Event 151 – DeviceSetupManager Lumia driver problems

Suddenly my notebook isn’t able the see my Lumia phone anymore.

Every time I connect it, a driver error occurs and it generates the event 151.

The phone was seen as a USB device, but it wasn’t recognized as a working Lumia phone.
The effects of this problem were that I wasn’t able to access the phone data storage (internal and MicroSD).

After some investigations, I found the solution here:

  • connect the phone,
  • open your Device Manager (ie right click ‘This PC‘ and select ‘Manage‘),
  • right-click the phone entry under Portable Devices,
  • select Update Driver Software,
  • choose the manual update, and then select it from the list of available drivers, under Portable Devices.  The driver itself shall be something like MTP USB Device,
  • Under my Windows 10 there were 3 entries: the first failed to install, the second had no problem at all and it fixed my problem.