Infrared not recognized

Upgraded to Windows 10 ver 1903 and the infrared device is not working. Got this:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

 

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Last updated November 10, 2019 Views 2,819 Applies to:
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Dalvic do you still have the problem?

Try to remove and re-add the Infrared.  It is probably more reliable to use the PowerShell Commands (If you are not comfortable you can try the interface which may not work.

Power Shell to Add / remove IrDA infrared components

Run PowerShell as administrator
Query state of the IrDA components:
get-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"

Unistall
Remove-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"

Add

add-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"

Query state of the IrDA components:
get-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"

An example of the results (Thanks to FritzMerkel) of the scripts when fixing IrDA issue.

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"


Name         : Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0
State        : NotPresent
DisplayName  : IrDA infrared
Description  : Support for IrDA devices. Requires special IrDA hardware.
DownloadSize : 604101
InstallSize  : 1236233

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

Then the others: 

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Remove-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"


Path          :
Online        : True
RestartNeeded : False

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> add-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"
>>


Path          :
Online        : True
RestartNeeded : False

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-WindowsCapability -online -Name "Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0"


Name         : Network.Irda~~~~0.0.1.0
State        : Installed
DisplayName  : IrDA infrared
Description  : Support for IrDA devices. Requires special IrDA hardware.
DownloadSize : 604101
InstallSize  : 1236233

Alternative: on windows interface:

To remove:

Go to Settings -> Apps and Features -> Optional Features

Select IrDA Infrared and click uninstall.

To Install

Go to Settings -> Apps and Features -> Optional Features

Add a feature (top of list)
Select IrDA Infrared from the list.

It installs and should be visible in the Optional Features list.

Go back to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items and hopefully you will now see Infra Red icon and features.

If this does not work do use the PowerShell commands

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