This article will discuss...
What the Code 19 Error Is
cannot start this hardware device because it's configuration (in the
registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Code 19 error messages are produced by the Windows
Device Manager and are often described as an inability to start the
hardware device “because its configuration information (in the
registry) is incomplete or damaged”. Hardware devices rely on
small pieces of software called drivers to provide them with the
instructions for communicating with other hardware devices and the
operating system. The operating system associates drivers with
devices by referecing the driver's entry within the Windows registry.
Should these registry values become corrupted or missing, a Code 19
error message may occur.
It's not uncommon for drivers to become faulty during
their normal use. Because drivers are in constant use from the moment
the computer is powered on, it is common for users to experience Code
19 errors that are the result of a bad driver or bad registry
Causes of Code 19 Errors
Code 19 errors can occur under a variety of
circumstances. The majority of Code 19 errors can be attributed to
problems with the driver or errors within the registry that refer to
the driver, however there are other causes of Code 19 errors that may
causes of Code 10 errors...
A driver is out-of-date.
A driver is missing.
A driver is corrupt.
A previous attempt to update the driver failed.
The device is not configured as the default device.
The device is not plugged in correctly or all the way.
The device is damaged.
No matter what the cause, ultimately, Code 19 errors
revolve around the driver and it's registry information as a single
element. If one of these two pieces of the whole malfunctions, the
other is useless. To repair a driver, it is a matter of
uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with the most current and
up-to-date version. Repairing the registry however, is no simple
matter. The Windows registry is a complex index of countless keys and
values referencing every system setting and file installation on
the computer. Troubleshooting registry errors is a hazardous task for
most users, however we have compiled a guide to manually fixing Code 19 errors for do-it-yourself'ers. Please remember that the registry is essential to the operation of Windows and
should it be altered incorrectly, the entire system may crash and
become inoperable, so take extra care if you do decide to fix the problem manually
to Easily Fix Code 19 Errors
The best method for correcting Code 19 errors is to
use an automated tool to diagnose what the problem is. It is often difficult to ascertain exactly what is causing the problem without putting in hours of research,
and as we've discussed throughout this article, it's a tossup whether your problem is related to drivers or registry problems.
SlimWare Utilities makes two separate tools to combat either problem. Your best bet is to take an educated guess on which program to use. If you believe your error is driver-related, use DriverUpdate. If you believe your error is registry-related, use SlimCleaner Plus.
To automatically detect errors
within the registry, download and install SlimCleaner Plus. SlimCleaner Plus will
identify errors within the registry that may be related to the Code 19 Error.
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To easily find updates for your drivers with a single click,
download and install DriverUpdate. DriverUpdate will automatically
find the most current and up-to-date drivers
for your hardware devices. ( click here to download DriverUpdate )