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

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

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?

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

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

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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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I just put together a new computer:

PCCHIPS M863AG Motherboard
AthlonXP 2800+
512MB PC2700 RAM (I'm sure this works - although it may still be incompatible with the system)
300W PSU
Samsung 80GB HDD
Sony DVD/CDRW Burner
LiteOn Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Integrated Graphics

After fiddling around with the motherboard and finding out that the motherboard shipped with the clear CMOS jumper in the 'ON' position (Wouldn't boot . . . what fun that was), I finally managed to get it to boot. Lo and behold, when I attempted to install Windows XP, two things happened:

With my SP1 Integrated install disc, the installation got as far as the initial blue screen where it loads up device drivers. Then it displayed an error "ntkrnlmp.exe cannot be found" or something of the sort. I rebooted, and then tried holding down F7 at this point. The computer then restarted, abruptly, for no apparent reason.

When I tried my SP2 disc, it simply restarted right after the 'Windows is inspecting your hardware' message before the installer even starts. It just kept going around in a loop. I tried various configurations of ACPI/power management in the BIOS. I tried using the 'optimized defaults' toggle. Nothing helps. The windows install simply refuses to work. Any ideas?

(By the way, hello everyone, I'm a new user)

A:[resolved] Computer reboots at "Detecting your hardware configuration" - Windows XP Install

Try running this program from a bootable floppy or cd. For best results, run over night.
http://www.memtest86.com/

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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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Is it possible to get more information on KB3025097?

I am working on an NFS server implementation and I'd like to know whether there is anything that can be done to avoid the issue from the server side. The KB article does not say what was the issue with the NFS client and how the hotfix changed the behavior.
Any additional details about the KB3025097 issue would save me the trouble of trying to tweak the NFS server behavior to see if the Windows NFS client will accept it.

Any hints on what the issue is related to would be very helpful. E.g., is it something about our FSSTAT reply that Windows NFS client doesn't like?

Ultimately we need a solution for all recent Windows versions (Win 7 or later), but any information that applies to any
Windows version would be helpful and valuable.


Thanks!

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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,

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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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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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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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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I had a user today whom i was assisting with domain password change.
Machine was on corporate domain.
Machine was connected to corporate network via LAN connection
Machine was connected to corporate network via corporate WiFi network same time
Pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL password change will not work.
Had user change password via corporate online system.
Now machine would not unlock with new password would still unlock using old password.
Confirmed user logged onto machine with domain account.
I disconnected LAN and was able to lock/unlock Windows with new domain password while system was connected to corporate WiFi network.

What would cause this issue? How to troubleshoot such issues to find out root cause?

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So im fixing this laptop that was bought for parts and ended up putting together (had some minor water damage) starts up fine and all but the only prolem im having is that the CMOS will not save the time and date and i get the message every time i boot.
any help Thank you

the cmos battery is putting out 3.31v and is new.

Thanks


 

A:Inspiron E1705 : "invalid configuration information"

Hi

are you sure that its the BIOS battery that your checking.~?

also try leaving the power connected to it for a few days and with the BIOS setup on the screen, some batteries are rechargeable and take a few days to charge fully before they work.

failing that the mobo is damaged.
 

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I am trying to change my password as administrator for the administrator account through the ctrl+alt+del "Change Password" menu, but am getting the following message:

"configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied".

My computer is not part of a domain, and never has been.

Any ideas that I might try?

A:Can't change password: "configuration information could not be..."

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mzima


I am trying to change my password as administrator for the administrator account through the ctrl+alt+del "Change Password" menu, but am getting the following message:

"configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or because access is denied".

My computer is not part of a domain, and never has been.

Any ideas what I might try?


Are you seriously running RC-1 (7100)???????

It is set to die in 3 days

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You might have noticed that the old 'Add Legacy Hardware' option seems to be missing. I tend to use this quite a bit whenever I need to add in a Loopback adapter or some piece of hardware that is not quite installing correctly. With that said, thankfully, you can still manually launch the 'Add Legacy Hardware' Control Panel applet by using hdwwiz.exe.http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/ ** https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Aaron.Tiensivu

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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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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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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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I'm working on someone's laptop. It has a error when turned on stating a disk error occured. press ctrl alt del to restart but of course when you press those keys it keeps giving you the same message. So I decided to reload windows but when I boot it up with the recovery disk, it states "setup is checking system hardware configurations" but after that the screen goes blank. Any idea how to solve this in order for me to reload windows?

Anyone??? Please HELP!!!
 

A:Solved: Blank screen after "setup is checking hardware's configuration"

Please someone help Anyone????
 

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I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop due to many problems...one being that I couldn't open the external hd after I had unplugged it and replugged it in.

After the fresh install of Windows 7, when I open computer menu, it shows the external hd, but has no info about the storage space left on it like the other drives in computer menu, and the green bar at the top loads endlessly.

In Device Manager, it shows up and I updated the drive and it said I already had the latest driver.

When I tried to uninstall through Device Manager, once again, it gets hung up on the uninstall endlessly.

When I go to computer management and click on disk management, there is nothing in the menu, but at the bottom, it says "loading disk configuration information...." endlessly.

Is it because I have a 1.5 tb external hd that's nearly full, and it's just going to take a long time to configure?

Can someone please help me out...I can't lose the files on there.

A:WD External HD hangs up "loading disk configuration information...

Just leave the Disk Management running in the background with your external drive connected to a rear USB port and keep doing other work. (Edit: It just escaped my mind that yours is a laptop. So rear USB port doesn't apply here.)

Sometimes it may take two to three hours to come up and once it comes up, you will have no further problem. ( Its going to be a real problem only if it doesn't come up even after running for three hours.)

Before doing this long run, you may prefer to check the external drive on another computer, if possible.

Edit: Since it is an OEM machine, I am curious to know how you are doing a fresh install - which Windows install media?

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I am attempting to boot up a DELL intel pentium 4 with a cloned hard drive.
I get this message:
"Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration problem:
did not properly generate ARC name for HAL and system paths. Please check the Windows documentation about ARC configuration options and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

I have read through previous threads on this issue and it seems to be the BOOT.ini file needs replacing?
I am a beginner when it comes to these issues.
Can anyone offer hand holding?
I tried BOOTSUITE 2012 and it would not boot up.
I was able to to boot up the Ultimate WIndows Bootup Disk but NOW WHAT?
Any help is appreciated.
THanks
 

A:"Windows could not start because of the following ARC firmware boot configuration pro

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When I try to install windows xp pro, it picks up the fact that the CD is in there, and it'll come up on the black screen and say: "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" for maybe 20seconds, then that message disappears and it will sit there and do absolutely nothing...
 

A:hang after "setup is inspecting your hardware configuration"

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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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Whenever I go into disk management, disk management is always blank displaying the message "loading disk configuration information" and no drives show up in disk management, not even my C: drive. If I try to close disk management during this message, an error message shows "This application is not responding" until I hit x multiple times. If I right click any of the six drives in my computer, My Computer freezes and then displays the same "This application is not responding" until I hit x a few different times. The rest of the PC works flawlessly. It seems that trying to do anything with disks itself causes this freeze.

this is a Dell Optiplex 780 running Windows 7 64-bit with 8 GB RAM.

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When trying to view my disks in Computer Management>Disk Management, I get "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" for several minutes, then "Loading disk configuration information" nearly forever. After about 20 minutes, some information appears, but I can't scroll the window to see all the data.

Also - I'm now having trouble creating and re-naming new folders in Win Explorer. It "feels" like it's related. Has something else got control of my drives? Any suggestions welcome.

A:Disk Management hangs at "Loading disk configuration information"

Same issue except no problem with renaming folders.

Following services are running:

Virtual Disk set to Manual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Plug and Play

Logged in as administrator account. Drives check out OK with manufacturers diagnostic tools.

Running MMC and adding the Snap-in for Disk Management(Local) does not fix the issue. I'm guessing there's a problematic registry setting for a drive that use to exist or is now having an issue. Anyone have any other suggestions?

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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hye
I'm having this problem since few months ago. before I had installed a software named VMWare for my college's assignment in order for me to use Linux Ubuntu. but apparently it gave me a lot of problems until I decided to uninstall the software. after I uninstalled, all NEW USB devices such as external HD, flash drives and etc cannot be detected and windows always prompt "Found New Hardware" pop up message and require my windows to install driver software for my USB devices. I tried clicked the "Locate and install driver software (recommended)" but it still prompt out again the message. it happened for all new USB devices. I don't know why. maybe it happened after I installed the VMWare, I guess?

can someone help me with this? I cannot use my new flash drives and external HD for me to transfer my works. it's so tiring
 

A:Always prompted with "found new hardware" to install driver software for any USB device

Have you tried reinstalling the chipset drivers, which would generally be responsible for USB support?
 

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I added a third sata internal HDD—every time I boot up windows asks to look for a driver—if I let it look, it will not find one anywhere even if i manually look for the driver and the drive disappears from drive manager and my computer—it I use task manager to kill the “look for driver process” everything is fine—stranger yet NOTHING shows up as an error in task manager! (ever) (the drive is present with drivers installed!) Any ideas?
TIA,
Ben III
 

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May I know what is happening on the pc ?

Btw it webcam is not functioning from yesterday. It asked me to connect to a camera.

A:Crashed when "Scan for hardware change" in device manager

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

The lone memory dump blames video drivers, please:
- download a fresh copy of the latest, Win8 compatible video drivers
- uninstall the current video drivers from your system
- install the freshly downloaded drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

TVALZ_O.SYS Thu Nov 8 22:08:41 2007 (4733CF39)
TOSHIBA ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=TVALZ_O.SYS

PxHlpa64.sys Mon Dec 10 18:49:01 2007 (475DD06D)
Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=PxHlpa64.sys

adfs.SYS Thu Jun 26 16:52:37 2008 (48640195)
Adobe File System Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=adfs.SYS

Thpevm.SYS Mon Jun 29 04:15:37 2009 (4A487829)
Toshiba HDD Protection
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=Thpevm.SYS

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys

epfwwfpr.sys ... Read more

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Let me give some quick background on my situation.

I installed a (rather old, 5+ years) Hauppauge WinTV-FM tuner card into my machine and downloaded and installed the latest drivers straight from the manufacturer. Installation resulted in a BSOD with an error in STREAM.SYS. I tried the installation a second time after restart (why? I couldn't tell you) with the same result. Initially after the fubar'ed install I had maybe five different highlighted items in Device Manager with some sort of error, including my optical drives (!) and sound card.

Since then, I have removed the tuner card and gotten Device Manager to recognize all hardware as installed and working properly. However, as stated in the title of this post, I can't get any sound or even select a default audio device. (see attachments) I've tried uninstalling the sound card via DM and even went so far as to manually delete all drivers listed in Driver Details so XP could rebuild them all from scratch. I've set the BIOS sound card setting from Auto to Enable.

I think it's some sort of "residue" from the botched hardware install, I'm just having a hell of a time pinpointing what actually is corrupted.

I've been poking and prodding this thing for two days with no luck. Any help is greatly appreciated!

-Kyle
 

A:"No Audio Device" but hardware is (allegedly) working properly

I figured it out. I had to reinstall the PnP Software Enumerator as described here.

Hopefully, this thread shortens the search for people in the same situation!

-Kyle
 

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Hello,

I am trying to install a driver for the Epson perfection 1200U on my grandpa's new windows 8 PC. Problem is that the scanner is too old and epson doesnt provide a driver for this scanner for windows 8. But I found a how to guide on this and the instructions are great, and it seems to work for everyone else but I cant figure out how to uncheck "show compatible hardware" in device manager when you are trying to update drivers on a specific device.

I get there by right clicking on the device, selecting properties, "browse my computer for driver software," then "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer," then after that the window that appears does not have an option to uncheck "show compatible hardware." And so I can't continue

Does anyone know how to solve this issue? Thanks in advance for any feedback

A:How to uncheck "show compatible hardware" device manager

so you don't see the same window as i have below?

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Hi all,

My Win8.1 box keeps crashing in device manager upon any "refresh." For example, scanning for hardware changes, installing/uninstalling something, or updating anything. I've gone through and updated any drivers that I saw were old, but no joy. Any assistance would be appreciated! Uploading the SF Diag output as well.

Thanks...

A:Device Manager crashes when "Scan for hardware change"

Uninstall LogMeIn.

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Hi,

Have recently attempted to intall an external fax/modem to connect to our business bank. Driver gets halfway through install and bluescreens, every time. With this half installed it works fine so im fine leaving it as it is.

However every time I boot I get the found new hardware wizard. If anyone else uses the computer they will click next and hit the bluescreen. Is there any way of disabling the prompt but only for the modem.

I tried stopping the plug and play service but that stopped my usb flash drive from working.

If not then what on earth can I do about this bluescreen install, have tried unistalling and re.. a million times.

Thanks, Leigh

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I am trying to view the list of installed hardware on a pc which was given to me. when I go to device manager no hardware is listed...I googled the problem yet none of the links I was presented solved the problem. anyone have any ideas?? Thankyou
 

A:cannot "see" list of hardware in device manager

If you download/install/ run the following: www.belarc.com It will tell you everything on your computer..... This is free.
Vicks
 

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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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Hi, the computer with a problem is a 3 or 4 year old HP Pavilon on Windows XP. It has been working faithfully up until recently.

My computer has never had this happen to it EVER, i was using my computer all day for the past 2 days but i have done that so many times, and i left it on while going to school,do this everyday as well, so i didnt think anything of it. Well i come home and i turn my computer on....it gives me this message over and over with nothign changing:
Quote:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Rest button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally
_____

When i choose any of them is wont start, ANY!, whats the point of this prompt if none of them work....you tell me. So i am asking, what do i do to fix this. Give me a list of 1000 things and i will try them all.

PLEASE help me. I am freaking out becuase this happened to my friends comput... Read more

A:Computer wont start, "hardware or software change may have caused this" yeah right

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Hi Guys,

This is Ramesh. I am having a problem with my battery icon. I am running Windows 8.1 on my ACER Aspire 5755 laptop. When I start the OS, I was unable to see the battery icon in the notification area. Because of that my laptop gets shutdown abruptly in middle of my work, without warning to plugin the battery charger.

I searched for the solution in several forums. I got a temporary solution for it.

I get the battery icon in the notification area by doing this every time I logon to Windows 8.1.

Right Clicking on My Computer icon, clicking on Manage, and clicking on Device Manager, and Clicking on Scan for hardware changes.

I am here to ask you guys, Is there any possibility to make an entry in the start-up items for "Scan for hardware changes" in windows 8.1 or not. If Yes, please give me the solution.

My Laptop configuration is
OS: Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
Processor: Intel I3
RAM: 4GB (2.46 Usable)

Thanking You.

Kind Regards,
Ramesh Junju.

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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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Hi,
Im experiencing sound stuttering on Windows 8, no problems on win7. Using Asus Xonar U3 with latest audio drivers, same issue with built in Conexant with latest drivers. Attaching xperf
file. Have You any ideas how to fix it?
Regards

A:Windows 8 ssd freeze "Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued."

Hello,
I wrote again to Intel and Microsoft. Microsoft said that Intel should fix it and Intel said that they dont give a shit so we are on our own but i've found a workaround to minimize this problem!
Use generic Microsoft driver (NO INTEL RAPID STORAGE DRIVER)
Fix by me
Easy way:
1. Download this file - www.godlike.hekko.pl/inne/NoLPM.reg
2. Apply it to the registry (just 2x click)
3. Restart your computer
4. Sound will now stutter very rarely and if it does then just restart PC. It won't stay after reboot as it was before.
Expert way:
1.Open Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device
3. There's undocumented registry value NoLPM. As far as I know no one knows about it and no info on the internet. I found it by myself when searching for fix in the registry.
4. As you can see there are blacklisted drive names there but there's no our drive there and that's the problem
5. Remove all values completely then insert * and do line break after(VERY IMPORTANT)
It has to be that value:
*LINE BREAK
6. Your drive will now be blacklisted and LPM command wont be send ever
7. Restart your computer
8. Sound will now stutter very rarely and if it does then just restart PC. It won't stay after reboot as it was before.

Best regards

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This is confirmed with IE11. However if set Microsoft Edge as default web browser, the issue is gone.
Why?

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