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Wi-Fi is missing on Windows...while Keyboard and mouse wont work on Linux(only Touchpad)

I have this weird issue where my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is missing from setting, while in Linux, even the Keyboard and Mouse won't work to control the Laptop. I have a Legion 7i with Intel Core i7 10750H,...
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Can I put each docker container (including its volumes) in a separate lvm logical volume?

I have various docker-containers and I want to put each of it (including every volumes and anything else) in a separate lvm volume: openproject-docker => vg-docker/lv-openproject zammad-docker ...
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External Hard disk not showing in disk mangement but show in device manager

Yesterday when I was copying over over 130gb data from my internal hdd to external hdd using my laptop, the copying stopped at 20% says that the external hdd is not found. Then I tried unplugging it ...
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Advice on how to restore 'In built' Thunderbolt Controller which shows as hidden 'base system device' with Code 45 device not connected

I have encountered an unusual situation where a Thunderbolt Controller device built into the architecture of the Motherboard (an Asus Prime X299 Edition 30) shows as 'not connected to the computer' ...
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Device Manager Blue Screen when disabling WiFi device

The particular device is the RTL8821CE 802.11ac adapter that is built into this HP laptop. The moment I click OK after choosing Disable Device, there's a blue screen, after which, the computer ...
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Volume information for this disk can not be found for external hard drive

I have Seagate external hard disk and a Windows 10 PC. The external hard disk uses to work well. And the disk contains data and is almost full. But today when I plug in the external hard disk the ...
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Windows: Why the monitor is still on after disabling the "Generic PnP Monitor" in Device Manager

My purpose is to turn off the monitor when I run the computer remotely, to save energy and protect privacy. However, after disabling the "Generic PnP Monitor" in Device Manager, the monitor ...
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device order through open-iscsi

I recently added a logical volume to an iSCSI target, which already had at least one volume, and which had a login from a Linux (Mint) host running Open-iSCSI. I then re-scanned the target on the host,...
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Allow standard user to change settings in Device Manager in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Is there a way to allow the standard user to update drivers and port settings in Windows 10?
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How to overcome hardware configuration limiting in detecting and pairing in bluetooth keyboard?

My detachable bluetooth keyboard of the Lenovo Yoga model cannot be detected by my other computer. I hold the switch in the keyboard for more then 3 seconds and the led in the keyboard blinking ...
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How to view log of why device manager keeps chiming?

The device manager chime keeps randomly going off, every few minutes or seconds. The Device Manager window, when open, will flash and refresh when this happens, but I don't see any problems. Does ...
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Using outlook.office.com OVERRIDES Windows 10 setting disabling Touchpad (!!!)

This is bizarre. When I use e-mail at office.outlook.com with the current and recent versions of Firefox the Touchpad gets intermittently ENABLED, completely destroying my productivity. Things happen ...
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How to spoof a microphone to a program?

I often need to join Zoom meetings where I am merely a participant (that is, listening only and not speaking). Zoom lets you join without a webcam fine, but moronically requires you to have an audio ...
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Network Adapater Power Management settings revert back after changes

my computer is randomaly waking from sleep mode. after a little research, i found out i needed to set my Network Adapter Power Management settings to 'only allow a magic packet to wake up the computer'...
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I somehow disabled all USB ports on my PC through “Device Manager.” What can I do to fix this?

Somehow I accidentally disabled all USB ports through the “Device Manager.” So I've lost mouse and keyboard. My motherboard is an ASUS Z170-A. When I restart the machine I can get into BIOS where I ...
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How to disable/enable network adapter from command line on the Windows 10?

Currently, when I need to disable/enable network adapter I'm performing the following steps: Opening the device manager (⊞ Win+R, devmgmt.msc and Enter). Searching for the required network adapter. ...
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Trying to understand USB drivers in Device Manager:

I’m trying to understand USB drivers in Device Manager. Here’s an example for a Sennheiser Headset and USB stick inserted on two USB ports on the same USB Root Hub. Please clarify my hints and correct ...
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Can I know if a device is USB 3.0 or 2.0 in Device Manager?

I'm using apps like HWInfo to learn this, but I've always wondered if it's possible to learn this from Device Manager, especially when I'm remoting into a customer's PC with Teamviewer, without having ...
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Windows 10 Bluetooth virtual serial comm port is missing

Question: How to get linked Bluetooth serial Commport installed? For communication a serial comm port is needed. But on some computers, mainly workstations, there is no linked Bluetooth "COM &...
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Four different HID Keyboard Device in Device Manager?

I have one keyboard plugged in, but 4 different HID Keyboard Device are shown. Why?
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Providing default driver for unknown devices

I have a very specific case. I have a software which is listening to device events and as soon as the device is inserted it takes control of the device. Problem is if a device is inserted for which ...
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windows 10 does not have the option to allow enabling or disabling the device to wake the device

I want to prevent my machine to wake by the movement of my mouse, but after searching similar questions and issues, I am still not able to solve it. After opening the properties of my mouse, I ...
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Options for devmgmt to open specific device

I would like to use a Run command to not only open Device Manager (This command is devmgmt.msc), but also to open a specific branch or device within the UI (something like devmgmt.) is there any ...
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Can't open the Device Manager and other Administrative tools | Blocked by Administrator (Windows 10 21H1)

I was updating the device drivers of my computer, but it was unsuccessful, After spending so much time on the booting loop & a couple of forced shutdowns, I rolled back my system using System ...
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Game controller connected through USB changes its VID/PID and driver

I have an unusual problem with my stick and thought maybe some might have also encountered it. I know it's not a 'big boy' stick, but still. :) So when I first plug the stick in everything works ...
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Windows Driver keeps changing back no matter what

On Windows 10, when I update a video driver, and then restart, it changes it back to the old driver. Why? How to force it to keep a specific video driver?
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Is there any danger in disabling devices in the Device Manager in Windows 10?

I'm experiencing a catastrophic boot failure on my Win10 box. Each time I boot, the system hangs on a black screen before the login screen. The keyboard and mouse are unresponsive; even the num lock / ...
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Identify the same USB device on different ports

I have a USB headset and a notebook with Windows 10. Due to the nature of having a notebook I change the port in which the USB headset is inserted to multiple times a week. Sometimes even through a ...
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Can't open Device Manager in Windows 10

If I try to open Device Manager, an error message will pop up: MMC cannot open the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\devmgmt.msc I have already searched for solutions, but there was nothing that seemed like ...
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Cannot resume Bitlocker encryption after restart (the device is not ready)

I have an issue in my hard drive and I found it hard to fix. Every time I plug in my hard drive Bitlocker popup window appears says "Encryption has been paused". It pauses at 1.6% and every ...
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How does Windows decide what the "best drivers" are?

What criteria does Windows evaluate in deciding what it believes are the "best" drivers for a device? When pointing Windows 10 to a folder with three driver versions (for an Intel Z390 SATA ...
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usb composite device can't work properly with usb 3.0

I am using Morpho device MSO1350-V3. Suddenly the device stopped working. When I ran the troubleshootor, I am getting this error usb composite device can't work properly with usb 3.0. I am having the ...
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After deleting all bluetooth from the device manager, how to add it back?

In futzing with bluetooth I seem to have removed bluetooth from the device manager itself. How do initiate a scan to detect the internal hardware to then download the correct driver? I've tried: `****...
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PCI device: who assign I/O address range ? (Bios, Driver or Opeating System)

Who assign I/O memory adress range ? I'm a little confused, I don't know if this address range is assigned by Bios, Driver or Operating system. I have a problem with an address range of a device and ...
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How can I permanently uninstall the fingerprint driver in Windows 10?

Whenever I uninstall it, it comes back when I reboot, and I'd like to make it gone forever. Googling for a while hasn't turned up anything -- I'm only finding threads about rolling back or temporarily ...
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Install virtual webcam legacy driver via command prompt

On Windows 10 I am trying to install a virtual webcam driver via command prompt. I have INF, CAT and SYS files, which have been signed (so that there is no need to enable test mode). The method that ...
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I Accidentally Forgot To Check "Delete the driver software for this device" When Uninstalling My Bluetooth Driver

So my Bluetooth driver randomly stopped working and restarting didn't fix it so I uninstalled my Bluetooth driver but I forgot check "Delete the driver software for this device" and now that ...
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How can I prevent Windows from deleting a disconnected device after 30 days?

I have a USB network adapter that requires a particular network configuration. Sometimes it is unplugged for a few months and the settings are lost. It turns out that Windows, via disk cleanup, ...
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Duplicate devices in device manager

When choosing the option "show hidden devices" in device manager, I can see many duplicate hidden devices: Is that normal? Can I delete the disconnected ones safely? Also, I have noticed ...
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Can I automate disabling and enabling a device in Windows 10?

Let me preface this by saying I am a complete novice with respect to computers. I have been having issues with the Realtek audio on my Lenovo laptop where it (seemingly at random) shows error messages ...
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Why does Windows say I have a 64-bit processor when it's not?

Windows tells me that I have a 64-bit processor: However, checking in the Device Manager it says that my processor is 32 bit: Why is that? (I also notice that I have two duplicate processors?)
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My TV keeps spamming Windows Device Manager

Anything I can do to prevent this?
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Bluetooth earphone is connected, but has no sound after shutdown and restart

I am currently trying to fix this issue with my friend, but we are now stuck and don't know what to do. Our teacher uses a Bluetooth earphone (Xiaomi Haylou GT1 PRO TWS) for her everyday tasks. It ran ...
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What happens if you disable System Firmware in Device Manager?

In Device Manager, there is the option to disable System Firmware. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if you tried to disable the System Firmware in Device Manager? Would it let you? What would ...
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permanently uninstall Realtek and Nvidia drivers

Because of some performance issues on my Dell XPS 15 which i'm not going to address in detail, i want to uninstall the drivers for its Realtek soundcard and for its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 video card. ...
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“Unable to locate adb” bug via Android Studio

0 I'm 2 months into Android Studio,I run the latest version(4.0.1 for Windows 64-bit) to be precise and also run the latest gradle offline build dependencies. So far,I've setup my Android Sdk well ...
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Automatically updating all Device Drivers with powershell - Exception HRESULT: 0x80240044 [closed]

I started testing around if i could create a powershell script, which would update all device drivers automatically. After searching for a while, i stumbled across this thread: How to Automatically ...
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What is this "Unknown Device" in Device Manager (Root\SQExtFramebufferUmode)

My Microsoft Surface Book 3 15" laptop just updated to Windows 10, version 2004. After the update, there's a new "Unknown device" device listed in Device Manager. It didn't exist before ...
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Cant disable laptop keyboard in device manager

When I select built in keyboard in device manager I got only uninstall option. When I clicked it, I got a prompt with uninstalling device. Then I click yes, than I got message that that device will be ...
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NVIDIA display driver, Windows 10: Install most recent GEFORCE GAME READY DRIVER in addition to most recent device manager update?

I know from Nvidia drivers (normal vs game ready) that "Game Ready" and the driver you get sent with the package are just different names of the same driver. After installing the driver on ...
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