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Windows 7: Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. USB

05 Jan 2018   #1
Force Majeure

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. USB

Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)

I have the same Win 7 (x64) installed on two disks, the second one is a clone of the first one, older and newer.

If I start this machine (Chipset P35/P31/G33) with the other one, USB works, but I can't get it to update these devices to 2011 or 2013 drv from intel. I'm stuck with no USB/USB2, as you can see. I've tried to uninstall them all, driver one-by-one. Could I manually add the files, perhaps? Any ideas? Can I uninstall all drivers for windows and just restart, somehow?


I might also add that I plugged in two different USB cards on PCI, a NEC and a VIA, they didn't work any different, they both got the same yellow /!\ when plugged in. Maybe something about another driver to the USB host I should be looking at?






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05 Jan 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If you're at the very end of your rope with this USB problem, purchase a USB3 controller card and install it in the computer.

You may find that one day your onboard USB ports start working for no apparent reason. In the meantime, this card will get USB going again for you.
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05 Jan 2018   #3
Force Majeure

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could be, the thing is that other Win 7 installations, a ghost clone of this, works fine with USB/USB2. So I want to complete this one.


This is the other disc:
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06 Jan 2018   #4
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

  • Uninstall the driver, and then click Scan for hardware changes to reinstall or upgrade the driver.
  • If you have a 64-bit Windows version, ensure that your device driver is properly digitally signed for a 64-bit operating system. If in doubt, contact your device manufacturer.
Removing the UpperFilters and LowerFilters registry values from the Windows Registry is a likely solution to a number of Device Manager error codes.

How to Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry Values


Install latest version of chipset driver.
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06 Jan 2018   #5
Force Majeure

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Evet! Hazir mizin?! Thank you!


I'm a flippin geneus...

I had looked into that UpperFilter before, but it was for CD/DVD, so now I looked at it in the Universal Serial Bus controllers keys. I just didn't connect the DOTs, just yet.


Da FiX: Regedit, find...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Class\{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000

Delete UpperFilter entry in both those, un-install all the USB and USB2 Drivers and devices in Device manager and... Voíla!

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06 Jan 2018   #6
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Birşey değil! :) You are welcome!
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