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“location is not accessible” “access is denied” on CD-ROM, no GPO

I am a domain admin for my work network, and I have a client (mine), that is not able to access it's CD-ROM (note that USB storage is accessible). I have attempted the following: 1) Verified with ...
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0answers
43 views

Windows explorer does not show devices

When I open the first explorer, no devices are shown. Only the tree on the left. Every explorer I open after that almost ever shows all devices. The problem is reproducible. The problem occurs after ...
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2answers
810 views

Enter E-GPV gamepad not recognising all button presses

I am using Enter E-GPV gamepad on Windows 7. I opted to buy this as I did not have any previous experience of using gamepads and this had the highest available user rating and the cheapest best ...
1
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2answers
74 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
70 views

How do I swap back my audio device?

It seems my microphone and speaker devices are swapped somehow. (Note that this device can detect whether my mic is unplugged/ plugged in) I cannnot input sound using my microphone However, when ...
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0answers
149 views

Usbip doesn't see usb.ids

Having read this answer to this question, I downloaded and installed usb-ip on my Windows 7 64-bit. When I try to run it, I get the following message: usbip: failed to open usb.ids I do have the ...
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3answers
192 views

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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0answers
25 views

How to change default devices and drivers in windows?

I am trying to figure out how to change the default display adapter(gfx device) that is being used without having to go in and disable the others. What I am trying to accomplish is to be able to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Playback Identical Audio to Multiple Devices

Facts: I use Windows 7 I have an ASUS mobo w/realtek built in audio w/front & rear jacks. I have a Logitech USB headset w/microphone. I have ?20? sets of headphones. The Realtek HD Audio manager ...
2
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0answers
134 views

Windows lists the wrong Directshow Audio Capture Devices

Some time ago the directshow audio capture devices on my Win7 machine stopped updating. For example ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy lists devices that have been uninstalled already and ...
1
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0answers
149 views

How to delete multiple files from an MTP device?

How may I delete multiple selected files from an MTP device in a single operation? Though Delete on a single file succeeds, on multiple files it fails, saying No such interface is supported, as here: ...
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2answers
368 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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0answers
413 views

Audio playback device already in use

I have a headset: Creative SB Recon3D. Since today (after power went out) sound doesn't work through my headset on the PC, it works fine on a Playstation 3. I have Windows 7 64x. When I go to ...
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votes
1answer
207 views

What are the possible causes of a ghost USB device appearing then disappearing?

About half an hour ago Windows informed me it was trying to install software for an "Unknown Device". However, it failed. Using the Control Panel I checked the device's properties, and discovered that ...
0
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0answers
239 views

Hardware device not detecting on Windows 7 - detects only on reboot

I am trying to connect a data connector (USB like hardware device to connect internet), but it not detecting the device, I have installed the device driver software came with the device. Issues is ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to get windows 7 to remember connected devices on a network

Is it possible to get Windows 7 to remember devices (e.g. computers) that have connected to a wireless / wired network even when they are offline in a kind of "Offline" section? 3rd party program ...
0
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1answer
170 views

USB disconnect sound as I go away from PC, and I'm not touching anything as I get up

My computer is an Acer notebook connected to a HDTV. When I get up and walk away from the computer almost every time I hear the disconnect USB device sound after a few seconds. How is this ...
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votes
2answers
189 views

Windows does not install any drivers for storage devices

I have Acer Aspire 4253 laptop with windows 7 and fedora 17 installed. Recently Windows encounters errors while installing device drivers for storage devices. It fails to install drivers for pen ...
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0answers
41 views

Installing driver from custom file

I recently began reading about the autorun.inf entries on Microsoft's website. I read the section about [DeviceInstall]. It seems to give the 'device' being inserted the capability to install its own ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

USB pen drive not detected

I have an HP Pro 3130MT running Windows 7. My USB pen drives work fine on any other computer except this one. Sometimes is says something like "..device driver installation failed" and sometimes it ...
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votes
1answer
155 views

Run Audio Devices at same time win7

Is there possible too use: exempel: Spotify on one sound card and a game in annother sound card? at the same time?
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votes
0answers
101 views

Which disk is \Devide\HarddiskX\drX?

I'm randomly getting errors in the System Log about a "Controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3"; this may be of course a driver error, a NTFS error, or, more seriously, a failing disk. But I have ...
2
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8answers
11k views

I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed

I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed. I have done everything step by step following the Window Help and support, Compaq ...
1
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1answer
692 views

How to disable “Automatically search for drivers and install” in Windows 7

I connected my TI-89 to my Windows 7 system, and apparently it is not plug-and-play. There was a link to a Windows configuration setting made available that gave the option to automatically search ...
1
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1answer
188 views

How to fix Windows 7 device removal notification loop

Bit of an odd one this. One of our PCs is getting caught in a loop some time after being turned on, usually after a USB storage device has been attached - sometimes an iPod, sometimes a GPS. ...
2
votes
1answer
299 views

Selectively sync Outlook mail subfolders with mobile device

In ActiveSync and Windows XP, I could select which Outlook 2010 sections and mail subfolders I wanted to synchronize with my HTC phone. I can't find a similar option in Windows 7 Sync Center. My ...
8
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1answer
1k views

How to get a list of connected devices?

I'm experiencing a strange phenomenon. Every now and then (perhaps once per hour on average) my Win7 box emits the "Device connected" system sound (the one you get when you plug in a USB device) for ...
6
votes
1answer
718 views

Monitor hardware change events

I have a laptop that periodically notifies me that some piece of hardware was installed/removed by playing the little ba-dum sound. I have no idea what hardware is changing - I am not adding or ...
1
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1answer
768 views

No Bluetooth device was detected

I want to install the bluetooth device on my laptop , but when I run the install shield wizard for broadcom 2070 Bluetooth 3.0 for windows-7 I got this error message No Bluetooth device was detected ...
0
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0answers
1k views

Cannot uninstall device

Using Win 7 x64 and I have a device in my device manager what we are actually not using. Actually the "hardware" is not there ^^ so its nonsense to have it in the device manager. I can disable it, but ...
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0answers
3k views

Devices/Printers list not loading on Windows 7 with Bluetooth enabled

I'm having a weird recurring issue on my Win7 machine. It has Bluetooth, is sometimes connected to some Bluetooth devices, and it has a printer attached and a few network printers configured. After a ...
1
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1answer
93 views

Windows 7 network, deploy portable devices

We are planning to roll out Windows 7 in a school and are wondering if this can solve some ongoing issues that we have always experienced with XP. Server 2008 R2 Clients Windows 7 32-bit The school ...
2
votes
1answer
14k views

Device installation forbidden by system policy

I just bought a Logitech G500 mouse, but Windows 7 will not let me install it. I get this error: Installation prevented by policy When I try to update the driver through the device manager, I ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Wireless device not recognized on Lenovo t420s after Windows 7 reinstall

I have recently replaced a Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows 7 Enterprise by 1) creating a backup using "Windows easy transfer", 2) installing Enterprise, and 3) recovering the backup. Now, the ...
4
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1answer
5k views

Which Windows 7 log file contains device connection/disconnection information?

Windows 7 frequently plays the usb/new device connection/disconnection sound. It happens both when the computer is idle and under load. All usb device connections have been checked (though I can't ...
0
votes
0answers
452 views

Setup for streaming sound from laptop to amp (RCA connector) via wireless network

I'd like to use my quality speakers as wireless speakers for my laptop, i.e. get all sound output of my laptop to my amplifier without any cables, preferably without having to plug anything into the ...
2
votes
2answers
57 views

Is it good to uninstall previous driver always before to install new version on Windows PC?

Is it good to uninstall previous driver always before to install new version on Windows PC? I'm talking about any type of Driver.
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votes
1answer
175 views

Computer cannot find drivers for devices which don't need drivers

Twice now, I've plugged in devices which the manufacturer claims require no drivers, only to have Windows tell me that the device driver was not successfully installed. I've managed to get the devices ...
0
votes
0answers
132 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 ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Realtek not detecting headphones or speakers

After having a set of crappy USB headphones (the headphones are crappy, not the USB), I bought a nice pair of headphones and attempted to use them with the front jack on my computer. To my dismay, ...
8
votes
2answers
7k views

Any tips or tricks to hasten USB device detection and initialisation?

I reattach dozens of USB devices to my Windows 7 across the day, such as printers, flash drives, mice, modems, midi keyboards, and scanners. The computer has seen them all before / all have been set ...
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3answers
502 views

Windows 7 Device Manager in text mode

Which Windows binary is responsible for the Device Manager? I'm looking for a solution to automate some routine configuration of specific devices in text mode.
1
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1answer
646 views

How to check which devices reserve memory?

I just installed two 4GB DIMMs (8GB in total) into my laptop (Lenovo T510). Previously, I had two 2GB DIMMs (4GB in total). Anyway, looking at Windows 7's system information applet, I see the ...
3
votes
2answers
609 views

Does there exist commands to recognize devices?

Is there a command to initiate recognition of an USB device? How about a device that is connected by ethernet rj-45 or by serial port? I've already tried Device Manager and anything else I could ...
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2answers
131 views

Storage driver difficulties stop me installing Windows 7

Hiya, I'm having a driver problem. When I try to install Windows 7 over Vista it says my storage driver isn't compatible and I should get a better driver before upgrading. The storage driver is called ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, ...
11
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3answers
11k views

Easy way to switch default sound output device

I want an easier way to change my default sound device from my sound card to my usb headset. Currently it takes a very precise right click, a left click, another right click, and two more left ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Removable USB HDD gets labelled as VMWare USB Device!!? How to fix?

I have a Western Digital 500GB External USB drive. Everytime I plug it in, one of my Win7 PCs label it as "VMWare USB Device" The same name appears under Devices and Printers. Device Manager and most ...
1
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3answers
342 views

Backup existing drivers from a live laptop, snapshot the current drivers

Is there a software which can backup existing drivers from a working laptop with Windows 7 Pro 32 .I'm upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate on a new HDD on the laptop, but do not want to install drivers ...
0
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4answers
6k views

How to play MIDI-file to some midi output device?

I have midi file (.mid) and want to specify what output device it will be played to. Now it is played to some standard Windows midi device ("Microsoft MIDI Mapper" or something like that). (Windows ...