WUDFRd driver failed to load error occurs usually after updating the Windows 10. Well, in this article, we will tell How to Fix WUDFRd failed to Load error (Error 219) in Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. Drivers are small Software Programs mainly responsible for the interface between hardware and software. Updating Windows 10 also includes packages of driver updates, Due to this auto-updating of drivers, incompatibilities and desynchronization issues because of overwriting conflicts arises which results in the generation of this frequent error message. (There are also other reasons pertaining to this issue which will be discussed further in this post.)
Consequently, Event Viewer includes this event ID 219 log: “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#.”
- 1 What is WUDFRd Driver and reasons of this issue?
- 2 5 Ways to Fix WUDFRd Failed to Load error in Windows 10
- 3 Last Words
What is WUDFRd Driver and reasons of this issue?
WUDFRd driver is a SYS file or a driver file provided by Microsoft Windows OS. The source of error starts with this file going corrupt due to these following reasons:
- Windows Update
- Driver overwrite conflicts
- Dump files issue
- USB drivers or hardware failure
- Power Supply issues
- Windows Driver Foundation Server settings
- WUDFRd missing
These errors mostly appear during System Startup or Shutdown or while using a Specific type of function of a Program. These errors may occur in any form like in form of BSOD, Stop Error, Frequent error message, etc.
5 Ways to Fix WUDFRd Failed to Load error in Windows 10
Here are the best 5 ways to fix this Error 219 issue manually. Try each one of them and one of them will surely be able to eradicate the above error.
Check for Windows Updates to Fix Error 219
First and foremost, Check for the Windows Updates and if available install them immediately. Updating the Windows ensures that the drivers will be updated along with that too. So, updating the drivers might fix this issue as the corrupt or problematic ones will be replaced with the clean one.
Also Read: Windows Update Stuck Problem
In order to check for Windows Updates and manually download and install them follow these simples steps:
- Press the Windows Key.
- Type in “Windows Updates”.
- From the list select option “Check for updates”.
- Install the updates if available.
- Finally, Restart the System and check for updates again.
This solution is gonna work if the problem was regarding update only and the corrupt drivers being replaced by clean ones.
Fix by Launching Windows Driver Foundation
Windows Driver Foundation is an essential service for Windows drivers, thus configuring these services might fix the issue. You can configure the Windows Driver Foundation services as follows :
- Press Windows + R to launch RUN. In the Text Field, type in “services.msc” and hit Enter.
- Locate Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework service and right-click on it to choose Properties.
- Set Automatic from the Windows startup type drop-down menu. If that setting is currently not running tap Start.
- Press the Apply and OK button to confirm and save changes.
- Finally, Reboot your PC.
After updating this setting you won’t see any Event ID 219 WUDFRd error popping over your screen.
3. Update USB controller drivers manually
USB Drivers can be manually updated which would ensure that Windows updates aren’t overlapping the user-generated updates which would later create conflicts and such errors. These errors are most likely to cause by corrupt USB drivers and so is the way to fix them recites in their updates.
So, try updating WUDFRd driver manully.
In order to update your drivers manually, follow these simple steps:
- Hit Windows+R to launch RUN. In the text field, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to access Device Manager.
- Double-tap or press the arrow beside USB Serial Bus Controllers to lengthen the USB controllers list.
- Right-click on a USB controller and select Uninstall option. DO this for all of them in the list.
- Click OK to Confirm Uninstall Device.
- Finally, Restart your PC which will automatically install USB controller drivers and fix WUDFRd Event 219 error on BSOD.
4. Disable Hard drive Hibernation
Hard drive Hibernation refers to the temporarily hard disk power in order to save battery as a part of Power Plan of Windows. This temporarily hard disk power cut might be the reason for WUDFRd failed to load the device error 219.
Therefore, turning Hard disk hibernation off might just get you out of these frustrating Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) error messages saying WUDFRd failed to load error 219. In order to do that please follow the given procedure:
- Right-click on Battery icon on system tray (bottom right of screen) and Choose Power Options.
- Tap on Change plan settings besides your active Power plan.
- A new page will load on the bottom of which click on Additional Power settings/Advanced Power Settings.
- Expand by clicking Plus Sign. Select option to Expand options for Hard disk then lengthen Turn off hard disk after.
- Choose Never for the On battery setting.
- Click on Apply and OK buttons to save the new option.
- Finally, Restart your PC for changes to take effect.
5. Power Supply error
If WUDFRd error 219 shows up during starting and shutting down of Windows most of the time, it seems like there is a failure in the Power Supply where it won’t be able to support its Load indicating Power Supply Failure.
I would recommend you to go to a Hardware Computer engineer and get this issue fixed if it is so.
Lastly, If you are still stuck on this error after following these 5 solutions, you should try a clean installation of Windows (Remeber to take the backup of your files in C drive or System drive). This will definitely Solve your issues regarding WUDFRd Blue Screen Error. If you are finding trouble following above steps, post your problem description in the Comments Section. We have always got your back.