USB drivers make Windows Mixed Reality Portal and Windows crash (BSOD)

Hi all,

I just received the Acer Mixed Reality Headset and I'm not able to make it work.
I updated Windows 10 to build 1709, no other updates available.

I launched the Mixed Reality Portal, I ran the specs checker. USB had a warning signal. I followed the instructions to uninstall USB drivers from other sources than Microsoft and restarted. I now have drivers only from Microsoft (ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft) with driver version 10.0.16299.15 and Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft) with driver version 10.0.16299.15). Now all specs get a check.
When the portal asked, I plugged in the headset on a USB 3.1 and I get a blue screen after 2-3 secs, with the message "KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE". I tried on the front USB 3.0, I got the same issue.
I've tried to run verifier.exe, nothing as changed. I've restarted many times, trying multiple USB ports, even 2.0, nothing is working.

Any ideas?


  • I disabled ASmedia drivers in the BIOS, and plugged the headset on the from USB3.0 port. The good news it that the PC does not crash, but the bad news is that the Mixed Reality Portal does not recognize the headset and I receive a "Something Went Wrong" error 2181038087-4.
    In the device manager I do see Mixed Reality Device and Hololens Sensors.

  • RdashPRdashP
    edited December 2

    SAME issue with SAME natively installed WIN10pro (v10.0.16299 Build16299) USB 3.0 driver here.

    According to these instructions "Microsoft" is properly listed behind the "Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)" driver. Please refer to picture.

    I try too overcome the exclamation mark with 'USB' under the MR readiness test, but because of 'johdipo's issues with the "ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)", I don't dare to install this USB 3.1v1.10 version additionally/instead of the natively installed USB3.0v1.0 version.

    Even though my motherboard does also carry the ASMedia USB 3.1(gen2) controller beside Intel's own X299 USB 3.1 (gen1) controller chip.

    Why does WIN10 natively install a USB3.0 driver when both my USB controller-chips are USB3.1 spec?

    How to get rid of our USB compatibility issue with test and usage of HMD in MR portal?

    MR Developers, please advice!
    Thank you in advance.

    snapshot MR Portal Test results

    snapshot USB driver Device Manager

  • I have the same issue with same drivers under my WIN10 setup (WIN10pro v10.0.16299,Build16299): during the system compatibility test in the MR Portal, I get this exclamation mark (link) next to USB (non-)readiness.

    Even though I do see "microsoft" in the USB 3.0 drivername (link) WIN10 automatically installed, as instructed by the online MR support document (link).

    On my motherboard I also have the ASMedia USB 3.1(gen2) controllerchip, beside Intel's own integrated X299 chipset USB3.1(gen1) controller.

    Because of the BSOD issues 'johdipo' is facing, I don't dare to install the corresponding "ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)" driver beside/ instead of the by WIN10 already automatically installed "Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)" driver!

    Why does WIN10 automatically install an USB 3.0 driver, when both my USB controller-chips are 3.1 spec?!

    How can 'johdipo', myself and probably many others overcome the by this MR portal claimed USB incompatibility?

    MR Developers please advice a/o debug this USB compatibility issue.
    Thank you in advance.

  • RdashPRdashP
    edited December 2

    buggy site its duplicate post removed

  • RdashPRdashP
    edited December 2

    On second look in my Device Manager its USB driver list the "ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller" is also already installed but without "microsoft" at the end (link)!

    Both USB drivers are digitally signed by Microsoft as snapshots of both my driver details show. Therefore we can expect them to be compatible, also with MR-HMD headsets...

    Which of both "eXtensible Host Controller" drivers will support our MR-HMD properly then?

    Please advice.

  • Or should we manually install the "ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)" instead of the currently automatically installed ""ASMedia USB3.1 eXtensible Host Controller" for this device?

    Why isn't WIN10 automatically installing this "ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)" instead of the current incompatible(?) ASMedia driver?
    Do we have to wait until Microsoft digitally signs the "ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)" driver?

  • I am wondering the same thing. I have a similar problem but in my case windows automatically installed Etron USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller 1.0 (Microsoft) and not the one from Asmedia.

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