Plug and Play Manager stops working when you wake a computer from sleep in Windows

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You restart a Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012-based computer.

  • You put the computer into Sleep mode.

  • You wake the computer.

In this scenario, Plug and Play Manager may stop working. Additionally, if you plug in a USB device or a Secure Digital (SD) card, the USB device or SD card is not listed in the device manager nor in the "Devices with Removable Storage" section of My Computer.

Cause

This issue occurs because Portcls.sys incorrectly handles the error from audio drivers.

Resolution

Update information

To resolve these issues, install update rollup 2889784. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2889784 Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: November 2013

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 SP1

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012

Registry informationTo apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirementYou may be prompted to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 file information

Important Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 hotfixes are included in the same packages.

Notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.2.920 0.16 xxx

    Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.20 xxx

    Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

For Windows RT

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Drmk.sys

6.2.9200.16720

90,112

21-Sep-2013

02:37

Not applicable

Drmkaud.sys

6.2.9200.16433

5,632

11-Oct-2012

04:30

Not applicable

Portcls.sys

6.2.9200.16723

194,560

24-Sep-2013

22:17

Not applicable

Sysfxui.dll

6.2.9200.16433

340,992

11-Oct-2012

04:50

Not applicable

Wmalfxgfxdsp.dll

6.2.9200.16433

1,144,968

11-Oct-2012

05:10

Not applicable

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Drmk.sys

6.2.9200.16433

83,456

11-Oct-2012

04:39

x86

Drmkaud.sys

6.2.9200.16433

5,120

11-Oct-2012

04:40

x86

Portcls.sys

6.2.9200.16723

219,136

24-Sep-2013

22:19

x86

Sysfxui.dll

6.2.9200.16433

336,896

11-Oct-2012

05:07

x86

Wmalfxgfxdsp.dll

6.2.9200.16433

1,262,744

11-Oct-2012

05:18

x86

Drmk.sys

6.2.9200.20534

83,456

11-Oct-2012

04:44

x86

Drmkaud.sys

6.2.9200.20534

5,120

11-Oct-2012

04:44

x86

Portcls.sys

6.2.9200.20833

218,112

24-Sep-2013

22:19

x86

Sysfxui.dll

6.2.9200.20534

336,896

11-Oct-2012

05:12

x86

Wmalfxgfxdsp.dll

6.2.9200.20534

1,262,744

11-Oct-2012

05:43

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Drmk.sys

6.2.9200.16433

111,616

11-Oct-2012

05:18

x64

Drmkaud.sys

6.2.9200.16433

5,632

11-Oct-2012

05:19

x64

Portcls.sys

6.2.9200.16723

288,768

24-Sep-2013

22:18

x64

Sysfxui.dll

6.2.9200.16433

370,176

11-Oct-2012

05:45

x64

Wmalfxgfxdsp.dll

6.2.9200.16433

1,636,672

11-Oct-2012

07:02

x64

Drmk.sys

6.2.9200.20534

111,616

11-Oct-2012

05:17

x64

Drmkaud.sys

6.2.9200.20534

5,632

11-Oct-2012

05:17

x64

Portcls.sys

6.2.9200.20833

285,696

24-Sep-2013

22:18

x64

Sysfxui.dll

6.2.9200.20534

370,176

11-Oct-2012

05:44

x64

Wmalfxgfxdsp.dll

6.2.9200.20534

1,636,672

11-Oct-2012

07:11

x64

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information

Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

Notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.18xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.760
    1.22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Drmk.sys

6.1.7601.18270

81,408

25-Sep-2013

01:48

x86

Portcls.sys

6.1.7601.18270

177,152

25-Sep-2013

01:15

x86

Drmk.sys

6.1.7601.22465

81,408

25-Sep-2013

01:52

x86

Portcls.sys

6.1.7601.22465

177,152

25-Sep-2013

01:19

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Drmk.sys

6.1.7601.18270

116,736

25-Sep-2013

02:11

x64

Portcls.sys

6.1.7601.18270

230,400

25-Sep-2013

01:32

x64

Drmk.sys

6.1.7601.22465

116,736

25-Sep-2013

02:15

x64

Portcls.sys

6.1.7601.22465

230,400

25-Sep-2013

01:36

x64

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Portcls.sys

6.1.7601.18270

605,696

25-Sep-2013

01:00

IA-64

Portcls.sys

6.1.7601.22465

605,696

25-Sep-2013

01:02

IA-64


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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