FIX: UMDF HID Minidriver Device Error Code 43

If you are a Lenovo user then you might see a code 43 error for your UMDF HID minidriver device. This error can be seen in the Windows Device Manager with a yellow warning sign on UMDF HID minidriver device. The Lenovo Energy Management uses User Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) minidriver Device to control the power management schemes.

The code 43 error basically presents itself when the driver/software is either corrupted, missing or outdated. The devices that require the User Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) can also produce this error when they can’t start the service. Basically its Windows way of saying that it cannot communicate with this service/hardware. If you right click on the UMDF HID minidriver Device and select Properties, you will be able to see the message “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)”

The issue can be resolved by uninstalling the driver completely and letting Windows reinstall it or manually downloading and installing the driver.

Method 1: Uninstall and Reboot

  1. Hold Windows Key and press R
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter
  3. Locate the Lenovo VHID Device and double click it.
  4. Right click UMDF HID minidriver Device and click uninstall (there should be a yellow warning sign on it)
  5. Wait for it to uninstall. Press ok if it asks for permission or confirmation
  6. Restart your computer

Wait 10 minutes once the computer is restarted. Now repeat the steps from 1-3 and check if the warning sign and Code 43 error is still there.

Method 2: Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver

  1. Go here if you have Windows 8 or go here if you are on Windows 10
  2. Scroll down and select your Windows version and release from the drop down menus. If you don’t know what version and edition of Windows you are using then follow these steps
  3. Hold Windows Key and press R
  4. Type winver and press Enter
  5. The second line is the Windows version and the fourth line gives information about your Windows Edition
  6. Click Download
  7. Right click the downloaded file when it finishes and select Run as administrator
  8. Wait for it to run. Once it is finished, restart your computer

Now check if the Code 43 error is still in the device manager.


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