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    Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration.....(Code 19) error in windows 7

    My CD writer does not appear in windows 7. When i checked the driver properties,it flashed "code 19" error. The complete error message is "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)".Kindly provide a fix for this.



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    Re: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration.....(Code 19) error in windows 7

    You can fix this issue by making changes to registry.Please note that Registry is considered as one of the sensitive parts of an OS so any wrong move can create more problems as well so kindly take a backup of your registry before trying the below given methods:
    1. Press "Windows Key+R" to open Run.
    2. Type "Regedit" in the text box and press enter to display the Registry Editor window.
    3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    4. Now Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}."
    5. After that,Click on "UpperFilters".You will find this option on the right pane.select delete and press OK.
    6. Now select "Lowerfilters" on the right pane and select Delete.
    7. Click OK to delete.
    8. Close the Registry editor.
    9. Restart your computer and enjoy.
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    Re: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration.....(Code 19) error in windows 7

    You can fix this issue by making changes to registry.Please note that Registry is considered as one of the sensitive parts of an OS so any wrong move can create more problems as well so kindly take a backup of your registry before trying the below given methods:
    1. Press "Windows Key+R" to open Run.
    2. Type "Regedit" in the text box and press enter to display the Registry Editor window.
    3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    4. Now Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}."
    5. After that,Click on "UpperFilters".You will find this option on the right pane.select delete and press OK.
    6. Now select "Lowerfilters" on the right pane and select Delete.
    7. Click OK to delete.
    8. Close the Registry editor.
    9. Restart your computer and enjoy.
    ~Support
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    Re: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration.....(Code 19) error in windows 7

    If might be problem with your device software.
    Maybe you have deleted your software .
    And these y this type of problem popup.
    don't worry about it .
    When you update your window it will automatically solve.
    If it won't then you have to reinstall your window.
    I hope it will helpful for you.

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    Re: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration.....(Code 19) error in windows 7

    HELLO,,- Control Panel >> Device Manager >> CD/DVD >> double click the device >> Driver's Tab >>

    >click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive >>UNINSTALL -

    REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack.

    If even this doesn't work restore the system

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