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Q: How to fix code 52?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The code 52 error is a Windows error that can occur when there are problems with the drivers for your computer's hardware devices. This error can occur for a variety of reasons, but most often it is caused by either outdated or corrupt drivers. In order to fix this error, you will need to update or repair the drivers for the affected devices.

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1. Restart your computer

  1. Press the "Windows" key and "R" keys at the same time.
  2. Type "cmd" and press Enter.
  3. Type "shutdown -r now" and press Enter.
  4. After your computer restarts, sign in with your user name and password.
  5. Check for any errors and fix them if necessary.
  6. After you are finished, type "exit" and press Enter.

2. Update your drivers

  1. Go to the Device Manager and expand the "Ports (COM & LPT)" folder
  2. Right-click on the "COM & LPT" folder and select "Update Driver Software…"
  3. In the "Driver Software Updater" window, click on the "Browse My Computer" button
  4. Locate the folder where you installed the software and click on it
  5. Select the "Windows Update" tab and click on the "Check for Updates" button
  6. If there are new updates available, they will be listed in the "Available Software" section. Click on the "Install" button
  7. After the updates have been installed, click on the "Close" button in the "Driver Software Updater" window

3. Run a virus scan

To run a virus scan in order to fix code 52, follow these steps:

  1. Open your antivirus software and click on the "Scan" button.
  2. If you are using a Windows operating system, click on the "Start" button, type "cmd" in the search box, and press ENTER.
  3. Type "scanstate" and press ENTER.
  4. If you are using a Mac operating system, click on the "Go" button, type "scanstate" in the search box, and press ENTER.
  5. Type "cmd" and press ENTER.
  6. Type "scancode 52" and press ENTER.
  7. If you are using a Windows operating system, type "regedit" and press ENTER.
  8. If you are using a Mac operating system, type "regedit" and press ENTER.
  9. In the "Registry Editor" window, locate the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\CodeIntegrity" and press ENTER.
  10. In the "Code Integrity" window, locate the key "CodeIntegrityPolicy" and press ENTER.
  11. In the "Code Integrity" window, locate the value "DisableRollback" and change the value to "EnableRollback."
  12. Close the "Registry Editor" window.
  13. In the "Scan" window, click on the "Start" button, type "cmd" in the search box, and press ENTER.
  14. Type "exit" and press ENTER.
  15. Close the "Scan" window.

4. Check for hardware issues

  1. Check for any errors or warnings in the code.
  2. If there are any errors or warnings, try to find the source of the problem.
  3. If the problem is with the code itself, try to fix it.
  4. If the problem is with the hardware, try to fix it.

5. Reinstall your operating system

  1. Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.
  2. If you are unable to boot into Safe Mode with Networking, boot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
  3. Use the command prompt to navigate to the directory where you installed your operating system.
  4. Type the command "reinstall windows" and press Enter.
  5. Follow the prompts to install your operating system.
  6. After your operating system is reinstalled, type the command "code 52" and press Enter.