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Windows 7: Drivers are corrupted or missing (Code 39)

26 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100
Drivers are corrupted or missing (Code 39)

All my USB drives are gone. I get the message, "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)". One of the solutions I saw was to remove any UpperFilter and LowerFilter keys in two registry values. I did that, disabled and enabled the drives but still no go. I also ran Microsoft Fixit but it was useless.

I tried a Windows repair install but it did fix it either.

Next step is re-install Win 7 I guess right? Or would it be something that even a re-install won't fix?

Any other suggestions?

I'm current with all updates and am on a 64bit Home Premium.

Thanks much.

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27 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Are your USB controllers enabled and properly configured in the BIOS?
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27 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Build 7100

Yes, USB controllers are enabled in the BIOS. Not sure about configuration as I don't see where to make any changes.

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14 Jul 2012   #4

windows seven home premium 64 bit

I'm having the same issue, only its ALL my drivers. Sound, network, usb, the works.
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