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Windows Driver Foundation Not Working


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#1 Itachiitachi

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:40 PM

In my device manager windows driver foundation show up with an explantion point next to it. when I go to properties it says it is stopped and when I try to start it I get
"The system encountered the following erroe while attempting to start the service
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
I think some of the files are courupted but I have no idea. I looked but I can't find anyway to reinstall it or download it. Is there a way to get it to reinstall, replace the missing files or otherwise fix it?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

Might help: http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget....1281623,00.html Figure B, last 2 items give some info.

More info: http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:D_6CiT...;cd=5&gl=us

I guess that I have to ask...just what did you do when you tried to start it?

And...is this XP or Vista?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:04 PM

This is xp pro version 2002 on service pack 3. I was having usb trouble and to fix that I was told to make sure that windows driver foundation was running. I went to device manager found it went to its properties saw that it was stopped tried to start it and got that error. I don't think WFD(windows driver foundation) uses drivers (as there is no option to uninstall/update drivers)
I tried the steps in http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget....1281623,00.html but it all looked good( but I don't know what I am looking for). But when I did NET START WudfRd I the same error as when I try to start WFD it is "error 123 filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:11 PM

Are you developing drivers using this system?

Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) is a set of Microsoft tools that aid in the creation of device drivers for Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows


There's no such thing in the device manager for my XP SP3 VM. I'd suggest uninstalling it and then rebooting to see if Windows will fix it on it's own. If not, then you'd have to reinstall it (I'd suggest removing it first).
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:05 PM

In order to see it you must show hidden devices and add some other variable(I don't remember what it is I'm trying to follow a guide to get my usb connection working properly). I believe WDF deals with the use of the usb. I get the same error when I try to use my usb as when I try to start WDF. I'm not sure If I will be able to reinstall it if I uninstall it. I don't have any install files for it nor have I been able to find any.




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