How to Fix Windows Error Code 1

A vast majority of computer users operate on Windows 10 Systems. Well, there is no such perfectly built operating system, no matter whichever you migrate to, you will always face little issues here and there. Recently we also met one such small error that many other people might be encountering as well. That is the Windows Error Code 1. However, fixing this error is not a challenging task if you know why the error is occurring. So, if you are someone who is struggling with the error code 1 on your PC, fear not. We will discuss everything about this issue and tell you thoroughly about what is error code 1, and what are the various ways by which you can get rid of it easily. 

What is Windows Error Code 1?

Problem Event NameError Code 1
Error MessageThis device is not configured correctly (Code 1)
Error CauseFaulty Hardware
Common SolutionUpdate Drivers
windows code 1

As you might already know, each hardware component connected to our Windows 10 systems requires a medium to communicate and pass on instructions. This job is done by drivers, until and unless you install proper drivers for any particular hardware, whether it be your graphics card, monitor, printer, etc. You will face issues while using that hardware component. In that case, when proper drivers are absent or outdated, Windows pops up the error saying, “This device is not configured correctly (Code 1)”.

All the information about the connected hardware devices and their respective drivers is given inside Device Manager settings. If you connect any device, and it does not show up in the device manager, there are high chances of encountering Error Code 1.

So, as you can see for yourself, this does not seem like a pretty big issue, right? But, how do we fix this error that keeps saying tha our device is not configured correctly?

Methods to fix “This device is not configured correctly (code 1)”

Windows Code 1 error is not a big issue, but it can be slightly irritating at times. However, there is no need to worry about it as we will provide you with the easiest and fastest methods by which you correct this error.

1. Update Drivers using Device Manager

As you know, you have to maintain your Windows 10 system itself and other software to keep them running properly. You will need to treat drivers the same way as well if you want all the hardware parts to work properly and communicate with the system. Hence, one of the reasons you are facing error code 1 is because the drivers of any particular device are outdated. So, in that case, updating the drivers can be very much helpful.

Note: Download the latest drivers for the particular device from their official website before proceeding with the method.

Step 1. First of all, click the Start button and type Device Manager and open it.

Step 2. Here, you will find all the hardware components that are connected to your system. Find the one with which the issue is occurring.

Step 3. Right-Click on the device’s name and click on Update Drivers.

what is error code 1

Step 4. Now, it will ask you to browse your computer for the latest drivers, which we assume you have already downloaded and placed somewhere on your computer’s hard drive.

Step 6. Select the latest drivers, and click on Next. After that, follow up on the installation process until the issue is resolved.

2. Uninstall corrupted / faulty Drivers

Another method that you can try out instead of updating the drivers is uninstalling the faulty ones entirely. Once, you uninstall the faulty drivers; you can follow up on the first method and install the latest drivers once again. Here are the steps that you need to follow for uninstalling the drivers.

Step 1. Go to the Start Menu and search for Device Manager.

Step 2. After opening the Device Manager settings, you will notice a yellow exclamation mark popping beside the device which has faulty drivers.

Step 3. Right-click on the Device’s name and select Uninstall Device from the drop-down menu.

device not configured

Step 4. Click on Uninstall to confirm the actions.

Step 5. After the device’s drivers get entirely removed from your system, you can download once again from official sources and reinstall them.

Step 6. Lastly, reboot your system to apply the settings.

3. Use Registry Editor to fix Error Code 1

Generally, Windows Code 1 mostly occurs while connecting USB Flash Drives and other USB devices. And, to fix this device not configured issue that occurs with your USB devices as well, you can do some little updations in the registry to fix the Error Code 1. You will need to delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters keys from the registry. So, follow the steps correctly:

Step 1. Click on the Start Button, then type Run and hit Enter.

Step 2. Once the Run dialogue box appears, type in Regedit and click on Ok.

Step 3. Click on Yes, if it asks for Admin rights.

Step 4. Simply, navigate to this path: 

  • “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}”
error code 1

Step 5. On the right-side panel, you will find the UpperFilters and LowerFilters keys. Right-click on them and select the Delete option.

Step 6. Once done, reboot your system to apply the changes.


So, this is all about the “This device is not configured correctly (code 1)” issues. These kinds of small problems do occur when we neglect to update the drivers regularly. Since device manufacturers also keep updating their firmware and other settings, the existing drivers get outdated and do not work correctly. Hence, with the help of these quick and straightforward methods, you can quickly get rid of this problem and fix your computer. Like error code 1, there are other Windows errors such as Error 651, CLR20r3,  0xc000000e0xc1900101-0x30018 etc., that can cause your problems. If you want more information on these errors, check out our Windows Error section. In case you have any further suggestions or queries to ask, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.

Similar Posts