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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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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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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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409 views

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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1answer
891 views

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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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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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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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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99 views

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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1answer
995 views

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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502 views

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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1answer
909 views

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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1answer
108 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
199 views

What exactly are device drivers and INF files?

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Having Windows XP search a stack of folders for an appropriate driver like Win7 does

I downloaded a huge archive of drivers for use on a USB stick if I'm ever troubleshooting a user in the land of no internet. With Windows 7, I point Device Manager at the root folder of the archive, ...
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1answer
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Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error

One of our users' machines (Dell Optiplex 380 running Windows 7 32-bit) is having a weird driver issue. A bunch of devices have Error Code 3: The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your ...
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Print driver installs failing

All of the Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise machines in my organization are failing to install a good number of printer drivers that previously installed without issue. This only happens with printer ...
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1answer
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How do I determine what device drivers I need from command line?

I need network access from a device running WinPE, but I don't believe that the WinPE image has the correct network drivers. Is there a way to figure out what drivers I need from the command line? I ...
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2answers
889 views

Why do I have to manually install basic usb drivers everytime I switch a devices USB port in Windows XP?

When I say basic USB devices, I am talking about your standard keyboard, mouse, thumb drive. Nothing special or exotic. They will appear in Device Manager with an !, error code 1, saying that they ...
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1answer
576 views

Certificates required for WHQL-certified drivers

The 64-bit Windows 7 image that we deploy to machines at our site does not contain all of the certificates included on a default Windows image. Automatic root certificate installation is also ...
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1answer
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Cannot install USB driver for my Samsung Galaxy S Plus

I cannot run my Android Application on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus. I followed the guidelines on the Android Developer site. The first time I tried this I was able to select Device Manager and in the ...
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2answers
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I am receiving a message stating “unknown device” when i plug a usb or external hard-drive in my computer.

I am having an issue with USB drives and Windows. When any external media device is attached to the computer in Device Manager I receive the message unknown USB device. This happens with USB drives ...
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Windows 7 x64 is not installing driver for Das Keyboard

This is the Professional Model S. No need for drivers as it's plug and play, according to company. Here is what I have done up to now: Windows 7 x64 tries to install drivers but fails. ...
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0answers
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Computer not shutting down

I have Microsoft Windows 7 Professional installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion G4 Notebook PC). Since a couple of weeks my laptop is not shutting down properly. When I click on the shut down button the ...
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139 views

Ubuntu semi-permanently disabled Bluetooth (and freaked me out)

A couple of months ago, I disabled my Bluetooth device from inside Ubuntu 10 (I forget which version specifically). I then rebooted into Windows, only to find that the icon was gone. Curious, I went ...
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Windows Repair Disc - Rollback a driver from Windows Command Prompt? (Windows in evil Update reboot loop)

I think I found the problem to my Windows 7 Reboot Loop when it goes to configure from a Windows Update (it stops at 32%). Even when I choose Safe Mode which says it is reverting the Windows Updates. ...
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1answer
355 views

Changing motherboards, avoiding bluescreens - Windows 7

When I used to have Windows XP and upgraded the computer, I got bluescreens at boot, usually due to a changed IDE controller. How do I avoid this? I am now upgrading windows 7 to windows 7 changing ...
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1answer
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How to check if flash drive is using USB or USB 2.0 drive?

Sometimes, when I plug in my flash drive, it's using USB1.0 driver, instead of USB2.0 driver. Is there any like in Device Manager that I can check the driver information?
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1answer
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Windows 7 driver search woefully slow

Any thoughts on why the driver search (when installing a usb device) on windows 7 is woefully slow? Even when I click to disable trying to get a driver from windows update, it still takes 10min+ to ...
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197 views

finding audio driver

I have a soundcard in my new PC at work that does not have the right driver installed, and I'm not sure what the manufacturer is. (it's a generic PC running Windows XP) Is there a way to figure out ...
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2answers
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Intel Network Connection: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

I have a IntelĀ® Desktop Board DP55KG (see http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DP55KG/DP55KG-overview.htm), which has a Intel 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection on board. Additionally, I ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Hardware ID on Device Manager

HardwareID: (Open Start, type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Double click a device. Choose the Details tab and then the Hardware Ids from the drop-down.) I want, from HardwareID, discover the the ...