How to fix msi afterburner error code 22?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The MSI Afterburner error code 22 means that the software is not able to communicate with the hardware. This can be due to a number of reasons, including incorrect drivers, a conflict with another program, or a problem with the hardware itself. In most cases, reinstalling the drivers or updating to the latest version will fix the problem. If the problem persists, it is likely that the hardware is faulty and will need to be replaced.

1. Update graphic drivers

  1. Expand Display Adapters
  2. Right-click on the msi afterburner adapter and select Update Driver
  3. Click on the Browse my computer for driver software option
  4. locate the msi afterburner driver file and click on it
  5. Click on the Next button
  6. Select the Install from a list or specific location option
  7. Locate the msi afterburner driver file and click on it
  8. Click on the Next button
  9. Select the I accept the license terms option
  10. Click on the Finish button
  11. Restart your computer

2. Reinstall Afterburner

  1. Uninstall Afterburner if it is installed
  2. Download the latest installer from http://www.afterburner.com/download
  3. Double-click on the installer to start it
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Afterburner
  5. Once Afterburner is installed, restart your computer
  6. Launch Afterburner and click on the “settings” button
  7. Under the “general” tab, click on the “reinstall” button
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Afterburner
  9. Once Afterburner is reinstalled, click on the “activate” button to activate it
  10. If you’re still having problems with Afterburner, please contact support

3. Run Afterburner as administrator

  1. Open the Start menu and type "cmd".
  2. Right-click on "cmd" and select "Run as administrator".
  3. Type "afterburner" and press Enter.
  4. At the command prompt, type "set verbose 3" and press Enter.
  5. At the afterburner prompt, type "set temp 1" and press Enter.
  6. Type "set temp 2" and press Enter.
  7. Type "set temp 3" and press Enter.
  8. Type "exit" and press Enter.
  9. Close the command prompt.
  10. Reboot your computer.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Check for updates for Afterburner
  2. Disable any overclocking features in Afterburner
  3. Reset Afterburner settings to default