Event ID 219 is logged after you install Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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After you do a clean installation of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2, the following warning Event ID is logged in the System log:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date: Date and Time
Event ID: 219
Task Category: (212)
Level: Warning
Computer: Computer Name
Description: The driver \Driver\tunnel failed to load for the device ROOT\*ISATAP\0000.


This event is logged because of the timing of components that are being loaded during the installation.


It is safe to ignore the message, and no action needs to be taken.


Article ID: 974720 - Last Review: December 25, 2009 - Revision: 3.0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Enterprise N
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Premium N
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Professional N
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Starter N
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Ultimate N
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