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Code 44: An application or service has shut down this hardware device

Updated: August 31, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Device Manager displays the following message in the Device Properties dialog box, on the General tab, in the Device Status text box:

An application or service has shut down this hardware device. (Code 44)

The device driver was stopped by other software on the computer.

Restart the computer.

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