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Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load

Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load: WudfRd driver failed to load is caused because of incompatible drivers which usually occurs when you upgrade to Windows 10. This is because when you update to Windows 10 you drivers are overwritten by Microsoft drivers which cause a conflict and hence the error. Sometimes this error is also caused because of Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework service is not started and is disabled. Simply starting the service and settings its startup type to Automatic seems to fix the problem.

Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Event ID: 219
Task Category: (212)
Level: Warning
User: SYSTEM
Description:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_HUAWEI&PROD_SD_STORAGE&REV_2.31#8&5853DF2&0#.

This error is usually related to USB drivers and generally, have an Event ID 219. This event happens when a plug and play device driver (For example USB drivers) on your system is failing due to a device driver or device malfunction. There are various fix related to this error which we are going to discuss today. So without wasting any time let’s see how to Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load error message with the below-listed troubleshooting steps.

Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Make sure Windows is up to date

1.Press Windows Key + I then select Update & Security.

Update & security

2.Next, click Check for updates and make sure to install any pending updates.

click check for updates under Windows Update

3.After the updates are installed reboot your PC to Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load error. 

Method 2: Start Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework Service

1.Press Windows Key + R then type services.msc and hit Enter.

services windows

2.Find Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework service then right-click on it and select Properties.

Right click on Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service and select Properties

3.Set it’s startup type to Automatic and make sure the service is running, if not then click on Start.

Set the startup type to Automatic and make sure the service is running

4.Click Apply followed by OK.

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

This should help you to Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load error but if not, then continue to the next method.

Method 3: Disabling Hard Disk Hibernation

1.Right-click on Power icon on system tray and select Power Options.

Power Options

2.Click Change plan settings next to your chosen Power plan.

USB Selective Suspend Settings

3.Now click Change advanced power settings.

Change advanced power settings

4.Expand Hard disk then expand Turn off hard disk after.

5.Now edit the setting for On battery and plugged in.

Expand Turn off hard disk after and set the value to Never

6.Type Never and hit Enter for both of the above settings.

7.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 4: Reinstall USB Controllers

1.Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.Expand USB Controllers then right-click on each of them and select Uninstall.

Expand USB Controllers then right-click on each of them and select Uninstall

3.If asks for confirmation select Yes.

If asks for confirmation select Yes

4.After all the controllers are uninstalled reboot your PC to save changes.

5.This would automatically install the drivers and would fix the issue.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load error but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

2 thoughts on “Fix Driver WUDFRd failed to load”

  1. On start-up I get the these 4 error messages in the event log (newest on top):
    – The speed of processor 7 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds since the last report.
    – The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device HID\Vid_8087&Pid_0AC2\6&1d32cfde&0&0000.
    – The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ACPI\ELAN7001\4&20be26b1&0.
    – The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ACPI\INT3400\2&daba3ff&1.
    – The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WindowsHelloFaceSoftwareDriver\0000.

    So I tried following your troubleshooter tutorial, but when I go to services, the service “Windows Driver Foundation” does not exist. What do I do?

    Also, in the power options -> Advanced Settings, I only have “Desktop Backround Settings”, “Sleep”, “Power Buttons and Lid”, “Display”, and “Battery”. No other options are available. (For example “Hard Disk”, “Wireless Adapter Settings”, “Intel(R) Graphics Settings” are missing)

    I was looking into the event look because I’m frequently getting Bluescreens related to either “Driver_Power_State_Failure” or “VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR”.

    I already updated the nvidia driver and used the Intel Driver Support to update all intel drivers. However, the Intel UHD graphics driver could not be updated because:
    “A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver & Support Assistant is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computer manufacturer driver may cause technical issues. Contact ASUS or ASUSTek for the latest driver for your computer.”
    I checked the Asus website and according to them my driver is up to date.

    I also already performed a “clean boot” which did not resolve the issue.

    Any advice?

    —System Info—
    OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); version (build): 1909 (10.0.18363)
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. UX461UN (Laptop)
    Graphics Cards: “Intel® UHD Graphics 620” and “NVIDIA GeForce MX150”

  2. Dear Adityafarrad, I am writing to you because even I followed all the instructions for fixing the WUDFRd Driver it is still not working on my laptop. If I review the Device Manager, it still shows an error message at the MTP controller for portable devices, saying it is incomplete or damaged (codex 19). Similarly, for the ADB Interphase, it says there is no controller installed, nor compatible controllers either. If I try to update both of them, it says they are not available online or on the laptop. I have been trying the whole day, and it has been like that so long. The problem is I cannot download pictures from my mobile because the laptop does not detect the device.

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