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USB3.0 PCIe Card not being recognized

I bought this card Orico PCIe Card that has many USB3 ports. You can find it in Amazon.ca (5 external + 1 20-pin) (I can't post the url here because I don't have enough reputation) My mobo is a ...
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Drive not showing up in explorer, has weird name in device manager

I have a drive that shows up in Device Manager as a disk drive, under the name of H t hi7SE W)S.2P M )41 >@'( @;@ ( 8, which is weird because some characters are intact (like the h t hi) but ...
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Is it possible to assign a static Physical Device Object Name to a device in Windows?

Here's the issue (I'm running Windows 10 64-bit): I have a triple monitor setup. During boot, the left monitor is often not woken up by Windows. After some digging, I discovered that this happens if ...
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Recent Windows update broke smartphone connectivity and windows media player

Seems like my windows 10 updated itself to a new version without telling me first* (my winver says 1511 build 10586.36 - Windows 10 Pro N). As a result, I lost several program functionalities, ...
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Ubuntu - change block device location from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

Host: Ubuntu 15.04 I have a M.2 SSD and one hard-disk. The hard-disk device location is normally at /dev/sda and the SSD is at /dev/sdb. I looked into some posts and found out some possible ...
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Find unknown device vendor info (so I can locate drivers)

I'm trying to connect to a payment terminal to upload the program. But googling for the driver didn't provide any answers. The device: Name: PAX Model: s58 I want to connect via USB and make a ...
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Make Windows 10 Recognize Bluetooth Dongle as Bluetooth?

I stumbled across a six pin header on my motherboard designed for an internal Bluetooth module that uses USB protocols to communicate, and ended up making the actual cable that allowed me to place the ...
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How come a removable drive does not appear in Windows

I have a 16GB Cruzer Fit FAT32 USB drive that works fine...most of the time. But every now and then it will not appear in Windows Explorer: If I right-click "My Computer" and choose Manage > Disk ...
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Powershell Script to Export all Devices in Device Manager as tree or list?

With former Windows versions, it was possible to print the information from the Device Manager, but it does not seem possible to do this with Windows 7 any longer. I am looking for a Powershell ...
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Windows 10 not recognizing Seagate USB 3.0 external drive

Need some urgent help. I have a lot of data in my USB 3.0 external drive from Seagate but since this morning Windows 10 does open it. If I open "My PC" I can see the G: Drive in there but has no ...
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Can't change default playback device on Windows 10

I changed the default playback device from speakers to headset, but sound is still coming from speakers. In this case, the default device is headset, but as you can see, the green indicator shows ...
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DVD Rom is not detected under Windows 10

I know this issue is reported several times on this forum and over the internet but all those posts mark an answers which is not suitable for my case: The issue: DVD ROM Is visible in BIOS In is not ...
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Allow standard user to change settings in Device Manager

Is there a permission that I can grant to a standard user in Windows 7 Home Premium to allow them to change settings in Device Manager; specifically, the ability to change a network adapter's MAC ...
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How do I get my DVD drive back after upgrading from windows 7 to 8?

When upgrading my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5263 from Windows 7 to 8 my DVD drive disappeared. It is not visible in Device Manager or anywhere else at all - just as if there wasn't one. I configured my ...
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Driver update script

Is there a way to download latest drivers for all devices connected? I've noticed that Windows Update does not automatically update the devices to the latest version so I have to manually go through ...
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CD/DVD drive not showing on Windows 10

I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 and now it wouldn't show it on "This PC" A look into device manager shows that the device is detected and working properly. However, theres a White question ...
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How to turn off asking about scanner calibration in Windows 7?

I have over 12 Brother DSMobile 600 scanners and Panasonic toughbook's CF-19 with Windows 7. I'm using each toughbook with scanners from this pool. I'm always switch toughbooks and scanners. ...
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Turbo boost technology drives gives error code 10

I have system with : Core i5 670 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate My device manager shows turbo boost technology driver unhealthy and in property it gives message : this driver cannot start ...
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map pcie slot-number or bdf to device-number or viceversa

Is there any way to know the drive number from BDF or slot number of a pcie or vice versa? (Preferable through console) Suppose I have 4 pcie drives attached to my system. And I know their BDF's, I ...
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An extra keyboard in my system

I've got 2 devices labeled "HID Keyboard Device" in my system, though I have only one keyboard. How can I figure out what the second device is?
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Getting windows to recognize new SSD after cloning and swapping

Today I cloned my SSD (some OCZ Vertex where Windows 10 x64 is installed) to a bigger SSD (some Crucial M500) then swapped the drives. (I followed this guide, pretty much step-by-step.) Everything ...
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Command Line Remove Hidden (Unplugged) Device

Good morning, I am attempting to remove an unplugged/phantom device via the command line. I have tried Microsoft's DevCon.exe devcon remove "HWID" but it is not able to remove it returning No devices ...
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How to know which driver is right for SM Bus Controller? [duplicate]

I'm having a problem with the SM Bus controller. it appears with an explanation mark in Device manager. I would install the driver manually but i'm not sure which is the right one. I don't know what ...
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how to get list of bus number associated with pci devices?

I'm trying to get a list of all the PCI associated buses on a Windows system. I know I can use wmic or devcon to get a list of all the devices, but how would I go about figuring their respective ...
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Bluetooth Speaker no bass on windows 10 / not showing up in Devices and Printers

I have a Bluetooth speaker that works without drivers on all platforms. However, when connected to my computer the speaker has no bass. It seems from similar questions that this can be resolved by ...
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Blackberry is appearing under Network Locations and not under Devices

When I plug my Blackberry into my computer, and try navigating to it, instead of showing up under Devices as most devices normally do, it shows up under Network Locations Why is this a problem? Well ...
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How to remove this phantom device from my Windows 7 device manager?

Some time ago, I installed software called Air Display on my Win 7 x64 PC which was supposed to allow me to use my iPhone as if it were an external monitor attached to my PC. Program never worked for ...
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Can't connect to VPN any longer on Windows 8.1

I'm not sure what caused it to stop working, but I cannot connect to my VPN connections that I used to be able to connect to before. I get this error (in Event Viewer's Application logs from ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 — trying to fix via DeviceMgr & downloads from Intel website [duplicate]

My question is actually a follow-up to the question-and-answer poisted by a fellow at this superuser URL, USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller ...
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Disable broken laptop keyboard in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal Keyboard on my Laptop? I poured Tea over it and now the "M"-key is stuck. I tried a lot and it is far too expensive to replace the keyboard on this old laptop. ...
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DEVCON stopped working - permissions issue on Windows 7 32 bit?

I have used DEVCON for many years as part of scheduled tasks in a Windows 7 32 bit system. It verifies that certain USB devices are connected and properly enumerated. In the last week, it has ...
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Samsung RC710 laptop, cannot disable integrated keyboard

I have a Samsung RC710 laptop that when I use the inbuilt keyboard jumps about and basically does as it wants. I have tried to disable this via device manager but it doesnt seem to have an option to ...
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How to bulk delete all disconnected devices from Windows 7?

There are many entries in the "Devices and Printers" window showing devices which are no longer connected. How can I delete these entries all at once, ideally on the command line? This picture ...
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Disable touch screen with keyboard input only

I am trying to disable the touch screen on my laptop because it is broken. There is a crack in the glass over top of the screen which is causing Windows to think there are random taps occurring ...
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No WIFI Card found

My PC doesn't detect my wifi card, since I put it in sleep mode. I use a USB dongle and it works juste fine, but it's like I don't have a WIFI card anymore. It does not appear in the device manager as ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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How to disable bash drivers in windows 8.1?

I'm trying to follow these instructions to stop Bash Driver BHDrvx86 or BHDdrvx64, but device manager in Windows 8.1 no longer displays non plug and play drivers (such as the Bash drivers), even as a ...
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Ubuntu/Linux Equivalent of Checking for Warnings in Device Manager in Windows

Is there an equivalent program available on Linux/Ubuntu systems that does the same functions as checking for device warnings in the Windows' Device Manager?
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Hide second device created by camera in Windows?

When I plug my camera in via USB, two devices open their autoplay dialogue and two devices show up in My Computer. Removable Disk (H:) is the correct device for locating my photographs, but I am ...
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Windows assigns the same COM port to two identical USB devices

I'm trying to plug-in two identical USB devices to different USB ports on my laptop, but Windows' device manager displays only one assigned COM port for both so I can't distinguish between the two. I ...
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Is it possile to set time before windows disable device for energy saving purposes?

I have a tablet-pc with Windows 8 and dock keyboard. Windows disables dock keyboard after ~10 seconds of downtime by default. I want to increase that time to 60 seconds at least. Is it possible ...
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Bluetooth headphones no longer pairing in Windows 7

My Bluetooth headphones used to pair with no issues on my Windows 7 x64 installation until yesterday. Whenever I turn on my headphones, it shows up as “Standard Serial over Bluetooth Link (COM21)” in ...
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What is a TLS Lenovo Home automation controller?

I went to install a printer on my laptop and spotted the following: I have an HP laptop and am in the office and don't have anything Lenovo related hooked up to my machine, so what could this be?
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SanDisk Sansa device on Ubuntu: where did the music go?

I have an old Sansa Clip mp3 player that I used to use. I dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and I know that the Clip works just fine on Windows and that there are a variety of questions about the Sansa ...
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How to disable and re-enable an (wireless) network device? [duplicate]

I know I can enable and disable my network Devices in Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections. I use the context menu and click on "Disable" and then "Enable". Because I have to ...
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Stats on /proc/diskstats always shows more writes than reads

I've taken the following stats from /proc/diskstats: 9 0 md0 106989 0 _2923830_ 0 117988 0 _3448953_ 0 0 0 0 8 0 sda 33840 22299 _1143351_ 871132 87336 194804 _2003961_ 2201868 0 949992 ...
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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Determine number of USB controllers on a PC

I need to determine how many individual USB 3 controllers/buses are on a PC. The PC in question is a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7H-5500. I plan to use this with a Microsoft Kinect v2 sensor, which is a USB ...
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What are “Software Devices” in Device Manager?

I have some items in a group labeled Software Devices in Device Manager utility in Windows 7. This group contains three items: Lightweight Sensors Root Enumerator Microsoft Device Association ...