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Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

Q: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

My computer all of a sudden can't find my cd rom/writer. This is the error I am getting from the device manager: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19).

I have tried the trouble shooter, uninstalling reinstalling, system restore, deleting secondary controller, primary controller and all does not seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Help!

BTW - I am running my XP home edition.

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Preferred Solution: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

Try this........
To restore the registry
Open Registry Editor.
Click Options, and then click Print to print these instructions. (If you are using the Help and Support Center, click Print above the topic area.) They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.
Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
In the list, click Restart, and then click OK.
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.
Caution

Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
Notes

To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, Windows restores information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet only. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.

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I recently started having trouble with my DVD writer. this is the error I get " Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)" Everything I've researched about this message says to update my driver.  Did this even bought a new dvd player and it says the same thing.  Any suggestions? Wondering could it possible be a bad cable?  Even changed the port on the motherboard to see if it could be that in the new dvd player.
Thanks for any input.
sicissorgal54

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information

Hello scissorgal54

The Microsoft version of your exact error -
 
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

 
If the device is a CD or DVD drive, follow the procedure in Article ID 929461 on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192798).
• Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration. This rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.
 
Try this first and tell us what the result is (or seems to be)

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i've tried updating the driver, and re-installing the driver nothing works- i saw it might work if i rebooted into safe mode, but i don't know how to? Any suggestions?

A:"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in

G'Day swiftjooky, to TSF.

Please tell us the make and model of your computer; whether it is a desktop, or laptop?
If it is a desktop, is it a Custom Built, or a Manufacturer's Build?

Once we have this information, we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind Regards,

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Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


Failure using the VxD loader.

*Verified correct hardware device driver is installed.

*Uninstall and reinstall the hardware device firmware, driver, software.

*Physically (disconnect) uninstall and (reconnect) reinstall the
hardware device with proper reboot sequence.

Can anybody please post a screenshot or an index of this registry tree location in full view, default installation if possible, with that I could manually reconstruct the entries I mistakenly deleted.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

Sorry cant tell you which device it is I'm looking to resolve it's classified, thx!

A:Windows 7 64Bit Hardware Registry Configuration Information.

Uninstall and reinstall the hardware.

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My school computer is busted and says windows could not start because of the hardware configuration! This only happend after I shut it down half way through an XP install. Then I added space to my main partition and delete the halfway through the install partition with Gparted. Please help!!!!! I need it for school by Thursday! My main os is 7 and could it be that's it's trying to go to the xp partion when my windows 7 is perfectly fine?

A:windows could not start because of the hardware configuration!

Do you have a restore partition on the computer? At bootup do you see a message to Press a certain key to enter Restore? Usually F11? Or you can boot off of a Windows 7 DVD and do a Startup Repair. Better yet take it back to your schools IT dept and have them fix it for you.

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Hi, Im trying to install Windows xp onto a netbook-EEE pc 1005, using flashdrive. I have tried many methods of installation, including things like wintoflash and others. I just cant get it to work. I keep gettting the error listed below.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the sleected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

I Get this error before i can select to install windows xp home edition, i see it for a split second then get this error. Could it be in the bios?

My boot device priority has my hdd to boot first which is correct.

My ide configuration has my ATA/IDE configuration set as Ehanced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
 

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hey guys, hoping someone can help me out, having a problem with my machine.

i have a desktop running vista 64, and a laptop running xp sp3.

my sister dropped the laptop and on startup the laptop said "no operating system".

i presumed the hard drive was broke so i replaced it with a new 320gb one and tried to reinstall xp. the install errored during the xp installation and got a blue stop message. on restart xp booted and seemed to be ok for a few hours. then i got another stop message so presumed the installation was corrupted and decided to format abd re install. the hard drive wouldnt format so i took it out and put it into my 2.5 portable sata case and formatted it with my desktop. when i put it back in the laptop i couldnt install xp. the drive wasnt being read, so i decided to put it back into my portable case and formatted it again using my vista desktop.

i booted the desktop with my xp disk and when asked which drive to install xp on, chose my portable hard drive. the installation was about 35% when i went downstairs. when i got back up the vista dekstop was desplaying the following message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

since then i cant get the vista machine to boot up, it constantly ... Read more

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Looks to me like the first priority is to save your files. Try this procedure ( Computer First Aid Using Knoppix ) - but you have to set the BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD once you have burnt the Knoppix CD.

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Hi,

After Power Shutdown my system does not boot. That show the following error message.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Then,

I try to boot the OS CD, that show the following Error message.

Boot Failure
Press any Key to Continue

I try the another system Hard Disk and DVD drive in my problem system that also show the same Error message.
Is it any hardware failure in mother board?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz
RAM - 1 GB
Mother Board - Intel DG41RQ
Hard Disk - 500 GB Seagate
DVD - Samsung DVD RW
OS - Windows XP sp3
Anybody support me

Thank You
Ramanan

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Did you change any bios settings, update the bios or clear the CMOS before this started?

Check the mode setting for the Sata controller in the bios, is it set to AHCI/Raid or IDE(legacy)?

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Software is Windows XP Professional.

The first error message I received was:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
(Windows root)\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I then tried to repair the boot.ini file using

bootcfg /rebuild

After re-booting, I received the error message:

Windows could not start becuaes of a computer disk hardward configuration problem

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

-I tried running checkdsk also and it said "Volume has one or more unrecoverable problems"

Computer is a Dell Dimension 390.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Sounds like your hard drive is dying... You will have to get a replacement
 

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My WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION does not start up in normal mode. I get a black screen, and have to select from two choices of windows xp home edition at the bottom of the screen to open my computer.
I've typed msconfig and selected normal mode and it still doesn't work.
Also I got this error message: windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
I'm a newbie at computers and don't understand the technical jargon. I wonder if some one could explain it in simple terms, so I could understand it.
I don't have a windows WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION CD-Rom to use recovery console. How can I fix this without a windows cd-rom?
I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2002

A:windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem

have you put any new hdd's in, or left a usb drive/ipod/mp3 player in the pc.
otherwise your hdd might have issues,
the recovery console is downloadable and burnable but id check the first 2 options first.

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Hi all,

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

Regards,
 

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Emachines T2260 Re Installed Windows home XP. CDRW & DVD failed to burn music or data. I down loaded Chipset driver from Support web site. Rebooted checked drives and they no longer were visible on my system. They work mechanically fine.

(ERROR) Message for both drivers
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

I have only the 3.5 drive working. I went through all standard procedures to reinstall drivers and nothing works.

Thank you for your help
 

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device

Your Windows XP reports an error: Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)

heres some links you can follow it might answer your questions
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314060
http://www.visioneer.com/support/general/FAQ/error19.asp
 

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Hi I am currently looking for some

I have a Acer Aspire V5 laptop and a Toshiba 1 tb hard drive I have been trying to get my laptop to read my hard drive but it wont it no longer comes up as Toshiba in my computer it says Local disk (E and I went into the property's and it has a warning message as follows

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

I do not know what has happened as I can still plug my hard drive into my WD media player & it works I can no longer put movies on my hard drive from my laptop.

Please help I am not computer savy at all.

Thanks

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Hello, I need some help. I bought an old Sony PCG-FR130 laptop a bit ago and was going to format it and that's when I discovered the CD-RW DVD CRX-810E drive wasn't working. Here's the error: "
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

I have re-flashed the BIOS from Sony's site and run a freeware registry repair (Glary), and uninstalled and re-installed the driver (HW) and driver (SW). No change.

Also; I have an error on the "PCI Simple Communications Controller". That error says that there is not a driver installed but when I un-install and reintall the device windows can't find a driver.

ANY help??

Thanks a lot!!
 

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Packard Bell Core2 Quad
OS Vista Home Premium

Hi I have been stupid! Can anyone please provide a solution.

I tried to be clever and load just the jewel case label programme from Roxio CD Creator 5 (which is much better than their latest versions). This was successful and worked well. Unfortunately the CD also loaded much of itself all over my system but only activated the label programme. Vista immediately blocked the incompatible Roxio driver for the DVD drive leaving it in operable.

I uninstalled Roxio 5 using Windows uninstall and activated a prior system restore point. On re-boot, system restore stated it was not successful due to an unknown error and Vista attempted to re-install Roxio 5 calling for the CD. I tried earlier restore points but they were not successful either, producing the same unknown error message.

Eventually I did a system searched for anything Roxio 5 or Adaptec including the offending driver and deleted them all.

Everything is now back to normal except for the DVD drive which is still not recognised. Device Manager shows the following message.

Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A ATA Device
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

If anyone can tell me how to give my DVD drive the kiss of life I will be extremely grateful.
 

A:Solved: Windows cannot start this hardware device (Code 19)

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Hello,

Maybe there is no connection but I recently had to remove and reinstall Norton Antivirus, part of it was corrupted.

Now when I boot the machine I am getting the warning sound related to "Windows Hardware Fail" or Device Failed to Connect." I get those 4 times at 30 sec intervals then they stop. Looking at Device Manager I see 4 yellow triangles with exclamation points in them, under Portable Devices. This is my memory card reader. In spite of this the reader works fine and I can read and write data to it as needed.

Clicking on one or all of them I get the message "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

So the question is should I remove all the offending drive's H:\ ...I:\...J:\....K:\ and reboot hoping 7 will find the reader? Or run System File Checker?

In all fairness I don't normally boot the machine with the sound on, I only turn it on when I need it so this condition may have been there for a while, honestly I don't know.

Thanks to all in advance!

J T

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device ..damaged registry entry...

I would do a System Restore and see if that resolves your problems.
Did you use Norton Removal Tool? You should and then reinstall it.

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Hello,

Maybe there is no connection but I recently had to remove and reinstall Norton Antivirus, part of it was corrupted.

Now when I boot the machine I am getting the warning sound related to "Windows Hardware Fail" or Device Failed to Connect." I get those 4 times at 30 sec intervals then they stop. Looking at Device Manager I see 4 yellow triangles with exclamation points in them, under Portable Devices. This is my memory card reader. In spite of this the reader works fine and I can read and write data to it as needed.

Clicking on one or all of them I get the message "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

So the question is should I remove all the offending drive's H:\ ...I:\...J:\....K:\ and reboot hoping 7 will find the reader? Or run System File Checker?

In all fairness I don't normally boot the machine with the sound on, I only turn it on when I need it so this condition may have been there for a while, honestly I don't know.

Thanks to all in advance!

J T

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device ..damaged registry entry...

I would do a System Restore and see if that resolves your problems.
Did you use Norton Removal Tool? You should and then reinstall it.

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All of my USB Ports just stopped working. When I go to the device manager and check them I get the code 19 error:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.

I wasn't even in the registry and I have no idea how to restore the old settings that are apparently damaged.

I check microsoft and they said this:

A registry problem was detected.

This can occur when more than one service is defined for a device, if there is a failure opening the service subkey, or if the driver name cannot be obtained from the service subkey. Try these options:

On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooting wizard.

Click Uninstall, and then click Scan for hardware changes to load a usable driver.

Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration,which rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.
I did all those things and they still do not work. I think it is likely that I'll have to manual restore the registry valves for each USB port - but I have no idea how.

Any help would be very much appreciated. I am having a horrible night. Please someone show me how to fix this in the registry. I do not have system restore running so I can't use that. I hope no one ever has luck like this...
 

A:USB Ports Not Work: "Windows cannot start the hardware device because..."

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i have acer e1-571 notebook.running windows 10.from last few days my pc giving this error-Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.                                                            
                                                                i have tried all kind of suggestions
given by microsoft related this problem .but   cant solved.card reader ,pen drive ,external keyboard ,or external mouse no one working.2.some  random  keys  is not working .please fix my issue .

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Windows 7 Professional

Is there a convenient way, say with one command or click, to get all the hardware information of my system ( example, CPU, RAM, motherboard, video card, sound card, etc ) put into one file?

Thanks

Steve

A:Windows 7: How To Get All Hardware Information Completely?

The only one I know of personally is HWiNFO:

HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools

It's not perfect, but it's still not bad. For example: it shows my sound card as simply "Creative X-Fi" instead of showing that it's the XtremeGamer.

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So if you read my post from about a week ago I figured out how to have the hard drive boot first but I'm getting an error I can't fix. I've tried reinstalling windows numerous times.
This is the error message I get

Code:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
I'm using a GA-K8N ultra sli motherboard with a maxtor sata, 200 gigs. I tried installing a raid driver too.
I've also tried everything from this list http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314477 , even all the things combined.
They didn't do anything so can anyone help me?
 

A:Windows hardware configuration problem...

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Say goodbye to those times when the maximum score that a Windows Vista PC could return was 5.9. With the introduction of Windows 7, the Windows Experience Index has evolved from 5.9 up to no less than 7.9. However, at the same time, other aspects of the WEI have not changed in the least...
Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score - The Windows Experience Index grows up - Softpedia

A:Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score

Interesting

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Hiya

Documentation for driver and hardware developers creating products designed to work with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP Media Center Edition

Microsoft Windows and Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint reader installed.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...36-9148-484a-b29c-9c2284e48605&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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I have a problem trying to install Windows 2000 Pro ever since I got my new motherboard: After it reboots to inspect my computer's hardware configuration, it freezes. It does not respond to any of the function keys. I've unplugged all the cards on the motherboard and the CD-ROM and there is no effect, so none of this hardware seems to be causing problems.

I have a Gigabyte 7IXE motherboard with 128 MB DIMM. Windows 2000 Pro install and ran perfected on my old, but now defunct, board.

Thanks.

Alex
 

A:Windows 2000 install problem: freeze on inspecting hardware configuration

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I have a problem trying to install Windows 2000 Pro ever since I got my new motherboard: After it reboots to inspect my computer's hardware configuration, it freezes. It does not respond to any of the function keys. I've unplugged all the cards on the motherboard and the CD-ROM and there is no effect, so none of this hardware seems to be causing problems.

I have a Gigabyte 7IXE motherboard with 128 MB DIMM. Windows 2000 Pro install and ran perfected on my old, but now defunct, board.

Thanks.

Alex
 

A:Windows 2000 install problem: freeze on inspecting hardware configuration

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I have been having an issue with my flash drive being recognized by my laptop computer. When I initially start up my computer, it reads my flash drive. If I take out my flash drive and reinsert it, it no longer reads it. (It still makes the sound the the
computer recognizes it was inserted, but it won't open the drive.) When I go into device manger, it has that yellow exclamation point with this message, "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device
driver is still in memory. (Code 38)". My cordless mouse has been working just fine.
I did troubleshooting and it told me to restart the computer. That helps for the first time, but then when I reinsert the flash drive , the problem happens again.  
I tried to uninstall the hubs and reinstall but that also doesn't seem to be helping.
Any ideas?

Thanks

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My Acer laptop has a Slimtype DVDRW SOSW - 833S fitted which has stopped functioning, although, that said;
I can open the DVD drawer normally
When I insert a disc into the drive the green light illuminates suggesting that the drive is interrogating the disc, however,
The drive does not function,
Nor does it feature in the list of available drives in Windows Explorer.
Further investigation through;
Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager

displays the icon for the drive with the dreaded yellow exclamation mark superimposed on it.

A double click on the icon opens the window, specific to this drive, at the 'General' tab with the message in the Status mini-window reading as follows:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

It goes without saying that the 'Troubleshoot' function is about as much use as a chocolate teapot!

I have tried uninstalling, rolling back drivers, re-installing drivers all to no avail.

I have read and digested all the historical problems with this type of drive but they are all about different manifestations to this problem.

Can anyone help please?

Vince
 

A:Configuration Information (Code 19)

See here for the solution: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
 

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My operating system is windows xp. I have been using an external dvd player for at least 8 or 9 months. A few days ago, I attempted to burn a dvd, but it would not indicate a source drive to me nor would it highlight copy. I felt that something was wrong with it and decided that I would burn some music instead. Windows media player also would not rip the cd. A window popped up indicating that it did not recognize that the computer has a drive for ripping and burning cds.

This prompts me to go back to my external dvd player. I uninstall it, and attempt to reinstall it. I get a code 19-configuration information in the registry is incomplete or damaged. I searched online and went to fixbyweb. I explain the situation. They sent me a supposed fix, but things are the same. I was told by fixbyweb, to go to system restore and restore the computer to a time before I uninstalled the DVD burner. But for each restore point that I went to, there were no changes to my computer. I went to all restore points that were available And the fix still did not work, so I am out $39.99.

So if there is a remedy, would you PLEASE, PLEASE help me fix this situation? I have spent money twice in 2 days time trying to fix this, and I'll be a pauper and still will have the same problem. And I will have to write down what you tell me, cause I don't have any ink for the printer, cause thats too expensive too. Thanks in advance.
 

A:configuration information in the registry

Try deleting the registry keys that are mentioned in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270008

Note that after you do this you may have to reinstall your CD\DVD burning software.
 

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Hi, newbie here - first post, hope it's not a duplicate and is in the right place!!

I have a Dell 4550, when I boot it up it comes to a screen saying "Invalid configuration information - please run setup program"

I then get the option to hit F1 to continue or F2 to run setup utility. Ususally, I will go into the setup utility and make the date and time correct and then carry on. This will fix the problem for that day but then the same thing will happen the next day.

Can anyone shed any light on a possible long term solution please?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Invalid Configuration Information

Your CMOS battery may have reached the end of useful product life. $3.50 at Wal-Mart. Or it may merely be loose.
 

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I did the paperclip trick and now instead of the password prompt it says this on my dell d600 any help would be great
 

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Does anyone know where in Windows XP the individual wireless networks' configuration information is stored?

Here's how puzzled I am. I was trying to connect to a public AP in my college's library. At first it worked fine. Then it stopped working for anyone. I tried to connect again while someone else monitored the network traffic and found out that my MAC address was probing for four other networks. I deleted all my preferred wireless networks, but my computer was still looking for these networks. The configuration information has to be somewhere else, I wish I knew where so I could delete it.
 

A:Wireless Network Configuration Information in XP

Perhaps you could share some of the data with us?
 

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Hello from Switzerland

I want to develop a website with the Adobe Dreamweaver CS 3.

So I installed the Internet Information Services. So far everything is OK. I did not receive any error messages during the installation. But when I type "http://localhost" in the Internet Explorer (as indicated in the reference book of the Dreamweaver) , the system asks me to type a user name and a password.... and then the service fails to start and I don't have an local host which I need as test server.

I tried with and without system password, changing the computer name, deinstalling and reinstalling IIS... no way!

My system: PC (Penium D 3.2) with Windows XP Professional SP2.

Can anybody help?

Thanks!!
 

A:Configuration Internet Information Services

Make sure the web site is actually running, goto Start --> All Programs --> Administritve Tools --> IIS (or through Control Panel), expand the web sites (should see Default web site) - right click and select start.

EDIT
If it wasn't I don't see it prompting for a username and password - after trying myself your site is running ok. Enter your login details to load it up (XP login details)
Also try manually start IIS Admin service and check the log files if it fails to start
 

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Hi I have a dell xps m1210 that show a message "invalid configuration information - please run setup program", i can not even enter the setup, when i press de F2 to enter setup it says "preparing to enter setup", but instead entering the setup it gives me the "invalid configuration information - please run setup program"

Can anyone help me
 

A:Invalid configuration information - please run setup program

How old is it. Could be a hard drive failure... can you give us the service Tag from the back of the machine?
 

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Medion Desktop running WIN7 32bit, 2 Quad CPU [email protected], 4GB Ram

Audio problemscropped up. (NO AUDIO)

Windowscannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

In my Device Manager:
Sound, video and game controllers ? I have showing:
High Definition Audio Device
Then a further 4 identical?.
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
ALLshowing the yellow problem triangle.

All attempts to rectify the problemvia rolling back or updating drivers, are met with the following errornotice??????.
Windowscannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

I am able to find compatible drivers ok ? but they won?tload due to error notice as listed above.
I don?t know the manufacturer of the device, and I do nothave any discs nor paperwork .
Can anyone advise a friendly solution please ? user elderly non techie?

Thanks

Siralli

A:configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.

In Device Manager, . Right click the High Definition Audio device and select Properties
Click the Details tab
Use the Properties the pull down menu and look carefully if Class Upper Filters or Class Lower Filters exist
If either one or both are there, select it, then copy / paste the information that appears in the windows for Value

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hi,,, i have dell inspiron 6400 laptop and when i turn it on it shows invalid configuration information- please run setup program and it directly goes to setup and i do not remember the password aswell .. now i have noway to boot.. please tell me what to do ... thanks...
 

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I run with a Dell Dimension 4600C, with Windows XP version 5.1.2600. Lately, my computer has taken to shutting down. But it doesn't shut down and start up again. The computer turns itself off, but the computer indicates that power is still going to the machine. I can't start the computer up without unplugging the CPU from its power source (an APC SurgeArrest outlet bank) and waiting for at least a minute so it won't shut down on me again.

Usually the computer will shut down as soon as it's rebooted once I've done this. I've taken to restarting the computer normally to prevent it from shutting down for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

Most of the time the computer will just run normally after the shut down (until it shuts down again). At other times it gives me a DOS message saying there's 'invalid configuration information' and it gives me the chance to run setup. I ran setup once, but didn't change anything.

Is this a RAM problem or a hardware problem? I'm inclined to say it's XP doing this, but I'm computer illiterate and have absolutely no idea what to do about this.

I appreciate any help you can give me! Thanks!

A:Pc Randomly Shuts Down, Says Invalid Configuration Information (sometimes)

this could be an overheating prob, how long does your computer run from cold till it shuts down? can you monitor the cpu, case temps?also, to check your ram try this?http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-...iagnostic.shtmlgood luck

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Hello All!

This is my first post on these forums, but I have been around before looking at some of the very helpful posts available.

I did a basic search, but have not been able to find what I am looking for.

What I am trying to find out is where is the configuration data stored for the Windows 8 start screen? What I am referring to specifically is where is the data stored that determines what tiles are present, and how they are arranged. Is this in the registry? A config file somewhere?

Also, I would definitely be open to any suggestions as to software used to customize it

Thanks so much for listening!

All the best from Canada!

A:Windows 8 Start Screen configuration

Use Decor 8.

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I recently had to replace my hard drive. Prior to that I had been having an issue with sometimes when starting up windows, I would get that screen informing me about some issue that caused windows from starting and then prompting me to either start normally or from the last known good configuration. Choosing either option would always result in windows starting up fine. But about a month or so ago, it finally happened and windows wouldn't start up, it just kept returning to the same screen. After calling HP, they said I needed a new hard drive and sent it to me.

Now just over a month later, I just restarted my computer and I got that black screen again with the prompt. I hadn't payed it much attention with the first hard drive since windows would always start up fine. But now I don't want to keep doing this and end up having to replace the hard drive AGAIN when I've only had it for a short period. After installing the new HD, I pretty much reinstalled all the previous programs that I had on the old one.

So my question is, is there anything I can do to figure out what is causing this screen to appear each time I try to start windows and how can I make it stop? Could it be a certain program I have installed?

A:Start Windows normally or last known good configuration

It helps if we know...any/all error messages that contain clues that someone might be able to interpret.

Louis

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I tried finding some information in the archives about this problem but I guess I'm just a tiny bit confused. Anyway, I have a Sony Vaio laptop, model PCG-R505GCP, with a CD RW DVD-ROM. Up until yesterday it was working perfectly fine. I've made no changes to my system. But now I've discovered, through looking in Device Manager that the device cann't be found. This is the message I'm getting:

"Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardward device. (Code 41)"

This is what's listed in Device Manager under DVD/CD-ROM drives:
Sony i.LINK CD-RW DVD-ROM Drive IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device
It has a yellow exclaimation mark.

I was wondering if there might be someone who could help me figure this out.

Thanks so much!
Rachel
 

A:windows not finding hardware device

Reboot the laptop into the BIOS by whatever means the opening screen tells you to use to go into setup. In the first of the menus, it should tell you whether or not it recognises the CDRW/DVDROM. Can you please post back one way or the other?

Alternatively, you could try uninstalling it in Device Manager and rebooting, then allow XP to redetect it, hopefully it will work that time.
 

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For some reason my Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit) PC is now refusing to operate the DVD ROM and DVD RW Drives. A suspect the latest update to iTunes as they were working fine till the automatic install for that failed. Had to do it manually & that went with some hiccoughs, needing to "Retry" to get it to complete successfully.

The problem is when I try and use a DVD drive you hear it react to the disc, but Autoplay does not run.

Checking in the Device Manager on the General Tab, there is the following message (for both drives)
<< Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged (Code 19) >>

I checked this on the Internet and tried as suggested going to Device manager and Uninstalling both drives. Restarting my PC and letting the "Found New Hardware" re-install them.

Sadly this failed...
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S ATA Device Failed
TSST corp DVD-ROM SH-D 162D ATA Device Failed

I then checked whether the driver software for the Device was up to date. It reported that the software for the device is up to date.

Next I ran the Troubleshooter and tried re-installing the driver software which it suggested might fix the problem .... only to be met with <<Device Driver Software not Successfully installed>>
I have also tried running the Microsoft Fix It tool .... MicrosoftFixit.dvd.MATSKB.Run.exe
Still no luck :-( I have attached a file with the details of... Read more

A:DVD drives configuration information in the registry damaged (Code 19)

This is not a fix but should get you in working order. Do a system restore to a point in time before the iTunes update and see if that doesn't get it sorted for you.

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I have a notebook with an internal CD drive:

COMBO LSC-24082K

It suddenly stopped working. (...probably after I installed some software)

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

Tried removing and reinstalling the drive... same result

My System Restore feature was turned off inadvertantly, so I have no restore points to roll back too....hmmmph!

So does anyone know how to dig around the registry to fix this problem?

Thanks
Aaron

 

A:(Code 19) - configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged

On DOS screen run Scanreg/Restore command.After run that command you'll see backup files are stored RB0XX.CAB format.Where XX is a sequential backup number given to the file when it is created.Restore one of those files which created earlier.
 

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Hey guys,

Yesterday I took to the task of cleaning up my parents' Compaq Presario computer, which included running a couple of AVAST virus scans and installing a few Windows updates that had been ignored for who knows how long.

AVAST found 10 infected files which I "Moved to Chest". Today I finished installing the Windows updates, but when I restarted the computer it failed to boot Windows XP. I'm shown a black screen with white text that says "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully" and given the options to start Safe Mode, Last Good Configuration, or Start Windows Normally.

Starting Windows normally leads to the loading screen with the windows logo but then it stops and restarts, leading back to the black screen.

Last Known Good Configuration does the same thing.

Safe Mode launches a bunch of lines of text and then freezes.

I'm kind of panicking now. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks,
GP

EDIT: Not sure if this is necessary, but I don't have a Windows XP CD either, and I don't think I can get my hands on one within a reasonable amount of time.

A:Windows XP won't start at all (in safe mode or using last configuration)

If it's a Compaq...there may be a restore-to-factoryj-defaults mechanism on the system. If not, then you need to think about contacting HP for recovery disks.

Since malware appears to be a likely cause for this unbootable situation...I'll try to get someone more knowledgeable to take a look.

Please be patient.

Louis

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Hello Microsoft Support,
I will like to know if I can configure and start windows IIS service without admin rights in windows 7 pro. My company policy does not allow to provide admin rights to users and hence users without admin rights cant start windows IIS service and console.
Looking forward for a solution.
Elias

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I have been trying to connect a sandisk card reader to my Dell Laptop on windows XP (home edition), the initial bubble comes up saying USB sandisk device found, and then the second bubble pops up saying hardware not recognised or not working properly. My PC does the same trying to connect a camera or any other new USB device

I have installed the disc that came with the hardware and it still does not work. In device manager its shows up with a yellow exclamation mark over it, and when you open properties it states no drivers found, and it is showing as device enabled

If I then run windows fault fixer to update the drivers, and search for drivers it goes through the stages and then when you click finish it doesnt work still it also moves the hardware shown in device manager into part of IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers with a yellow exclamation mark still showing, when it should really register in the drives section of device manager.

I have connected the sandisk and camera to a friends Dell laptop and windows XP automatically registers it and sets it up, and its listed under the drives section of device manager - with no problems, so it appears to be an issue with the way my plug and play sets up the hardware when its plugged in.

I have checked the status of all my USB controllers under device manager and they are all showing as working.

It may have occured after an IT helpdesk guy was messing with my drivers and setup trying to get my wireless working. All I want to do is ch... Read more

A:Windows XP wont configure USB Hardware device

Try Johnwill's USB solution:

First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so ... Read more

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I did system recovery, and am now able(finally) to see my desktop.But now when I tried to connect to the internet, I discovered that when I look in device Mgr under"Hardware", nothing is there...how do I fix this? Thanks for your help..this is tiring me out!!
 

A:Solved: Windows xp Device Manager and Hardware

No Items Appear in the Device Manager List When You Open It

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311504

Tufenuf
 

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