0 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2020 1:22 PM by tuaris

    hcmon: Detected unrecognized USB driver

    tuaris Novice

      Using VMWare Workstation 15.5.2 build-15785246 on Windows 7 x64 Version 6.1.7601.  My Event log is getting spammed with the message "Detected unrecognized USB driver" more than several times a second.

       

      <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="hcmon" /> 
        <EventID Qualifiers="32768">0</EventID> 
        <Level>3</Level> 
        <Task>0</Task> 
        <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> 
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-05-04T20:01:36.084590800Z" /> 
        <EventRecordID>100526595</EventRecordID> 
        <Channel>System</Channel> 
        <Computer>My-Computer</Computer> 
        <Security /> 
        </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>\Device\hcmon</Data> 
        <Data>\Driver\EtronXHCI</Data> 
        <Binary>00000000020028000000000000000080000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary> 
      </EventData>
      </Event>
      

       

      This is not only cluttering up my event log, but also unnecessarily using CPU cycles.  Reducing my systems performance (although not too noticeable), and wasting power.

      vmware-hcmon-eventlog.png

       

      Searching through the forums brings up several posts of the same kind with no solution, and no official response from VMWare.  So obviously this is a widespread fault in VMWare Workstation.

      If anything, the wasted power should be more than enough to cause concern at VMWare especially in this day where carbon footprint is major issue.