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Is it possible to toggle disabled/enabled devices from Command Line, simlar to Device Manager?

I like to play Fallout 3 which is very buggy normally, and even more so once I've added some mods. Needless to say, it crashes a lot. I can deal with the crashes, the only problem is when it does my ...
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Finding a device given a physical device object name

I have a physical device object name, e.g. "\Device\0000007c". In Windows 7, how do I find what device corresponds to that ID short of going through every device in my system in Device Manager, one ...
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Disconnected device still visible in /dev

When my Bluetooth GPS logger disconnects it's removed from the Bluetooth devices list in the statusbar on OS X but I can still see it mapped in /dev: ls /dev/tty\.* > /dev/tty.GPSDEVICE-SPPslave ...
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Device driver software was not successfully installed - No driver found

I have an ACS ACR38 card reader. I downloaded and installed PC/SC Drivers , CT-API Library and MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver successfully form ...
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Cannot uninstall devices from Device Manager

Today I started having some problems with my Huawei 3G modem. Namely it didn't detect it anymore, I tried uninstallign and reinstallign the software but no help so I decided to have a go at Device ...
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How can I find out which processes on my computer are accessing the microphone?

After reading this interesting Lifehacker post and reading the comments on the page, one person was wondering if it would be possible to use the Physical Device Object Names of other hardware such as ...
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Resetting Windows drivers

Is there a way to "start over" with all the drivers on Windows 7? I've been having trouble for days now trying to install drivers for my Android devices. I keep getting "Access is denied" error, ...
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What's this number under “power capabilities” in “power data” for a device?

I would like to understand what the number 00000009 means in the picture. I mean, I understand that the things under it can say all kind of thins about power capabilities, and I've even been able to ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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Find Physical Device Object from Bug Check Message

My machine crashed. The bug check was this: The bugcheck was: 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000003, 0xffffe00000fca060, 0xffffd000201a5840, 0xffffe000014d3b60). I searched for 0x9f and quickly located ...
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hyper-v network switch error 37 in device manager

I have installed windows 8.1 pro x64 on my HP G62-b29sl (Notebook) : Cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz Ram: 8,00 GB HDD: 500G B I'm trying to install windows phone sdk 8,but when ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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Identify an unidentified device in windows 7 without opening up the computer? [duplicate]

If I go to Device Manager and click on the device I am trying to connect, the device properties does not always (almost never) list the actual device name and model. Is there any way to identify ...
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Kinect for Windows Runtime and Device drivers

What is the relationship between the "Kinect for Windows Runtime" (latex is v1.8 in Download Center) and the Kinect for Windows Device Drivers viewable in the Device Manager? Are the Device drivers ...
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circumstances where software change leads to device damage [duplicate]

Recently I changed a friend's OS from a really virus filled windows 7 to Ubuntu ..but kept changing os's because lsusb wouldn't detect the camera.But after coming back to windows, the camera wasn't ...
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how to remove obsolete device and network entries? Device manager “uninstall” option has no effect

I am trying to remove a few "obsolete" things which annoy me (because I like to have everything cleen, working and not interferring with each other, fresh, etc..). I tried looking for solutions ...
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Possible to copy property information in Device Manager?

In Windows 7 "Device Manager", is it possible to copy a device's property details (other than manually transcribing)? If not, where are these properties and values stored? Perhaps I can go straight ...
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How to find last-added USB device in Windows?

Is there a way to find the last-added USB device in Windows (perhaps something like "dmesg" for Windows)? I'm plugging the USB device in, and it makes the sound of connection, but when I check ...
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A device repeatedly connects and disconnects when I first start my computer? How can I monitor this to see which device is doing this?

First I suspected that it was a USB device, but I then unplugged all the USB devices(excluding the keyboard and mouse) and it still made the device connect/disconnect sounds repeatedly. I know it ...
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I have “unknown PCI device” in Windows 7 device manager. What can it be?

I have just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my lenovo e330 laptop. I managed to successfully download and install most of its drivers, but still, a "PCI Device" ...
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How to know if my mouse is installed?

I caught a cab to work this morning and I'm not sure if i left my mouse inside. I can remote into my home machine from work but I'm not sure how to ascertain whether my mouse is still plugged in. I ...
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Portable device driver has exclamation mark after every PC reboot - until I reinstall the same driver

Problem description I need some advice with a tough PC driver problem. I have an exotic smartphone (Hero H2000+) which isn't recognized/shown as portable device in Explorer when I plug it into my PC. ...
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Program that allows me to manage several computers remotely? (Similar to Soluto)? [closed]

I hope this question is acceptable to ask here on superuser. My eyes have just been open to the website application "Soluto", in which you can monitor and manage several (1 to 200) devices (Windows, ...
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After Win XP re-install, LAN/WLAN and audio drivers are not installed [duplicate]

recently all of a sudden, our Dell laptop stopped working properly: - USB ports stopped working - LAN and WLAN stopped working - the system got really slow for a while (meaning during a few sessions ...
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Why do some drivers show up in device manager and others don't?

Can anyone tell me why some installed drivers (ones that are usually installed with software that they use) show up in the device manager and others do not? Does this have to do with kernel mode ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize my second graphics card?

Really hope someone can help-- I recently purchased a second EVGA Geforce 660 to run in SLI mode on my PC, but no matter what, I can't seem to get the PC to recognize it. My Specs: (2) EVGA ...
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WAN Miniport (Network Monitor) #2 network adapter has exclamation mark in device manager

I have WAN Miniport (Network Monitor) #2 network adapter with exclamation mark in device manager. Description says This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers ...
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Windows detects my camera but won't display it in explorer

When I connect my 5DmkII to my computer windows displays the autplay prompt and asks me what I want to do. But it doesn't open the folder when I click that option and instead does nothing. Looking ...
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Disk Managment, Need to Recover

I deleted a 'I' drive from one of my hard drives, but it deleted my main partition, how can i recover it? It says it has 450 unallocated space. It took like 10 secs to work so i dont think it ...
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How does Windows categorize devices in “Device Manager”?

How does Windows determine device categorization in "Device Manager"? For instance, Device Manager lists such categories as "Imaging devices", "Keyboards", "Sound, video, and game controllers", etc. ...
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Do all USB3.0 to SATA adapters present to OS as USB Mass Storage?

My first experience with external USB hard drive enclosures was with Windows 98SE. At that time, drives were IDE, not SATA, and I remember that after drivers were installed (I remember using one ...
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Dual GFX cards, one stops working

I have a workstation with 2 gfx cards which display three monitors. One gfx card works with two monitor and works perfectly, the other gfx card which only display on one monitor will fail to work. ...
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Device not showing up in Device Manager Windows 7

Today I accidently uninstalled my Android Phone from Device Manager on my Windows 7 PC. The phone is not getting detected by my computer. I have tried to do several things like Show Hidden devices etc ...
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Communications Port (COM3) not working - Dell Vostro 3500 - Windows 7

I seem to be unable to get the COM3 port to work on my Dell Vostro 3500 laptop. I am trying to work with the Arduino application, which requires COM3 to work. The laptop has recently had a clean ...
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Memory stick not showing in My Computer

I'm using Windows 8 64 bit Pro edition. I have a Sony memory stick which isn't showing up in my computer section. If I open Device manager I can see the stick there named as a mass memory device. I ...
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Export all contents of “Device Manager”

How could I export all the contents of Device Manager to an .xml file or any other format which can show me the hierarchy and all properties there ? I could not find any idea except print screen . ...
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Hard drives not recognized on Windows 8 unless entering BIOS first [closed]

I've built a new computer. My old computer had two SATA 3GB drives: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (ST31000340AS) 750 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (ST3750640AS) The new computer uses an OCZ Vertex ...
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How can I make my XP recognize my new internal hard drive?

[ This question is a spin-off of My new internal hard disk doesn't appear in Disk Management, but BIOS and Device Manager recognize it ] I bought a new internal Seagate hard disk, connected to ...
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My new internal hard disk doesn't appear in Disk Management, but BIOS and Device Manager recognize it

I just connected the new disk to the motherboard and started the computer. BIOS has listed the new and old disks. Then I went to Disk Management to format it, but it doesn't appear. But I can see it ...
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Windows 8 does not recognize DVD drive

I have recently installed Windows 8 Enterprise edition on my Lenovo Z580 laptop. After I have mounted an ISO image to install Visual Studio 2012 by Hyper-V, my DVD-drive disappeared. I unmounted and ...
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why would my device manager be empty?

I have tried several apps trying to clean up my registry hoping that that would straighten out my driver issues and none of them helped. I was also hoping that would help me diagnose my lack of info ...
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How to get Windows data from hard drive tinkered with by Linux?

I was trying to get OpenELEC installed on a Compact Flash Card to try out Linux' XBMC on our Media PC. I downloaded a version of OpenELEC specific to the architecture on the Media PC, and followed ...
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Seagate 3TB drive not showing up in Device Manager in Windows

Context My aunt gave me a 3TB Seagate external USB drive for Christmas. It takes a little jiggling (power cycle) to work on my Mac, where it shows up as a perfectly functional NTFS partition, but in ...
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How to find vendor and model of unknown drivers

I reinstalled windows on a new machine and the drivers are not present for the product network card. When in device manager all I get is the question mark and I am unable to figure out the actual ...
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In Windows 8, how do I find out my motherboard's manufacturer and model? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine a computer’s specs? Tool to get installed components on a PC A tool for collecting system information? How can I identify the manufacturer and ...
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What exactly are device drivers and INFfiles?

I know that a device driver is a piece of software that enables the OS to communicate with a piece of hardware, but recently I've heard about INF files and have gotten quite confused. Some sources say ...
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Device Manager is constantly refreshing - what is wrong?

I ran into an quite odd problem, after installing some drivers on my Lenovo N100 0768 (Windows 7) notebook and attaching an USB-HDD. Now I have sound, but constantly the device dicsonnected sound - ...
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Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error 'bis win7 64'

I'm having the same problems as in question "Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error" but with Win 7 64 bits Family Premium and would appreciate if somebody could tell me if the given ...
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Windows 7 randomly installs an “Unknown Device” successfully

Rarely (several days to weeks between occurrences,) and seemingly at random, I get a balloon notification from Windows 7 (x64 SP1 Home Premium) that it is installing hardware for me. Whatever is ...
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Fastest way to bluetooth tether a phone in Windows 8

As a web developer, connecting my laptop computer to the internet via bluetooth with my iphone is something I do several times a day. Is there an easy way to do this in Windows 8 that I'm missing? It ...