Help! After installing Windows 8.1, my device fails with error code 19

Authored by Eliyas Yakub [MSFT] One of the common issues reported in Microsoft answer forum for devices and drivers is: after upgrading to Windows 8.1 or installing software package from a third-party Web site, some devices fail with error code 19 (shown in Device Manager). The error code description is “Windows cannot start this hardware…

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Why does my USB device work on Windows 8.0 but fail on Windows 8.1 with code 43?

Authored by Martin Borve [MSFT] Updated 1/27/2014 by Philip Ries to show how to use Message Analyzer and its latest parsers to more easily diagnose the problem. Updated 7/10/2014 by Vivek Gupta to include the Workaround information. A few USB devices when connected to a port of an Enhanced Host Controller (EHCI) might not enumerate…

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Debugging your USB Windows Store app with TraceView

Authored by Philip Ries [MSFT] Last week, at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference-2013, a new Windows Runtime API (Windows.Devices.Usb) was unveiled for Windows 8.1 Preview. Windows Store apps can now use the new API to communicate with USB devices. For more information, see this video. In this post, I’ll provide some instructions that you might…

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