the file Property option.
3 pass: In the Properties window, go to driver tab, then click Recoil controller option. A new screen will appear asking you to confirm if you want to discard the changes. You can also select why you want to roll back the driver from a list of options. Then click Yup proceed.
Once the rollback process is complete, restart your PC. After reboot, check if you still get the error message in Device Manager.
Solution 4: Update the driver of the problematic device
An older version of the driver may not be available for recovery. If so, you can check if the problematic device driver needs an update. It is a very simple solution that has worked for many users to get rid of the code 32 error on their PC. Follow the steps below to update the device driver.
Step 1: To go Device administrator on your PC. Follow the procedure in Solution 3> Step 1.
Step 2- In Device Manager, right-click the problematic device driver and in the menu options list, click Update Driver option.
3 pass: Now a new window will open. Here you need to select the file Automatically searches for updated driver software option.
The PC will start looking for the updated version of the problematic driver. If an update is available, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
In case this update does not solve the problem, you will need to visit the website of the device manufacturer (in this case, the CD / DVD drive) and download the driver compatible with the model of the device installed on your PC.
After downloading the driver, repeat 3 pass, but select the file Look for the driver software on my computer option. Now select the driver you downloaded and let it install.
Once the update is complete, restart your PC. After rebooting, check for the error.
Solution 5: Reinstall the problematic device driver
If the problematic device driver is already up to date or the latest solution didn't work, you can try to reinstall the device driver manually. Several users reported that all it took to get rid of the problem was uninstalling the current problematic driver and reinstalling a new driver. Step 1: Open Device Manager on your PC by following the steps provided in Solution 3> Step 1.
Step 2: In Device Manager, right-click the problematic driver and click Uninstall device context menu option.
You will be asked to confirm if you wish to proceed with the uninstallation. Proceed with it and when the process is complete, restart your PC.
After rebooting, your PC will start the process of installing the missing device driver from scratch. This will most likely fix the problem.
Solution 6: reset the system
If none of the above methods work for you, the best thing to do is restore the system to your PC. The System Restore process restores your PC to a state where it was working properly without driver error code 32. The prerequisite for this step is that you must have a system restore point created in the past on your PC. These are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Press the Win + R keyboard buttons together to open the file career box. Here, write rstruct, then press the button ok button.
Step 2: The System Restore window will open. Here, click on the file The next button.
3 pass: On the next screen, you will see a list of restore points that you have created in the past. Here, select the most recent restore point when driver error code 32 doesn't concern you, then hit The next.
Note: If you don't see any restore points listed, it means you haven't created any in the past; If so, you can skip this solution.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the system recovery process. This will most likely fix the problem.
Solution 7: Remove the UpperFilter and Lowerfilter values from the registry
Here is a solution you can use to fix the code 32 problem using Registry Editor on your PC. Removing the UpperFilter and LowerFilter values from the problematic driver worked for many users.
Before proceeding with the Registry Editor, it is recommended that you be very careful when using it. One wrong step could cause serious problems for your PC and could even render it unusable. Only proceed if you know what you are doing.
These are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Press Win + R keys together, then type regedit in the Run box that opens and press the button Log in key.
Step 2: In Registry Editor, go to the following path from the left window pane:
Computer> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM> CurrentControlSet> Control> Class
3 pass: Now, locate the class key controller error showing code 32 error and click on it. Find the class key of various devices here. In the right pane you can see a list. Here, search UpperFilter Y LowerFilter. If found, right-click the keys and select To remove option.
Now close Registry Editor, then restart your PC.
After your PC restarts, check if the error still appears in Device Manager.
Solution 8: Change the driver startup type
Another thing you can check in the registry editor is if the startup type of the problematic driver is set to active.
Step 1: For this, open the Registry Editor by following the steps provided in Solution 7> Step 1.
Step 2: Now go to the following path from the left panel: Computer> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SISTEMA> CurrentControlSet> Servizi
3 pass: In Services, find the driver of the device having the problem and select it. Now in the right pane, check if the Initial value is established in 0x00000001. This means that the initial value is set to enabled. In case it is set to 0x00000004, the initial value is disabled. To change it, right-click on Home option, then click Edit the binary data.
4 phase: Here, change the file 04 value for 01, then click ok.
Now close the Registry Editor and restart your PC. The problem has been solved?
Solution 9: Replace the faulty hardware
Although highly unlikely, the problem may be with the hardware associated with the controller causing the code 32 error. If so, the faulty hardware may need to be replaced to correct the problem. This problem can occur if the hardware is too old and incompatible with the latest version of Windows installed on the PC. You may also have an older version of Windows on your PC and may consider upgrading to the latest version to fix the problem.