Hardware Drivers :: Windows 8.1 Upgrade - Devices No Longer Listed
Oct 20, 2013
After upgrading to 8.1 all of my previously listed devices are no longer listed under devices... in fact there are no devices listed. I can also not add a device. If I look in device manager they are listed there and if I go to print the printer shows up and I can print. The screenshot below shows what I see when I open "Devices and Printers" in control panel. The biggest issue is not being able to add devices like Bluetooth speaker.
I recently switched my pc from 2 AMD cards to 2 Nvidia cards, when i was preparing to install the 2 cards, i shut down my computer, during the shutdown it asked me to update and shutdown win 8 which i did. ever since i did that my audio devices are not detecting.. nothing i do is working.
When i use my plug and play speakers, they are not recognized... let me rephrase.. in the playback devices menu they show up as "Speakers" as they always have, then quickly disappear, then show up again, then disappear again, then back and forth over and over and over again..... i tried uninstalling my audio drivers and reinstalling. this did not work. i can get sound with the speakers, by just pluggin them into my TV, but i cant control the audio or the 5.1 surround from the tv, it just shows them as stereo...
Asus Sabretooh 990 fx R2 AMD 4.3 vishera FX 8 core GTX 780Ti (primary) GTX 480 Superclocked (dedicated physx) 850 modular psu 16GB GDDR3 g.skill
i never had this problem until A) new cards, and B) installed the win 8 update... But i rolled my computer back to a date before that update, and then turned updates off in case that was it..
i've also tried installing drivers directly from realtek, directly from my motherboard website. i've uninstalled and reinstalled, and stopped windows from auto installing during my realtek installs on the drivers...
just cant figure out why it flickers like that, the speakers work fine in other devices (e.g the tv).
Here is a screenshot of when i try to download drivers, i get an error 0xE0000247....
Why is one of my four internal hard drives listed as a Portable Device in Device Manager?
Removing it from Portable Devices does not remove it from Disk Drives and then it all looks normal and functions normal, until I scan devices or Windows reboots.
It also functions normal when it is listed in both spots, Disk Drives and Portable Devices, just annoys the hell out of me me that one drive is listed under Portable Devices, I want it gone from there.
Since I have upgraded to 8.1 my remote control no longer works it is detected in device manager and driver is installed but when I click skip,play, stop etc nothing happens. I use it mainly for my music.
Is there a way to get it working again. I use the default music app to play music which I preferred the old version to be honest.
I'm running windows 8.1 on Toshiba Qosmio X875 Q7190. My computer kept crashing after trying to install Sabrent display adapter. I booted into recovery and did a system restore. Everything works fine now except the sound. I have visited Toshiba's website and downloaded the most recent Realtek drivers. When I install I get the error "HD Audio Driver Failure error code: 0xC0000374". If I go to device manager it shows realtek but with an error next to it. If I look under playback devices nothing is listed. I have deleted the drivers and tried letting the computer install them automatically but that doesn't work either. Two solutions I have seen were to disable and delete Microsoft UAA HD bus driver, but that is nowhere to be found on my machine and the other solution was to enable on board audio in Bios, but that optioin doesn't appear in UEFI.
After my first system restore I no longer have any additional restore points, so another restore is not an option.
Originally came with windows vista 32-bit, so recently I upgraded to windows 8.1 32 bit after about a month the track pad and keyboard BOTH came un-responsive, and in the device manager, it's coming up with a "COPROCESSOR" error.
I have a sony vaio laptop which came with a pre-installed windows 8 OS. I recently upgraded it to windows 8.1. After the upgrade, I have observed that many softwares that are actually installed on the system are not listed in the apps list, such as Microsoft office, autocad, freemake, etc. It becomes really inconvenient to open any new file of these software.
My friend happened to look in Devices and Printers, and in the Multimedia Devices section he had about 10 devices showing up that he never heard of. Six of them were computers with names that he had never heard of, the others were devices that we could not tell what they were.
I expect that these entries mean that at some time they were on the same network that he was on. Would that be correct?
If so, then it is a matter for concern because he never goes on public networks. He only goes on his network at home, and a network in a small office that he rents and shares with one other person. They have their own router with security set up on it, and that router is connected to an Ethernet jack that most likely goes to a switch on a network that also provides internet service to some other offices in the same building.
This computer is only about 2 months old, so these entries can't be too old.
When I looked at his computer, he was on his home network and all those other devices showed as Offline. I right clicked on them all and removed them. Would it be a good guess that perhaps the security of the network at his office was compromised, and those devices were connected to that network at some point?
I told him to monitor and see when they reappear, but he won't be back in that office for 2 weeks.
My problem is ever since I installed windows 8.1 upgrade my desktop short cuts no longer work. Not even the ones under the new start button. I have to manually go into the programs folder, find the program I want to use and launch it from there. Every time I attempt to launch it through the start button or the desk top my win zip program pops up like it wants to unzip it. It never did this until I I upgraded to 8.1 I wished now I would of made a restore point before upgrading so I could get rid of this god awful 8.1. It has my PC totally messed up in trying to launch programs now.
Also, I suspect the new skydrive has something to do with it since the skydrive folder opens after the win zip program pop's up. I never used skydrive before and to be honest I really don't like it nor do I want it. I feel like it got shoved onto me.
The images shows what happens when I try to access something from the new start button, but I get the same problem if I have a desk top short cut. Surprizingly the control pannel and windows defender still works on the desk top, it's the only thing that does.
I bought a Win 8 Pro 64 bit upgrade dvd in order to upgrade from Win 7-64bit. After completion I downloaded win 8.1 pro upgrade from the store. At the end of the installation it says "getting devices ready". It starts the process showing the rate and it gets stuck at 6%. Turned off the laptop (by disconnecting power and battery) and got the following message:
".......... Could not complete the update to Win 8.1 ......... error 0x1900101-0x30018 "
I tried to install this upgrade a third time to no avail. I checked that I got all the win 8 updates. I did a system restore. I updated the nvidia driver. I checked the requirements, including CMPXCHGb support in my 64bit version, by using Coreinfo.exe.
I have recently built a new computer and installed Windows 8. All was running fine (including USB devices such as iPhone, flash drive etc), however since upgrading to Windows 8.1, none of my USB devices are showing up at all. Oddly, the mouse and keyboard still work.
When I go into the BIOS, all my devices (iPhone, Flash drive, keyboard and mouse etc) all show up in there, so I'm guessing it's a driver/Windows 8.1 issue that I'm missing?
I have been to the ASUS website and downloaded all the drivers I can find, but still no luck.
My motherboard is an "Asus Z97 Pro". I have tried contacting Asus support, but they are completely useless!
I have run into a problem with my Windows 8 computer once in a while, it's that my PC doesn't recognize USB ported devices as supposed to, but it does recognize things such as a wireless mouse and keyboard. Now, my question is, can I buy a wired Xbox 360 controller and connect it to my computer, and trust it to download the drivers correctly, and work like it's supposed to? I have got a new game, and really want the controller to work for it.
I have been several problems for a while since I installed Windows 8.
Firstly my screen and WiFi randomly stop working (at different times).
The screen goes blank (black) and it won't do anything (even caps lock) so I think it's completely frozen. Usually I hard reset, but today I got distracted and it eventually came back. No event logs or anything.
With the wifi, it says it can't detect any networks (red cross icon) and again the only fix is a hard reset, reinstalling drivers doesn't work.
Finally, recently my fingerprint scanner wouldn't let me log in. It says in biometric devices that it's unavailable, but none of the explanations applicable. I tried deleting my metrics and reinstalling but nothing...
I have an HP pavilion tx2 1250ea but I had to replace the motherboard and it's a 1050 or something, but obviously it's compatible.
After I upgraded my windows 7 to windows 8 pro I had this problem . There are four devices that have a yellow exclamation mark showing in the Device manager.
They are WAN Miniport (IKEv2 / L2TP/PPTP/SSTP)
All of them show this error: This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)
I don not know what these devices do or how to fix it .. I have also problem in Merto apps they cannot connect to the internet even though I can browse and download .. I do not know if those WAN Miniport devices cause this problem.
I just recently bought a new HTPC server and installed Windows 8.1 on it. Everything seems to work great except my USB mouse and keyboard. The range of these wireless devices dropped to just about one meter. They work further away if I lift them high in the air but from waist level they only work from very close ranges. Before they used to work perfectly from distances up to 5 meters.
What's odd is that the USB recievers are in the exact same spots as they were in my old computer. I have an extender cable and a hub so there are no obstacles between the recievers and the devices. I'm not sure whether this is because of Windows 8 or because of the new hardware. My previous computer was a laptop running Win7 but the new one is a desktop. The devices seemed to work bad even in BIOS so I suspect it's the hardware.
I have installed latest drivers, replaced batteries and tried different positions for the recievers but nothing seems to fix this issue. I have not added any new wireless devices in the household.
My usb ports do not recognize some devices. Sometimes when I plug one device another one is unplugged., some times a specific usb port works, sometimes it doesn't. eg: when i unplug the mouse nw and plug it again it will stop working. if i plug another device eon a different usb port the mouse is disconnected. I went to control panel devices Manger and uninstalled every usb port and enable it again with no results.
I have a TSST 208DN DVD drive installed in a Win 8 Pro Toshiba C855 machine. I am no longer able to use the drive.
The problem began with my always having to reinstall the drivers upon reboot. I found a solution, or so I thought, that advised me to delete my upper and lower filters entries in the registry. I only had an LowerFilters entry for AnyDVD. I deleted it and can no longer use the drive.
Dev Mgr shows drive with yellow excl. triangle (see image #1 below) and this msg under the general tab of properties - Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19) (see image #2 below). I have drivers from MS and Toshiba installed (see image #3 below)
I have already uninstalled and reinstalled and rebooted many, many times. These are my current registry entries:
I have uninstalled and reinstalled AnyDVD. I have put back in the LowerFilters key and deleted it and rebooted many, many times. The registry entries look like those on my other laptop with the exception of lowerfilters set to AnyDVD and upperfilters set to the manufacturer's driver (GEARaspiWDM) and that machine works just fine - for about 10 minutes and then overheats and shuts down - it's a Dell - but that's another story.
I have recently purchased a new HP Officejet Pro 8620 and am currently having problems actually using it.
I have already installed the full-feature driver from the HP website but the printer does not appear in devices and printers. However my printer does appear in print dialog and the device manager. I have tried adding the printer through devices and printers but it has no effect.
When I try to print anything through print dialog or any application for that matter no print job is sent. Basically I can't print anything from my computer now.
I have already re-installed the driver multiple times only to come up with similar results. This is for my main computer which is a HP Envy dv7. Also I have connected to the printer via the wireless router option.
However for my second computer which is a Dell XPS 12 everything worked fine right from the start which also connected to the printer wirelessly.
I have a weird issue in which after a boot of the machine it will take some time for USB devices to become initialized, yes... this includes my USB keyboard and mouse. So essentially even though the system may be up and running at the user logon screen, I have to wait five seconds until I can type my password in on my USB connected keyboard.
I am having problems with USB 3 devices disconnecting and reconnecting all the time when they are plugged into the Esata ports on the back of the motherboard in my sig. The USB 3 devices work ok in the normal USB 2 and 3 ports on the motherboard but I am not sure why they are not working in the Esata ports? I'm running Windows 8.1 with all the latest drivers and I am also running the BIOS f7e provided by Gigabyte to see if this would resolve the issue but it's not worked. If I connect USB 2 devices to the Esata ports they work ok, but could they possibly be faulty as they are not working correctly with USB3 devices?
I'm having an issue where if my USB devices are plugged in when i start my computer they are fine. but if i try to plug in a thumbdrive after it's already been turned on it won't recognize it. nothing.
Just Ran the SFC /scannow and i don't know what to make of it. it is attach The Attached file has the SFC details. not sure what to make of it.
Running Windows 8.1 x64 Gygabyte: z68a-d3h-b3 (will attach more if needed.)
New printers do not display in Windows 8.1 Devices and Printers (no icon):
New Dell, clean install:
- Reinstalled Dell Factory Image - Updated to Windows 8.1 - Installed Office 2013 - Added BUILT-IN Windows Driver for LaserJet 5P/5MP - Added Epson driver for Windows 8 64 bit from Epson website Neither printer shows in Devices and Printers.
Rebooted. Stopped and started print spooler. Checked registry and all printers, including the new ones, appear to be listed in all the correct registry areas.
Open Notepad, select Print, both printers are listed.
Both printers print. When in Notepad, select Print, I can right click on the printer, select properties, and control the printer, print test pages, change drivers and preferences, etc.
The ONLY PROBLEM is the printers do not show in Devices and Printers, so I cannot control them from there.
I have a Dell Inspiron 660 PC w/windows 8.1 no matter what I plug into the usb port I cannot find it on my computer. I hear the connect/disconnect sound, but can't find anything on the computer as to where it is at or how to open it. The device is a storage device with photos. It also does the same thing with my phone. I hear it, but nothing opens or comes up anywhere.
When USB is inserted, I no longer get the standard menu that asks what you want to do, open or play or...
I did get it the 1st time I inserted a usb in one of the drives, but I must've clicked on something and now I no longer get the menu!! I have win 8 installed in hp g6... I've tried different usbs and different usb slots same thing.
I have to work across three PCs, for which I use a KVM switch. But while I'm on PC 2 or 3 I like to make notes on PC 1, so I use a Bluetooth keyboard and a second monitor which is always on PC1. This has been working fine for weeks.
PC1 is Windows 8.1. Every few days I've had to reconnect the keyboard by going to Bluetooth, detecting it and pairing it again. Windows gave me a code to type into the keyboard and I was away, no problem.
Since Wednesday (23rd) I've been unable to do this. The PC detects the keyboard after a longer search than before. It pairs with the keyboard and says it's connected but the keyboard doesn't work. When I return to the Bluetooth screen, it's gone from the list of devices. I've replaced the keyboard batteries and tested it with my iPad, where it works perfectly well. So my sequence is:
type Bluetooth at Windows home pagesearch for devicesthe keyboard is foundclick Pairwait ...'Enter the passcode for your keyboard; you might need to enter the same passcode into the keyboard'ClickTtry entering a passcode on itcode comes upput it in. 'connecting' then 'Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard connected'; graphic shows still searching for devicesafter close Bluetooth Devices window, keyboard doesn't workReturn to Bluetooth screswitch keyboard off and on, it disappears from devices list
When I go toControl Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printersit can take 5 minutes or more to populate the window. A green bar slowly progressing along the top.
Sometimes (not always) when I click on the Network icon it shows an empty window, taking five or more minutes, also with a green bar slowly progressing along the top. EDIT: After I submitted this post I saw that the network window had finally populated. Still, it was incredibly slow and happened after the window showed a message saying "This folder is empty."
If I go to This PC that comes up almost instantly, including the mapped network drives.
I have an iomega portable usb drive. I can plug into any of my windows 7 machines and access the files and store data on it. when I put into my win 8 machine it shows in devices and printers and in my computer shows as removable disk but you cannot open it up.
I have went into device manager and tried to update the usb driver installed but no use at all.
really strange that it shows in devices and printers but I cannot get the files.
the thing is I need to install and transfer some backups onto my win 8 machine so I need it to work desperately.