Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device
“ Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device ”
- Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device. The data is invalid”
- Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. Disk Device. Parameter is incorrect.
- Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. Disk Device. Access is denied.”Scenario:
This problem may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
* A file system filter driver from a third-party is interfering with other filter drivers on the computer.
* Driver software path is not specified.
* Corrupted registry permissions.
- The data is invalid”
- UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices: error
- The USB device is listed under the Other devices category as an unknown device.
- An exclamation mark (!) appears next to the USB device name.
Note: make sure that the user account does have administrator permission. If not create administrator user account and follow below steps.
- Run regedit from the Start menu. Be sure to export a backup copy of the registry before proceeding.
- Navigate toComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetENUMUSB using the tree to expand folders.
- Right Click the USB folder and select Permissions…
- In the dialog box, verify Everyone is a listed group and that Read is checked.
- Click the Advanced tab and make sure Include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent is selected as shown.
- Navigate to the Owner tab and make sure Replace owner on subcontainers and objects is selected as shown.
- Select Apply to apply these changes. A warning message may appear at this point. Select OKto continue.
- Select Apply in the Permissions for USB dialog box if necessary, then select OK to exit.
- Retry the installation.
Step 2: Delete the LowerFilter from below registry path.
- Remove the USB device from the computer.
- 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 for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
- In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
- In the details pane, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.
- Click Yes when you are prompted.
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Restart the computer.
- Determine whether any unknown device entry is listed in Device Manager. If an unknown device entry is listed, delete the unknown device entry. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Start Search box, and then click devmgmt in the Programs list.
- Expand Other devices. Then, delete the unknown device entries.
- Determine whether any USB device entry is installed incorrectly. If any USB device entry is installed incorrectly, delete the USB device entry.
- Connect the USB device to the computer.
- Click Start, type add hardware in the Start Search box, and then click Add Hardware in the Programs list.
- Click Next. Then, follow the instructions in the Add Hardware wizard to configure the USB device.
Important If the USB device driver is deleted or is disabled, and if the LowerFilters registry entry is not deleted, you may receive a Stop error message that resembles the following message when you restart the computer:
Step 3: Enable Device Install registry from reedit.
- Check whether HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesDeviceInstallParametersDeviceInstallDisabled registry is set. If it’s set to 1, delete the Registry key.
- Open an elevated command prompt, run the following command and then quickly try to install the driver from the device manager. You have to do it quickly to make sure the service doesn’t idle stop on its own.
net start DeviceInstall
- Go to services by typing services.msc in the run command. Set System Events Broker services to Auto instead of manual.
Restore Default Start-up Type for System Events Broker, by downloading and merging RestoreSystemEventsBrokerWindows8.bat from below link.
- Restart the computer and try installing the driver from device manager.
Step 4: Locate and install the driver software from the c:windowswinsxs folder.
- Go into Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager.
- Device Manager will display the non-working device
- Right click on that device
- Choose Update Driver Software
- Choose Browse my computer from driver software
- Enter “c:windowswinsxs” in the edit field named “search for driver software in this location”.
- Please verify that this directory exists on your computer. If your windows directory is named or located somewhere else, replace c:windows by whatever you have.
- Driver Update will search c:windowswinsxs for the drivers there, this will take a while.
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