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  • I have Vista Ultimate 64bit installed and have a reoccuring message after startup: "Windows needs to install driver software for your DFU 0.1.0.0." How can I make this go away? I believe it resulted in a failed attempt to load an HP camera via usb cable; which I later determined was easier to remove the card and use a card reader.I believe the new hardware bar shows in the task bar before the message comes on. Any insight would be appreciated. I'm only about ten days old in Vista.

     

    Saturday, November 29, 2008 1:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    I think I finally found out what DFU means.

     

    DFU = Device Firmware Update.

     

    From the information that I found, some USB devices have an option to put the device in DFU Mode. This means that the device will check for firmware updates. Some devices appear to get 'stuck' in this mode if the DFU upgrader does not work properly.

     

    The most prevalent devices I found are:

     

    iPhone

    iPod

    Some external or internal multimedia card readers.

    Any USB device that uses the DFU Class component. This is usually implemented by the device manufacturer.

     

    iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode (Comments):
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/comments.php?enid=1034#commentsanchor


     

    Is there something I'm missing? - Meizu Me:
    http://www.meizume.com/technical/3435-there-something-im-missing.html


     

    USB-IF :: View topic - DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) Class:
    https://www.usb.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=46800&sid=78b870ee1a5b6ac37890d321de93e6a8

     

    If you can pinpoint which device is using DFU, you might be able to search for information on that particular device or contact the manufacturer to check for any known issues. You might also check the options on any devices you find to see if the DFU mode is selected and de-select that option.

     

    If anyone else reading this thread has more specific information, hopefully they will jump in here.

     

    Hope this helps.

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.


    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Sunday, November 30, 2008 6:43 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi

     

    First, open Control Panel, click the Classic View in the Tasks Pane. Double click the Device Manager. Expand everything in there and try to locate any reference to this device. If you find one, right click the device and select the Uninstall option.

     

    Next, perform a Disk Cleanup to get rid of any temporary files.

     

    To do this, go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools and select Disk Cleanup.

    Click Files from all users on this computer.

    Click Continue on the UAC prompt.

    Select the drive where Vista is installed. (Usually CSmile

    Click OK.

     

    The utility will scan the drive.

     

    When the Cleanup dialog appears, leave all of the default folders selected and click OK.

    Click Delete Files on the popup confirmation.

     

    The files will be deleted.

     

    Exit everything and reboot the computer.

     

    Let us know the results.


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, November 29, 2008 8:00 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Ronnie, I tried what you suggested twice; in each case the message came back when I restarted. Apparently there is something connected that needs a driver and it isn'y plug and play. I'll try unplugging various usb cables and see if that will eliminate the message. Any other thoughts?

     

    Sunday, November 30, 2008 11:54 AM
  • Hi

     

    I think I finally found out what DFU means.

     

    DFU = Device Firmware Update.

     

    From the information that I found, some USB devices have an option to put the device in DFU Mode. This means that the device will check for firmware updates. Some devices appear to get 'stuck' in this mode if the DFU upgrader does not work properly.

     

    The most prevalent devices I found are:

     

    iPhone

    iPod

    Some external or internal multimedia card readers.

    Any USB device that uses the DFU Class component. This is usually implemented by the device manufacturer.

     

    iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode (Comments):
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/comments.php?enid=1034#commentsanchor


     

    Is there something I'm missing? - Meizu Me:
    http://www.meizume.com/technical/3435-there-something-im-missing.html


     

    USB-IF :: View topic - DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) Class:
    https://www.usb.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=46800&sid=78b870ee1a5b6ac37890d321de93e6a8

     

    If you can pinpoint which device is using DFU, you might be able to search for information on that particular device or contact the manufacturer to check for any known issues. You might also check the options on any devices you find to see if the DFU mode is selected and de-select that option.

     

    If anyone else reading this thread has more specific information, hopefully they will jump in here.

     

    Hope this helps.

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.


    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Sunday, November 30, 2008 6:43 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi, thanks again for the info. i unplugged my Western Digital external usb hard drive and the problem went away. Of course, I now have another problem an external drive not supported by Vista 64bit. No driver available from W.D..

     

    Monday, December 1, 2008 11:55 AM