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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 ...
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Flash Drive/External Drive driver not recognized - Windows 8.1

I can't find a solution to my problem. I'm connecting a flash drive to my laptop and Windows doesn't recognize it... The same drive was used to be recognized and all of a sudden it doesnt work ...
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Pulseaudio: how to rescan audio devices?

When adding a USB device to my system (I deliberately run no modern stack for device detection), Pulseaudio can't pickup it without restart (pulseaudio -k; pulseaudio --start). Is there an option ...
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How to Create Virtual Block Devices

I want to create multiple virtual block devices like /dev/sda and then use them to create an md device for test purpose. I have mounted my root filesystem on /dev/sda1 and don't have extra space to ...
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Update Driver Software from command prompt

I'm looking for a way to automatically install missing drivers on newly installed machines. All the machines are the same brand and model, so I created a shared folder that hass all the drivers in it. ...
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Asus Tablet Model K01A Device Driver Not Found

I am trying to connect my Asus K01A tablet device to eclipse for Android development - Device's not visible for eclipse. In my computer's devices manager I see the driver is missing for the device ...
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USB host controllers broken on every reboot

Something happened (including Windows Updates?) and now every time I reboot, most of my USB host controllers/root hubs are not working: The broken ones say: This device cannot start. (Code 10) ...
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How do I force refresh connected hardware?

Full Question: How do I force my computer to refresh and re-detect new USB/connected devices; hardware connected to it? Without restarting my whole system? For some reason, my laptop is not detecting ...
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Disconnected USB device still visible in Device Manager

I have a USB device that, when a certain hard problem is encountered and after I unplug it, refuses to disappear from Device Manager. Even there's no driver for it in memory (Process Explorer, ...
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Network drops shortly after restart. Disable/Enable fixes until next restart

My network drops out shortly after restarting. Disabling/enabling the adapter in Device Manager brings the network connection back up until the next restart. I have disabled the on-board LAN and ...
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Need help understanding network interfaces on my machine

I do not understand why wireshark and the device list on my computer do not show the same set of network interfaces. Also, I am not even sure what some of the interfaces are. Here are the reports: ...
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Windows 7 driver connecting to a device over ethernet blocking the device manager

First of all, I know that I cannot get a proper answer to my problem, but I am looking for ways to start debugging it and/or maybe check some Windows process on being stuck or running faulty. I am ...
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Why does Windows think that my wireless keyboard is a toaster?

I've inherited an old PC from my girlfriend's dad and when setting up the printer I got a bit of a surprise: Two questions spring to mind here: Why does Windows think my wireless keyboard is a ...
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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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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 or anything and it does not work. BIOS can still see it however. On Linux, its partitions still work as ...
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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 ...