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How to Confront Device Manager Error Codes

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Have you ever experienced buying a new hardware device for your computer? If yes, you must have carried through a series of evaluative processes to find the right one for you. And when bought, how would you react if your computer is not willing to embrace it. You may have bumped into several Device Manager Error Codes after connecting a new hardware to your computer. These errors do not let your computer to discover and show the newly connected device. The common errors under this context are stated below.

How to Confront Device Manager Error Codes

Error Code 19     Error Code 31     Error Code 32     Error Code 37     Error Code 39     Error Code 41

People encountering these code errors usually keep staring their Computer window or Taskbar for a popup stating “Found new hardware.” This is the fault neither of your computer nor your hardware, but in actual, this mischief results due to some naughty registry values in your Windows Registry database.

Windows Registry is a gatekeeper component of the Windows that allows or denies an application to come forth on the interface, based on the information it has in the shape of registry values. It is quite possible that the values providing information to Windows Registry database are self-corrupted and mistaken. In such a case, you need to rectify the decision of Windows Registry and penalize these values by deleting them. They concerned values implicated to the above-mentioned error codes are usually named as UpperFilters and LowerFilters.

Note: Before your Proceed further, you are strongly recommended to create backup of your Registry using Registry Recycler. In case, you delete an entry mistakenly, you will have the option to restore it using registry software.

To get rid of the bad behaving values, you need to obliterate them by following the instructions outlined below.

  • Press Windows key on your keyboard, to view Start menu
  • Type ‘regedit’ in the Search box and hit Enter, to open the Registry Editor
  • Navigate and select the Class key in the left hand pane, following the path:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

Followed by the above steps, you will find a list of 32-digit sub keys called GUID. Each GUID corresponds to a specific item of your Device Manager. Before proceeding further, identify the correct GUID for your concerned hardware. At the end of this article, you can find out some GUID definitions in terms of your Hardware.

  • Click to select your relevant GUID sub key.
  • Locate the values naming UpperFilters and LowerFilters, in the right pane
  • Right click the keys, and press Delete to remove them
  • Close Registry Editor
  • Restart your Computer

It is to notify that making changes to a registry is a cautious issue. A single mistake can immediately and irreversibly cause misconfigurations to your Windows and corrupt it. You must have a significant level of expertise to operate through Windows Registry. It is also advised to concluded your processes of modifying registry by a cleaning course to make sure that no redundant data is left behind. Though, Windows does not comprehend any built-in utility to perform this check, however, you can consult third party applications to execute this for you.

Following are some definitions of 32-digit sub keys elucidating their concerned hardware

  • Adapter: {4d36e964-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  • APM Support: {d45b1c18-c8fa-11d1-9f77-0000f805f530}
  • Computer: {4d36e966-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  • Decoders: {6bdd1fc2-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
  • G P S: {6bdd1fc3-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
  • 1394Debug: {66f250d6-7801-4a64-b139-eea80a450b24}
  • Enum1394: {c459df55-db08-11d1-b009-00a0c9081ff6}
  • No Driver: {4d36e976-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  • Legacy Driver: {8ecc055d-047f-11d1-a537-0000f8753ed1}
  • Other Devices: {4d36e97e-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  • Printer Upgrade: {4d36e97a-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  • Sound: {4d36e97c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  • Volume Snapshot: {533c5b84-ec70-11d2-9505-00c04F79deaf}
  • USB Bus Devices: {36fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000}

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