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Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

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Hi there

Remove the dvd writer get new ide or sata cables, and put it in again, but on a diffren ide port, or sata port,

if that doesnt wok get a registry scanner to repair you registry, if that doesnt work resintall windws

try tune up utilities 2010, it shold solve the problem

thanx

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My lenovo 3000c series also have this problem, code:19. please advise.... thank you


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

Probably data in the registry for the device and its driver have been damaged/corrupted

Try these options,
•Click Uninstall, and then click Scan for hardware changes to load a usable driver.
or
•Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration. This rolls back or restore to the most recent successful registry configuration.

Hope it helps.

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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)

Try these options:
•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. This rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.

Hope it helps.

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  • Open up your Device Manager where you'll see your DVD DX Hardware Device that no longer works correctly. Click it, and then click uninstall. Once uninstalled you can reboot, or click 'scan for new hardware'. Either way Windows will find your Device again and reinstall the driver and probably fix the registry entries.
  • If that does not work, reboot your computer holding down F8 and select 'Load Last Known Good Configuration' before booting into Windows again. It'll restore your settings back when it didn't detect any problems.

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I have HP Pavilion 9500,Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


Code 19 Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you can first try running a Troubleshooting Wizard. If that does not work, you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19) Recommended resolutions

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. Here are some things that you can try to resolve this problem.

Uninstall and reinstall the driver

Uninstall the driver from Device Manager and scan for new hardware to install the driver again.

You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. However, sometimes, it will open the New Hardware Wizard which may ask for the driver. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s Web site.
  1. On the device Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Uninstall. Follow the instructions.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Open Device Manager, click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes. Follow the instructions.
Revert to the most recent successful registry configuration

This content is designed for an advanced computer user.

The Last Known Good Configuration feature is a recovery option that you can use to start your computer by using the most recent settings that worked. The Last Known Good Configuration feature restores all the registry information and driver settings that were in effect the last time that the computer started successfully.

For more information about the Last Known Good Configuration feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307852 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/ ) How to start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature in Windows XP Edit the registry

This content is designed for an advanced computer user.

As a last resort, you can edit the registry directly. For more information, see the Registry Reference in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/default.mspx?mfr=true (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/default.mspx?mfr=true) The registry information applies to Windows XP

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My cd/dvd drive has stopped working it says- Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)- what can i do to fix it...


Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click System
Click Hardware
Click Device Manager
Expand the CD/DVD branch of the tree.
Right-mouse click on the CD-ROM, and choose "uninstall" or "remove".
Restart your computer, and Windows should "find new hardware", and should load the correct device-drivers for your CD-ROM.

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


Code 19 Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you can first try running a Troubleshooting Wizard. If that does not work, you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19) Recommended resolutions

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. Here are some things that you can try to resolve this problem.

Uninstall and reinstall the driver

Uninstall the driver from Device Manager and scan for new hardware to install the driver again.

You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. However, sometimes, it will open the New Hardware Wizard which may ask for the driver. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s Web site.
  1. On the device Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Uninstall. Follow the instructions.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Open Device Manager, click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes. Follow the instructions.
Revert to the most recent successful registry configuration

This content is designed for an advanced computer user.

The Last Known Good Configuration feature is a recovery option that you can use to start your computer by using the most recent settings that worked. The Last Known Good Configuration feature restores all the registry information and driver settings that were in effect the last time that the computer started successfully.

For more information about the Last Known Good Configuration feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307852 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852/ ) How to start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature in Windows XP Edit the registry

This content is designed for an advanced computer user.

As a last resort, you can edit the registry directly. For more information, see the Registry Reference in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/default.mspx?mfr=true (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/default.mspx?mfr=true) The registry information applies to Windows XP.

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Code 19 Your registry may be bad. (Code 19) To check your registry, click Check Registry. If the registry is bad, Windows will restart your system and go back to a previous registry that is good. Solution button: Check Registry This code means that the registry returned an unknown result. To resolve this issue, follow the recommended solution, which will run Scanreg.exe. If this does not resolve the issue, type "scanreg /restore" (without quotation marks) from a command prompt. Finally, remove the device from Device Manager, and then redetect it using the Add New Hardware tool in Control Panel. Hope this help's ;)

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Hi, the error code that you have is a known issue from Microsoft that needs a registry tweaks. Error code means "Your registry might be corrupted (code 19)."
You can click on this link for your reference http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461/en-us

To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, follow these steps:1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Caution There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in step 2. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
3. In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.
4. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
5. In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
6. Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

This will surely help you resolve your issue. Good Luck!!!

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