Code 19, as indicated by the error message, “Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged (Code 19),” points to an issue where the configuration information in the Windows registry for a hardware device is either incomplete or corrupted.
Error Code 19
To resolve this issue, you can follow the recommended resolution steps provided below:
Uninstall and Reinstall the Driver:
- Access Device Manager:
- Click on the “Start” button.
- In the search bar, type “Device Manager” and select “Device Manager” from the search results.
- Locate the Device:
- In Device Manager, find the device that is displaying the Code 19 error. It will be listed under the relevant category.
- Uninstall the Driver:
- Right-click on the device in the list.
- From the context menu that appears, select “Uninstall.” This will remove the current driver.
- Scan for Hardware Changes:
- After the device driver is uninstalled, choose “Action” from the menu bar at the top of the Device Manager window.
- Select “Scan for hardware changes.” This action will initiate the process of reinstalling the driver.
Note that during the computer driver installation process, you may be prompted to provide the path to the driver. If you are asked for the driver and do not have it readily available, consider downloading the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website. Lastly this process ensures that you have the most up-to-date and compatible driver for your device. Likewise also see the Error Code 12, Error Code 3 as well as Error Code 10.
Revert to the Most Recent Successful Configuration:
- Restart in Safe Mode:
- Restart your computer and press the F8 key repeatedly before Windows starts to boot.
- Select “Safe Mode” from the Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Access the Last Known Good Configuration:
- Once in Safe Mode, you can choose to access the “Last Known Good Configuration” option, which will attempt to load a version of the Windows registry that worked correctly during the last successful startup.
- If you have created a system restore point before encountering the Code 19 error, you can attempt to restore your system to that point. This can be done through the System Restore feature in Windows.
Likewise by following these steps, you should be able to address the Code 19 error, either by uninstalling and reinstalling the driver or by reverting to a known good configuration of the Windows registry. Lastly these actions can help ensure that the configuration information for the hardware device is complete and undamaged, allowing it to function correctly. Lastly also see the Aspire M3-481 Card Reader Driver Win 8.1 as well as the Acer Aspire e15 drivers.