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Multiple devices listed as Unknown, all the same printer

Q: Multiple devices listed as Unknown, all the same printer

So I'll try to keep this short.

I have a HP B209a-m that I have just gotten rid of and now am trying to remove all the software from my system. I've run revo and the issue still persists.

It gives me a device install path of ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\xxx where xxx is a number. I have about 20-30 of these instances in my device manager and all have different install paths. I'd really like to remove these. I've run the HP L4 Uninstaller multiple times and still the issue is here.

I'd just really like to remove HP from my life.

Thanks for the help.

A: Multiple devices listed as Unknown, all the same printer

hello and welcome entfy mate try first backing up the registry Registry - Backup and Restore

See my pic AFTER you have backed up that registry but please do that the very first thing I usually make two copies in say the desktop and a document.
Let us know what if any HP software is there you can also check that entry named Printers.

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I am having a slight issue with my new setup, appears to be driver-side. Every time I restart my computer a window pops up stating that a driver could not be installed for "IDE channel." This box appears six times in which I have to close out. There are six of these "IDE channel" devices listed (under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) in the Device Manager w/ the little (!) next to them. When I go to install a driver for each of the devices I get "driver is not intended for this platform" or something like that. I don't know what I should do because I'm really not sure what I am looking at exactly. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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New System Specs

ASUS P5N-E SLi mobo
Intel Core 2 Q6600 (2.4Ghz)
XFX 8600GT XXX 256MB (x2)
IDE Western Digital HDDs (x2)
SATA Western Digital HDD (not configured yet)

Windows XP Home Edition SP2

A:Unknown Devices Listed in Device Manager

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After upgrading to 8.1 all of my previously listed devices are no longer listed under devices... in fact there are no devices listed. I can also not add a device. If I look in device manager they are listed there and if I go to print the printer shows up and I can print. The screenshot below shows what I see when I open "Devices and Printers" in control panel. The biggest issue is not being able to add devices like Bluetooth speaker. Anyone have an idea how Tom resolve??

A:Windows 8.1 upgrade no devices now listed under devices.

You'll need updated chipset drivers from your computer manufacturer.

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Any ideas anyone???


A:My HID devices are not listed

Mine show up in Device Manager. Do you see yours here?

and powercfg output:

>powercfg -devicequery wake_from_any
Generic USB Hub
Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHCI #2 - 8C2D
Realtek High Definition Audio
USB Root Hub
USB Input Device
Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter
Microsoft? LifeCam HD-5001
Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHCI #1 - 8C26
Communications Port (COM2)
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
HID-compliant mouse
PCI Express Root Port
High Definition Audio Controller
HID Keyboard Device
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)
USB Root Hub (001)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Generic USB Hub (001)
PCI Express Root Port (001)
ACPI Power Button
Generic- Multi-Card USB Device
Generic USB Hub (002)
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
USB Input Device (001)
Generic USB Hub (003)
USB Composite Device (001)
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001
PCI Express Root Port (002)
USB Root Hub (xHCI)
PCI Express Root Port (003)
USB Mass Storage Device (007)

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I want to enable my laptop to wake with my HID compliant Logitech mouse but the power management tabs are missing so I ran "powercfg -devicequery wake_from_any" and was surprised to see that neither of my HID Logitech devices were listed. They both work perfectly in every other respect. Having read around the subject I thought that maybe the BIOS was to blame but when I looked there wasn't a power management option included in the Boot Menu. I have updated all of the drivers and check all of the USB Root Hubs and whilst they do have a power management tab the "allow this device to wake the computer" option is greyed out.

Any ideas anyone???


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On checking the Device Manager, view by "Devices by connection" all my USB devices (both 2.0 and 3.0) are listed under the Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller branch. This includes my mouse, keyboard and joystick (which are USB 2.0 devices). Should this be the case?

In this same view, "Devices by connection" there are two branches listed as:

Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHC1#1 - 8C26
Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHC1#2 - 8C2D

Both of these have sub-branches, USB Root Hub and Generic USB Hub. There are no devices listed within these branches. Should my USB 2.0 devices (mouse, keyboard & joystick) be listed within one of these branches? If they should, what do I need to do to rectify things?

I've got the latest BIOS installed, I've checked the driver properties of each device and Windows tells me I've got the latest versions (no need to update). My mouse, keyboard and joystick are in fact connected to the USB 2.0 ports.

Images of Device Manager
(by connection) :
(by type) :

Any suggestions appreciated.


A:Why all USB devices (2.0 & 3.0) are listed under USB 3.0 eXensible

I believe it is because the Z87 uses the xHCI standard to implement all USB (3.0 and 2.0)

xHCI for Universal Serial Bus: Specification

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A:USB Controller listed under Other Devices

They should be USB 3.0 controllers. Have you downloaded and installed USB 3 driver for your model from official support site ?. 

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A:Multiple printer icons under "Devices" in Win 7

Orpheus so I have this right you have cloned a drive ? and the cloned drive has two images for the same printer? Or have you cloned a drive and are not using the old one and the new drive has this double image.

Some system info would have been god too mate nt just an OS.

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A:Internal HD listed under Portable Devices

If it is a SATA drive, it may show up like that... I think it puts them under removable so you can HotSwap. Does it show the Boot drive as this as well?

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A:My PC (name) is listed twice in my MS account devices. How do I find out which one is current?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question When I logon to my Microsoft account and select DEVICES in the drop down menu, I see my PC listed twice (same computer name). Perhaps because I installed a new copy of Windows and hard drive on this computer? How do I delete the inaccurate one, or does it matter? It might just be a glitch, try a restart and check if it disappears. I saw the same thing today after updating but I just ignored it
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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A:Monitors not listed under devices in Color Management

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Depending on what Graphics Card you have it mght support Color Management ...
Right click on the Desktop select Resolution / Advanced Tab ..
The Tutorial below might be of some help also ...
Display Color Calibration

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A:One of my audio devices is installed, but not listed as a default dev

Apparently another device doesn't wanna show up either..

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A:Solved: BIOS - Devices listed are disabled?

OK, All devices are not in parenthesis they are in [] as they should be- problem was BOGUS XP DISK!!

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PREVIOUS DXDIAG from a couple of weeks ago when it was working(Showing correct recognition of my video card)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0611&SUBSYS_053C10DE&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1247 MB
... Read more

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A:Problems with internet, no devices or network connections listed

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Hi there

Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!

Any fix, or is system Broken.


A:Devices and Printers - devices being displayed multiple times

Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.

Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.

For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.

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Settings done till now.

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A:Don't see printer listed Add Printer Wizard

HP software and drivers installed?

Software & driver downloads HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer | HP? Support

have you read the instructions in the manual?

Manuals for HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer | HP? Support

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A:no USB controller listed in Device Manager, no unknown

Have you actually plugged a usb device in???

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A:Network driver is listed as 'unknown device'

On the unknown device in Device Manager, right click and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Please copy and paste the first line in your next post.

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A:"Unknown Users" listed in Properties/Security of a folder

Hi -
What are the names of the accounts?

By any chance - TrustedInstaller, Authenticated Users, Administrators, SYSTEM, ...?
Do the additional unnamed users show up on all files?

Do you have any problems accessing the files?

See what happens if you remove the users from one of the files.

Thank You -

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Possible solution:
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A:Webcam suddenly doesn't work, listed as unknown device.

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(Just a joke, hahaha...

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Hello Richard, and welcome to Ten Forums.

That appears to be an account created by "ThinkVantage System Update" from Lenovo.

ThinkVantage System Update - Lenovo Support (US)

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A:Multiple Network Adapters listed

Quote: Originally Posted by den942

I clicked on Network Adapters in S.I.W. and it shows an AM10 installed eight times and a Belkin installed twice. The Belkin(2) is the functioning adapter. I can not get the AM10 to work. How do I get rid of all the multiple installs? They are not listed in the Device manager.

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A:Near-Constant BSoD, Multiple Listed Causes


Download TDSSKiller and run it in Safe Mode.

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Dump File : Mini052512-01.dmp
Crash Time : 5/25/2012 9:35:49 AM
Bug Check Code : 0x10000050
Parameter 1 : 0x83ffd588
Parameter 2 : 0x00000000
Parameter 3 : 0x804eb190
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
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A:multiple BSOD - various drivers listed

Can you post the machine specs./model and the current operating system (service pack/edition)being used? Have you tried running any hardware diagnostic for the RAM and hard drive aside form reinstalling the related drivers?

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Thank you.

A:xps printer not listed among printers

First off, check to set if the feature is turned on.
Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows features on or off.

Are the XPS Services and XPS Viewer boxes checked?
If not, check the boxes and OK out.

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A:Multiple explorer.exe listed in task manager

Hello SRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is normal when new explorer windows open as a separate process. When they are closed, the extra explorer.exe process should end as well in Task Manager a few moments later.

Hope this helps,

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A:Can't connect to multiple websites on multiple devices

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Crash Dump Analysis

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Wed 9/17/2014 9:01:14 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\091714-13213-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: win32k.sys (win32k+0x2328C9)
Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF960002B28C9, 0xFFFFF88007CE0150, 0x0)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\win32k.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Multi-User Win32 Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.

On Wed 9/17/2014 9:01:14 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the fol... Read more

A:BSOD while operating PC. Multiple errors listed on post

Welcome to 7F.

Your ATI drivers are being flagged.

fffff880`07cdfde8 fffff880`11f69c9aUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
It may be beneficial to update to the latest drivers. Search for them here.

0: kd> lmvm atikmdag
start end module name
fffff880`11e8c000 fffff880`12d9c000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Apr 18 03:13:16 2014 (53508A3C)
CheckSum: 00EAEEE6
ImageSize: 00F10000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Download the driver then use AMD Uninstall Utility to remove all traces of your current driver, CCC etc. Reboot and install the latest driver.

When installing choose 'Advanced' or 'Custom' (whichever option is available, just not Express) and uncheck everything except the video driver.
Test and report back.

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I built a new PC this weekend and I have been getting frequent BSOD with my new build. I have filled in my system specs under my profile. Before I built the computer I went to each manufacturer?s website and made sure I had their most current drivers and Bios and I have done all Windows Updates. I have done no overclocking on the PC.

Most of the original BSOD I was getting on Saturday and Sunday listed the nvlddmkm.sys as the driver causing it. Based on that I did a clean install of the Nvidia GeForce driver, but this time used the 331.40 beta driver to see if that would fix it. Well I have not had a BSOD for that driver since, but I keep getting BSOD most of the time several times an hour. Though I did go almost 7 hours yesterday without one and then they started right back up with multiple crashes an hour. Most of the BSOD are happening during regular type activities like web browsing, watching online videos, and working in MS Office. I have not been able to game much, but it has never happened when gaming.

I have been watching my temps in hardware monitor all weekend just to make sure everything looked good. Below is what I am currently running and these are pretty consistent with what I have ran all weekend.

CPU Temps run between 31-42
HDD Temps run between 29-34
GPU Temps run between 29-34 for normal use and in the mid-50s when gaming
Sys Temps running in the mid to high 30s

I ran memtest86 and it passed.

Almost every time a different driver is listed a... Read more

A:New build experiencing BSOD with multiple drivers listed as cause

Welcome to the Forum.

Your dumps do come with a lot of different codes.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff8000344058c, fffff880197fec10, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!DesktopAlloc+23 )
BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 0, fffff88001b5005f}
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!RtlGetNextExpiredTimerWheelEntry+4f )
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 32e88f, 3, 0}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiBadRefCount+4f )
BugCheck A, {fffffa9a3e814040, 2, 0, fffff80003471b2e}
Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+101ba )
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800034dfafe, fffff8800cdeabb0, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExAcquireResourceSharedLite+4e )
BugCheck 109, {a3a039d8a8e74b4f, b3b7465efb641ab5, fffff800033829fe, 1}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObpLookupDirectoryEntry+3de )
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiKernelCalloutExceptionHandler+e )
???????????????????????... Read more

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"Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2007-12-22 04:41:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 2 Restore Point(s) --
2: 2007-12-22 09:41:59 UTC - RP2 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
1: 2007-12-22 09:40:33 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:57 AM, on 12/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C... Read more

A:Popups, Multiple unknown processes, Multiple viruses and malware found...

TeaTimer is an excellent tool for the prevention of spyware but it can sometimes prevent HijackThis from fixing certain things. Please disable TeaTimer for now until you are clean. TeaTimer can be re-activated once your HijackThis log is clean.Open Spybot Search & Destroy.
In the Mode menu click "Advanced mode" if not already selected.
Choose Yes at the Warning prompt.
Expand the Tools menu.
Click Resident.
Uncheck the Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings) active. box.
In the File menu click Exit to exit Spybot Search & Destroy.

Double click ResetTeaTimer.bat to remove all entries set by TeaTimer.


Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Curb tool help dart] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Move Bore Curb Tool\That This.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CreativeWeb] C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\APPLIC~1\LITEPL~1\Defy bias plus.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

Ignore any prompts for a reboot


1. Please choose from any of the above links. Download the file & Save it to Desktop.

2. Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

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Hello All-
I am part of team of people who are experiencing a weird issue that we cannot seem to pin point the root cause of;
So far the only commonality between the computers seems to be Windows 7 and LabTech Software.
I, personally have seen the issue occur on 3 separate computers. It happens when you reboot the machine. However, we have a large network on machines on various clients and we are noticing the issue on a certain percentage of our clients, and then a certain percentage of their machines. It does not appear to be spreading, but it has affected a great number of computers.
One of the computers was unable to install windows updates, .NET seemed to have been turned off, unable to turn it on, event viewer was inaccessible, restoring windows worked the first few times and now the restore will not even work. (that computer is hosed after experiencing the crash 4 times)
Another computer, which I am currently on, is still repairing and rebooting into windows. I rebooted into a restore point from yesterday morning "after the crash." The user used the computer all day yesterday without issue. We decided that we would use it to perform some test on...
I booted it into safe mode and ran an MBAM scan.
I found 2527 threats and attempted to remove them (necessary reboot)
computer would not boot up, necessary restore.
tried to remove malware bytes which was still there, but could not, downloaded a removal tool recommended by MBAM, removed prog... Read more

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I have an MX850 and an MX870 printer both connected to my LAN.

I also use an application called CD Label Print. When I started that program I noticed that there were 3 MX850 printers listed, the original and a (Copy 1) and (Copy 2).

So I went to devices and printers and saw there was a MX850 and a MX850 (Copy 2). No (Copy 1). So I removed the (Copy 2) printer and fax.

I went back to CD Label print and saw that it still said MX850 and MX850 (Copy 1).

Went back to devices and printers and sure enough, MX850 was gone and MX850 (Copy 1) was present. So I pressed F5. It changed to MX850. Press F5 again, it changed back to MX850 (Copy 1).

It changes non-stop. It alternates betweem the two settings every time I press F5.

How do I fix this?

oh, btw; I've tried uninstall re-install. I've also contacted Canon support who are dumbfounded. I also had to manually remove the registry entries and start menu entries because the canon uninstaller doesn't so it.

And.. I cannot use CD Label print. Each time I try to print a label it insists on asking where to save the file, rather than printing it.


A:Printer name in Devices and printer keeps changing every few seconds

Found the solution...

For some bizarre reason the port assigned to both printers was FILE: God knows how that happened.

Once I set them to the correct ports that were created at install I could print properly and the alternating name in devices and printers stayed fixed.


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I'm trying to help someone with their Windows 7 machine. They told me that there were a lot of updates that were recently applied and I'm wondering if one of them was an optional driver update provided from Microsoft for his printer. When you go into Devices and Printers the printer is shown but it isn't considered a printer, with the icon for it falling under "Unspecified" (see attached screenshot).

I've seen BSOD's result from drivers for wireless adapters and video cards that were delivered via Windows update before so the first thing I tried was to go to HP's website and download the basic driver from their website, a very small download. Installation appeared to be successful and for a moment appeared to fix the problem because a queued print job started to print. But when we tried to print something else the system said there were no printers installed to use again. Also for a brief moment the printer (as well as a couple of other soft printers like the Fax option and Microsoft's PDF maker knockoff; can't remember what it's called) did appear for a minute with the green check mark over the correct printer icon. It looked like it was fixed for about a minute but then reverted back to what you see in the screenshot without any interaction from us.

So it seems sort of like a driver issue but perhaps there's some service crashing in the background. I don't know. Any ideas?

A:HP Laserjet 1018 stopped working; listed under "Unspecified" in Devices and Printers

I don't have any trouble shooting ideas on this. Might be best to just delete it and then install it from scratch--using the latest installation package from HP's site if there is one.

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How do I add an Apple I-pad to Microsoft Outlook devices.
At the moment only my desk top is listed.
Can't seem to get "add a device" to accept my I-pad.
Can you help?

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

A:Unknown Virus, Trojan, Spyware after multiple reboots and multiple virusscan attempts $RECYCLE.BIN returns and system fold...

Sir or Ma'am, We at my house really appreciate your reply.I turned off this computer since the last post on June 6, 2010.I have been checking online from a different computer daily for replies, which is infected as well.I assume we should fix them one at a time, as two others are in the same condition, and possibly a third; correct?Okay as for Today June 14, 2010 at 3:50pm Central when I turned on my computer it had no internet connection.I had to manually go to Control Panel and start a new connection. However HP assistant found it but wouln't connect, strange huh?Additionally, magically a Human Interface device installed on the this boot up as well.Lastly before going to control panel to manually connect to the internet in the CMD prompt when I did an IPCONFIG /all it had some strange stuff(AFTER Reading below there is still more, I thought it was done...)Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.C:\Users\Leslie>ipconfig /allWindows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Leslie-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter Physical Address. .... Read more

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I have protable device that won't autoplay when plugged , but it is shown in my computer and it's fully functional , it is not visible in the Autoplay option in the control panel , I tried reinstalling the device , but same thing , I followed Shawn's topic , how to set autoplay for non-volume devices... Didn't work , tried another device , and same thing happend.

When I plug them to my laptop , they autoplay and the device option show in the autoplay , in the control panel.

Other autoplay , removelable drives , CD/DVD working fine .
Any idea ?

It's not important tho , if this help , could it be related to AV software guard ? I have Kaspersky internet security , and Avast internet security , are installed , KS is switched off , ( testing both on deciding my new AV software )
I checked both , nothing seems to do anything with devices control except scanning.

Both systems using Windows 7 x64
Thanks all.

A:Portable devices not listed in Autoplay option . Won't pop autoplay.

Have a look here first -

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off

Have you given the drive a name or is it just seen as a drive letter as that might be the problem otherwise I can point you to a comment I recently made for a solution that worked for me, it is possible that the 'unknown drives' option is blocking autoplay. Have a look at the two key locations with Regedit to see what the values are and then have a look at the list I posted -

Auto play not working

There may not be a key value for NoDriveTypeAutoRun but if you want Autoplay on everything then the following value should work since hardly anyone uses RAM disks these days. Note the comments about exporting the keys to enable returning to a previous state if you do not use Restore.

;Disables Autoplay on RAM disks only

Hope this is of some help.

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Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.

Our Hardware:
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection

Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page

What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.

My questions:
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.

A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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What is a HID compliance device.
What is a HID Consumer Control Device

I just downgraded from Vista Business to WXP Tablet addition using a retail version.

Device manager is showing 2 devices that it can't find drivers for:

1. HID compliance device
2. HID consumer control device

A:HID Devices unknown

Check out Human Interface Devices

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i have 8 unknown devices in device manager under imaging devices. and i can't uninstall them all i can do is disable them. when i try to uninstall i get "failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the computer. i have been trying to get my old canoscan fb620u scanner to work. how can i get rid of those unknown devices?

A:8 unknown devices

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Hey all, I'd just like to say I appreciate any help in advance, as this problem is really bothering me.

Background info:

Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
GeForce 6100
nForce 410


So I've had this computer for awhile, a little over a year. Sometimes my USB mouse would become unresponsive so I'd have to unplug it and replug it in, I thought nothing of it, it was an old mouse. So a few days ago this occurs, I unplug it and plug it back in and I get an 'Unknown USB Device' bubble. I restart and all is well, until I have to print a paper for my sister. I print and nothing comes out, I think its a printer problem until I plug in my camera and get a "Use USB 2.0 for faster speeds", which never came up before. I plug in my phone and I get "Samsung CDMA Technologies" with a yellow !, but no drivers, as there aren't any needed for the Samsung Rant, yet it still won't connect. I reformat after days of being a bit worried about it and the problem still exists after the reformat. I tried leaving it off and unplugged for a half hour and nothing works, even the clean format didn't help..

Anyway, thanks in advance for any suggestions.. I'm afraid that somethings failing.

USB problems..
- Mouse being detected on and off
- Printer being detected as "Unknown Device" and not working even when drivers are installed.. according to the PC it doesn't even detect it as a printer because it ... Read more

A:Almost All USB Devices Unknown

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Hey sevenforums

im trying to set up a laptop - HP pavillion dv7-2030ev

now, in the device manager it shows 5 unknown devices:

Base System Device
Base System Device
Base System Device
Unknown device
Unknown device

When i check the 3 first it says: Location: PCI bus 6, device 0; function 1 3 and 4 respectively.

When I click on the 1st unknown device it says Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compiant System
and when i click on the 2nd it says Location: on Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919

I have installed some drivers from the website of intel (Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility) but they all appear.

What can these be? Should I just use a driver update program (like drivergenius) to install the drivers for these devices?

A:unknown devices

Hi watakrak, Download the drivers from here Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv7-2030ev Entertainment Notebook PC | HP? Support most likely you will need the chipset drivers ,the ethernet drivers and the card reader drivers

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Hello, i just reformatted my PC and there are a lot of unknown devices in the device manager, and most of the ones missing are very important (RAID controller, PCI controller ect.)

Can someone PLEASE tell me a way to identify them so i can use my hardware?

Much thanks

A:unknown devices

You'll need to identify the motherboard manufacturer and model, if you don't know it you can use a program like SIW to find out:
Once you do that you can go to the manufacturer's website and download the correct drivers.

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Hi there, just reinstalled Windows 7 and there are some unknown devices in the device manager:

I know that one is the fingerprint reader which i dont care, what are the others? Maybe bluetooth?


A:What are this unknown devices

I believe this problem may be to do with a card reader on your PC.

Make sure that you install the correct device drivers from your PC manufacturer's website or the disk that came with your PC (probably under removable media or chipset).

I hope this helps, if you have any questions please ask.


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A:Unknown devices?

You need to install drivers for that printer.

The unknown devices might be either disconnected or leftovers from a driver upgrade. I also have them plus some weird devices out there. I don't worry about them. You can remove them (I will do that in my case)

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I'm having trouble with unknown devices. I have the Nintendo Ds Max Media Player and it came with a usb cable and a gigapack. The gigapack is supposed to be recognized automatically by the pc and it is listed as an Unknown Device. It doesn't require any drivers and in the Device status it says it is working properly. I connect and reconnect it and it still says Unknown Device. What should I do? I can't buy a new one because I am low on money.

A:Unknown Devices

what operating system you running? does it work?

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Got a thinkpad t20 with a fresh win 2000 install and all is happy except for an unknown device in the hardware config that is irritating me. By connection it shows as being on the same line as the acpi controller and the ac adaptor but I have no idea what it is or what drivers to install. Can anyone shed any light on what it is and where to get drivers for it?

A:unknown devices...

Hi NiteFall

I don't know whats missing but you can check at this site for information.

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I have a tiny U64 with an Athlon 64 processor, running XP pro. when plugging in any USB device they show up as 'unknown device'. I have rebooted ,unstacked the USB controllers and hubs, checked drivers, unistalled all devices!! Yet when I plug in a plug and play device, it recognises that a device has been inserted, then 'new hardware' installed appears shortly followed by ' the device has malfunctioned' then 'unknown device'. None of the devices power up i.e 'DANE ELEC' data stick, Targus mouse, logitech tracball' and so on.The Bios says USB's OK. Completely stumped????

A:All USB devices 'unknown'

in the device manager click on the view tab and show hidden devices
uninstall all entries for usb
shut down the computer and remove all usb plugs
restart the comp twice and then replug every thing in

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I just installed a new motherboard ( Epox VIA P4M800) on my Pentium 4 system. I did a repair install and when I open device manager it lists alot of unknown devices and my internet will not connect. When you try to set up the connection ppoe is grayed out and not selectable under the new connections wizzard. The ethernet is built in to the motherboard and I did install the driver for it. Also what is all the unknown devices. I ran add new hardware and it came up with nothing. any help will be appreciated.

A:unknown devices?

You will need to get the drivers for those devices, it's probably whats stopping you going online, once you install them all see if it's cured your problem.

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Hey all, I'd just like to say I appreciate any help in advance, as this problem is really bothering me.

Background info:

Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
GeForce 6100
nForce 410


So I've had this computer for awhile, a little over a year. Sometimes my USB mouse would become unresponsive so I'd have to unplug it and replug it in, I thought nothing of it, it was an old mouse. So a few days ago this occurs, I unplug it and plug it back in and I get an 'Unknown USB Device' bubble. I restart and all is well, until I have to print a paper for my sister. I print and nothing comes out, I think its a printer problem until I plug in my camera and get a "Use USB 2.0 for faster speeds", which never came up before. I plug in my phone and I get "Samsung CDMA Technologies" with a yellow !, but no drivers, as there aren't any needed for the Samsung Rant, yet it still won't connect. I reformat after days of being a bit worried about it and the problem still exists after the reformat. I tried leaving it off and unplugged for a half hour and nothing works, even the clean format didn't help..

Anyway, thanks in advance for any suggestions.. I'm afraid that somethings failing.

USB problems..
- Mouse being detected on and off
- Printer being detected as "Unknown Device" and not working even when drivers are installed.. according to the PC it doesn't even detect it as a printer because it asks me to in... Read more

A:Almost All USB Devices Unknown

well i have had similar problems.
my usb ports are 2.0
i went to the store and bought a 1.5 usb plug in, and everything worked fine again.

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Any way to figure out what these are?

A:Unknown Devices

Can you post your specs.

What hardware is not working?

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I began having BSOD's around a month and a half ago, but assumed it was due to errors in Windows installation disk. Recently my CPU fan began to run constantly, either quietly or sometimes it runs very hard and loud. CPU frequently running at 100%. I have used TDSKill, and it cleaned a few files, run GMER but not sure what to do with results. It does show lots of ntoskernel entries. After one scan it did say scan showed rootkit infection but no disinfection advice. Ran Eset Online scan, no results found. Ran Malware bytes, it has never found anything for me, even in the worst of infected comupters and with .exe renamed. Does not find anything now. Ad Aware finds nothing but cookies. Ran Hijack This and it did not indicated anything particular to fix. But I know that I am infected with something. At one point I had betwen 6 and 11 Local Area Connections listed when I would do IPCONFIG. Did Daren's Boot and Nuke and reinstalled OS, and Catchme log info:

disk not found C:\

please note that you need administrator rights to perform deep scan
detected NTDLL code modification:
ZwEnumerateKey 0 != 116, ZwQueryKey 0 != 244, ZwOpenKey 0 != 182, ZwClose 0 != 50, ZwEnumerateValueKey 0 != 119, ZwQueryValueKey 0 != 266, ZwOpenFile 0 != 179, ZwQueryDirectoryFile 0 != 223, ZwQuerySystemInformation 0 != 261Initialization error

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A:Multiple Local Area Connections and Catchme log says: disk not found C:\ but C: drive is present, listed as D: in anothe...

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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I have Verizon FIOS, 2 desktop PCs (1-Windows XP Home; 1-Ubuntu); 1 laptop (Windows Vista); and 1 USB printer connected directly to the Windows XP Home desktop PC.

I want to be able to print from any of my workstations directly to the printer. It is not a networked printer, as it connects directly to the Windows XP desktop PC.

Is this possible? If so, how? Everything is hard-wired to a wireless router except for the laptop which uses the wireless capabilities.

Thanks in advance.

A:3 Devices; 1 Printer How to share the printer?


Yes just make sure that all pc's or laptops have the same ID, for the networking then make sure that all of them see the printer.

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              HP Photosmart D1000 not shown in add printers and  Devices, I want to install Printer ai have no Disc

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Hi Users ,

On a Sony Vaio SVT1312b4E Notebook I have two unknown devices that are missing drivers and I haven't a clue what they are . The laptop is working fine on build 14279 .
I don't use the SD card reader so it might be that but not sure . I just like to see no exclamation marks in device manager . I have clicked on "search for updated drivers " but cant find any .

See below. Thanks

A:Other Devices / Unknown device

Have a look at the details tab in the Properties window and then paste the Hardware ID into google and see if that will identify what it is.

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Hopefully someone can help me with this, I have an eMachines t5224 running Vista Home Premium; Removed a couple tdss rootkits, lots of malware, cleaned it up and am getting found new hardware wizard which is pointing to unknow USB devices. I unplugged all USB devices and in safe mode uninstalled all USB root, rebooted, and same thing. When I let Windows try and find the drivers it comes up empty. I also used driver agent which is not listing the unknown devices after scan! I'm 99.9% sure system is clean, there is no tdss listed in device manager and all malware is gone. Any ideas would be helpful and appreciated!

A:Solved: unknown devices

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I purchased a mouse keyboard combo that works as long as the computer is awake but when the computer sleeps the device will not wake up the computer. I believe it is because it its registered as an unknown device. How can I resolve this? Ill post a link of the device.

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard (Built-in TouchPad/Laser Pointer) - Black:Amazon:Electronics

A:How do I make an unknown devices known

It should be using the windows default HID driver. If it isn't I can't tell you why that has happened.
You may want to check windows update to see if any optional updates are outstanding.

There is no driver specifically for this device though. None was ever made.

You may also want to try disabling selective suspend.

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Fresh install of windows 2000 professional. loaded drivers for PCI BUS, audio, video and network adapter. Still have an unknown device in device manager listed under other devices. I googled and searched and dont come up with anything that fits this.

A:unknown device in other devices

Download and install HWINFO32 it will list all your hardware:

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Alright, one of my users is on a Dell Optiplex using Windows 2000.
We cannot add a printer, at all...
I can open the printers folder, and in there is the icon for 'Add Printer', but when I double-click on it, absolutely nothing happens, nada, zip, zero...
I went through and made sure that all the latest hotfixes, patches, and service packs are installed, but still nothing...
Upon going into Device Manager, I noticed that the printer was listed as 'Unknown Device', hmm...
But then I looked at everything else, (NIC, display adapter, sound card, and all that good stuff), and EVERYTHING is listed as an unknown device
The wierd thing is, is that everything else works fine despite being 'unknown'.
So I've been searching ALL over the web to see if anyone knows anything about what's going on here, but no luck.
Hopefully you fine people, who have been so helpful in the past, can come up with something.
So does anyone know if these two issues are related?
Even if they're not, does anyone know how to fix either one?
I would rather not reinstall 2000, but if it comes down to it...


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I have 3 unknown devices on my toshiba A135-2256 laptop.
I am trying to go from vista to xp, I formated fresh installed xp home with spk3 and all updates.
I mananged to find drivers for everything else but the three unknown devices
two- unknown devices ACPI-Compliant system devices
one- Video controller (vga compatible)
(I have tried to install the ATI drivers from there site and it has an error saying not compatible with my device or system)

Can Anyone help me with this ?

A:help with unknown devices & drivers


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Ive been having problems with Win7 DPC spikes
I installed Windows SDK (Performance Monitor is it? too locate the problem) I didnt install all of it just the bit needed

and when I turned on the laptop before it was trying to install device drivers for about 50 devices...??? each device it could not find drivers for...???

can anyone help with this?

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I have an dell dimension 2400 pc i had deleted some files with adware and now my usb's do not work. I bought a belkin pci card and installed it have usb's but under unknown in device manager it has all yellow? with yellow! and gives me a code 1 on it when clicking on properties. please i want to either recover my dell usb files or use my belkin usbs so i can get my web cam up and running...

A:yellow ? with ! in unknown devices help

Adaware will put the deleted files in quarantine if you did not delete the files in quarantine you can restore them.

You could also try a restore point,,,,,,,,, start>programs>accesories>system tools> system restore. Choose a restore point to before the time the problem started.

Another option would be if your dell came with a driver cd you could reload the usb drivers off of it

As far as the usb card, did you load the drivers that came with the card on a cd?

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I just clean installed W7 on a Compaq F767NR laptop formerly running Vista SP1.
All went well and the laptop is up and running.
The laptop has a Quanta 30EA motherboard - Chipset nForce 560 Rev A2

In Device Manager there were 5 unknown devices listed.
1. PCI Bus 2, Device 5, Function 1 - Base System Device
2. PCI Bus 2, Device 5, Function 2 - Base System Device
3. PCI Bus 2, Device 5, Function 3 - Base System Device
4. Coprocessor, PCI Bus 0, Device 1, Function 3
5. Other Devices - MS ACPI Compatible Device

Windows Update had 2 drivers in Important Updates
HP Quick Launch Keys - installed, solved #5 above.
Ricoh Picture Card Controller Driver - installed, solved #3 above.

I then installed Vista chipset drivers v2.5A from HP for this laptop in compatibility mode. (SP37711.exe)
Solved #4 above.

That leaves me with #1 and #2 to go. Windows can't find drivers for these devices. The Hardware Ids are:
#1 is PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&Subsys_30EA103C&Rev 12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592& CC_0800

#2 is PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&Subsys_30EA103C&Rev 12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843& CC_0800

From PCI both devices are RICOH
#1 seems to be a Memory Stick Host Controller
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A:Need Drivers for 2 Unknown Devices

Have you try updating the drivers from here

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario F767NR Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (Chile - English)

This may be of help.
Hardware Identification

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Hi there! I am running Windows XP Server Pack 2. Computer is usually connected to a network but today in the device driver 4 devices are unrecognized: Ethernet Controller, PCI, SM Bus & Video Controller are all non-operational. Any advice would be great. Did a Windows XP Repair with the installation disk, did not fix the problem.

A:Networking down, devices unknown?

use system restore and restore to a time when it was working fine, see if that helps.

also reinstall the drivers for the afflicted devices.

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Hi everyone, got a 2nd hand lappy and i've re-installed windows and have been installing all the drivers i can, but i am left with 3 devices that are unknown in the device manager but i have no idea what these things are...

Here is an screenshot:

Can you help?

A:3 unknown devices in device manager...?

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I reinstalled 98SE on my laptop recently to clean up some problems I was having, now there are 3 Unknown Devices in the device manager, and I get prompted to install drivers for them every time i reboot. Windows can't figure out what the devices are, and neither can I. I'm pretty sure one of them is my soundcard, but I don't know what to do with the other two files. Is there any free diagnostic programs that can tell me what these devices are? I'm going to try Belarc and see if that helps.

A:3 Unknown Devices since I reinstalled 98SE

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My friend just re-bought a computer, and it's not recognizing his Ethernet connection. There are no unknown devices (Other Devices), there is no "Network Adapter" list in Device Manager. The LED lights up in the back of the system, but the computer is not recognizing it. The cable is not faulty, and is currently working.

What could be wrong?

Thanks in Advance,

A:No Internet Connection, No Unknown Devices. Help?

Rather odd that it's not appearing as an unknown device, but all the same have you tried just installing the necessary drivers anyway?

When you go into the Network and Sharing Centre does it display any network adapters there?

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I clean installed an ASUS Laptop Model a2500h, Windows XP Home edition SP3.

There are two drivers that I can't seem to locate. The Hardware ID's are as follows.


I know ASUS often has utility programs that show up as drivers, for example I had the ACPI\ATK0100 which was listed as an UNKNOWN DEVICE, and I installed that utility fine.

I am just not sure about the other two. I was told on another forum that it could be something to do with the sound drivers, but I suspect it is one of ASUS' little utility programs.

Any help would be appreciated. Also if any additional info is required, let me know and I will post it.

A:Device Manager 2 Unknown devices Help?

You can go to asus's official website to download drivers, in most cases is a sound card problem.Or you can go to download a "My Drivers", to another similarly configured machine up a backup drive, then copy to your computer up.Good luck.

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Hi, I just reformatted my Dell inpiron 1520 and downgraded from a windows vista 32 to windows xp 32. I was able to install all drivers except for a few. in the device manager under other devices there are 4 yellow question mark/exclamation mark points. 3 of the 4 are Base System Device and the last one is SM Bus Controller. Can someone help me determine what drivers i am missing? Thanks in advance

A:Unknown Devices after clean install

Sounds like you might be missing the chipset drivers from here

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So one day I turned on my computer from a hibernation, and the windows didn't resume correctly, so i dumped the restore and just rebooted. Following that, none of my usb devices worked. In my device manager, under Universal Serial Bus controllers, there are two unknown devices (I uploaded a picture).

I've looked all over microsoft support for an update that would help, and I couldn't find anything. PLEASE HELP!! I NEED MY FLASH DRIVE FOR COLLEGE!!

A:Need help desperately, Unknown devices problem

Download a program called DriverMax. There is a free trial for this. This program has an "Unknown Devices identifier" and is very easy to use

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Today I looked at my Bluetooth settings on my Surface Pro 3 and noticed there were two devices paired to my computer that I don't recognize. One was an LG keyboard phone, another is a computer. I removed both devices. I have never authorized these devices to connect and I am the only user of my computer.
Is this a cause for concern? What access could these devices gain in this way? I leave my Bluetooth on all the time, is that unwise?
Thanks for any advice.

A:Unknown devices paired via Bluetooth

Set up a wi-fi protected access.,2817,2420002,00.asp

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Toshiba A305-s6858
Vista Home Premium SP2
64 Bit

I have 4 USB ports available, 2 on the left and 2 on the right.

I can't seem to get any of them to work any longer.

When I plug anything in on the two on the left, nothing, not a thing happens.

When I plug things in on the right, it recognizes it and it installs but tells me the device is unknown. No matter the device, it's always unknown in either port.

Until yesterday, when I removed some upper filters and lower filters associated the GearA??? it constantly was giving me that "plunking" sound like something had been plugged into a USB port and it was "not recognized". That was driving me nuts as I could not get it to stop.

I have been reading on here for a couple of days and gone through all the troubleshooting:

Cleaned drivers with Driveclean.exe in folder system32
Uninstalled the devices in device manager as instructed.
Ran SIV - Service Information Viewer
Updated chipsets and drivers
Gone thru instructions to remove upper and lower filters with Regjump
(however there are other upper filters and lower filters associated with other stuff in the Registry)
Read thru instructions and ran serviwin.
I've even been inside the computer to make sure no wires were loose.

When checking USBSTOR with serviwin here is what I get:
USB Mass Storage Driver
USB Mass Storage Class Driver 6.0.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830) ... Read more

A:All devices in USB ports install as Unknown

It's another long shot but again, is easy to do, so give it a try. You have the same symptoms so try the same trick as in this thread Driver failure, unknown devices in USB controller. It worked there. Maybe for you too> <fingers crossed>

LookinAround said:

I've seen this trick work on only just a couple occasions but is easy so is also worth a try for your symptoms

Shut down computer. Unplug from the wall. Remove battery if its a laptop. Let it sit for an hour or two to discharge power. Then plug back in and try again.

Hope it may help <fingers crossed>Click to expand...


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Hi all, I'm assisting a friend fix his laptop and Ihave come up against a problem which is rather annoying. The Model is a HP DV6 6102AX. The laptop was updated to Windows 10 quite rudely by Microsoft and had all sorts of problems so have decided toput back on Win 7 64 bit Home Premium. Had problems with the recovery discs not installing so I have installed a fresh install which has installed ok but 3 items remain in Other Devices. The Wireless Lan is not showing up at all but the Wired LAN is OK. I have tried the USB 3.0 driver on the support page and no luck. Any assistance greatly appreciated Unknown DeviceUSB\VID_138A&PID_0018&REV_0078USB\VID_138A&PID_0018 PCI DevicePCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&SUBSYS_358D103C&REV_01PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&SUBSYS_358D103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&CC_FF0000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&CC_FF00 Network ControllerPCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_1483103C&REV_01PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_1483103CPCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_028000PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_0280

A:Drivers For Unknown Devices HP DV6 6102AX

Hi: You need these drivers for the ID's you posted... Unknown Device: This package contains the driver that enables the Validity Fingerprint Sensor in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The fingerprint sensor scans fingerprints for use with biometric security applications. File name: sp56169.exe PCI Device: This package contains the driver that enables the Realtek Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones. File name: sp52669.exe Network Controller: This package contains drivers for the supported Broadcom Wireless LAN Adapters in the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems. File name: sp57965.exe You will also need this bluetooth driver for that model wlan card... This package contains the Broadcom Bluetooth driver and software for supported models that are running a supported operating system. Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Driver is required to enable Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 devices and is compatible with Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 and earlier versions. File name: sp61617.exe

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I've installed a clean Windows 10 x64 on my  HP Envy x360 15-ar052sa and there are two unknown devices in device manager. Perhaps by no coincidence the touch screen is not working. I can see in system infomation (and device manager > unknown device properties > Details > Device instance path) the following codes:ACPI\ELAN0732\3&291F7AFD&0BTH\MS_BTHPAN\7&341F44D5&0&2 <Category name="Problem Devices"><Data><Device><![CDATA[Not Available]]></Device><PNP_Device_ID><![CDATA[BTH\MS_BTHPAN\7&341F44D5&0&2]]></PNP_Device_ID><Error_Code><![CDATA[The drivers for this device are not installed.]]></Error_Code></Data><Data><Device><![CDATA[Not Available]]></Device><PNP_Device_ID><![CDATA[ACPI\ELAN0732\3&291F7AFD&0]]></PNP_Device_ID><Error_Code><![CDATA[The drivers for this device are not installed.]]></Error_Code></Data></Category> Does anyone know which drivers are required? Many thanks 

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My problem is that I have a list of 257 unknown devices in Device Manager.
I tried downloading software that will detect them and tried googling the problem but no luck, so I'm really hoping you can help me :)

The below images can clearly show the problem..
If it helps, the Windows diagnostic test (or w/e) lists them as PlugAndPlay.

A:Unknown devices in Device Manager

Is this a new install, an existing install that this just started happening?
Have you added any new components lately?

If you delete them do they come back?

Is there anything not working on you PC?

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I have Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit) & Hyper V where Windows 7 (32 bit) is installed as a client.
There are some strange unknown devices shown in Dev Mgr for Windows 7 (pls check attachment).
Where do they come from ?

A:Unknown devices in Device Manager


Install Intel Chipset DriversIf Unknown still exist. Right click on it->Properties->Details and look for device ID then google for it. If found, install the driver for the device.If still unable to install the drivers. Download: Download Driver Booster 2 Free, the most Effective Driver Updater, to Update Drivers in ONE Click | IObit and run it.
NOTE: Make sure you uncheck the additional offer to install other software.

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I have a THOMSON TG585 v7 DSL router and when I browsed devices connected i found 2 unknown devices and apart from my 2 pcs, a switch and a media player I have nothing else wired and the wireless option is disabled.

A:unknown devices connected to DSL router

Obvious question #1: do you learn anything by clicking on the unknown devices?

Obvious question #2: do the unknown devices correspond to the switch and media player (check the MAC addresses)?

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I've just reinstalled win98 onto a thinkpad 760ed and have 2 unknown devices. One is a pci multimedia adapter (so it claims) the other is just showing as unknown. What are they and where can I get drivers for them/ Any help would be much appreciated as its really bugging me now.

A:Thinkpad 760ed unknown devices

Hi NiteFall
Probably the audio, modem, and video adaptors.

You can try looking here for some of the downloads.

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When i Went through my device manager i notices that there is about 150 unknown devices in network adapters list i slows my computer so much
when i check out the details the hardware id was found to be eset_epfwndismp
So i thought it is becos of eset firewall security so i removed eset and check out wht hpned bt no way i still find those unknown devices still now
i searched for registry to check weather eset is fully removed or is there any reg file left ova thre i noticed
is stil thre.. and i try to delete the key and i am unable to delete i tried with changing permission alsooo
I am using windows 7 home premium 64bit
RAM 4gb
Hard disk 320
dual core processr 2.2 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
Thank you in advanced

A:More than 100 unknown devices in network adapters

Hi, welcome to the forums

Have you tried removing the devices in Device Manager? You should be able to right-click and select 'Uninstall'

You may also need to remove the individual sub folders in regedit before removing the parent folder.


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Appreciate some assistance.

Trying to help someone with a Gateway PC running WMe. It is one of those very compact desktops with 3 USB ports in back, sound card input/output/mike, modem telephone line jack, and video connector. Not even a printer port on it.

USB Mouse does not want to work.

The individual has downloaded software from the Gateway site, but the issue prevails.

In Device Manager (Safe Mode or not), there is a listing for (+)Other Devices with an Unknown Device under it.

In the (+) Universal Serial Bus Controllers, the following appear:

USB Controllers
Generic USB Hub
Generic USB Hub
Intel 82801AA USB
Unknown Device
USB Composite Device

Attempts to remove the Unknown devices from Device Manager proved futile, and the mouse still does not work.

Any thoughts?

A:Unknown Devices/USB Mouse Lost

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Hi All,

I installed new software to use USB port to connect the board and program that board During this installation some things went wrong and all my USB port are not responding or not working at all...

When i checked the Device Manager it shows like Other device -> Unknown device..

I install the chipset from Toshiba download and still I can?t solve the prob....

my USB all port not working..
my WiFi is not working..
my Camera is not working...

i use..

Toshiba satellite L300-110 SYSTEM UNIT
Model No: PSLB0E

OS - Vista 32 Ultimate x86

i try to update the driver for that unwknown device from Device Manager but it show the eorror like..

windows found driver for your device but encounter an problem while attempting to install it..

inter(R) ICH8 family USB Universal Host Controller 2834

an error occur during installing of the driver

The driver installing file for this device is missing a necessary entry. this may be bcz of INF was written for win95 or later, contact ur hardware vendor.. ..

and also i check the Unknown device-> property it show error code (code28)....

i uninstalled that new software and i try to install the chip set from Toshiba but no change...still it show the same error message as above....

when i try to install the driver for camera inbuilt in system it stop installing and show error and exit the installation..

as i installed lot of driver i dont have old restore point to restore my system too....

i... Read more

A:Unknown devices in device manager

You could try this.

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We just got a Toshiba Protege R500-S5006X at work. There were no system disks in the box, and I've already blown-away the entire hard-drive to install one of our images on it. I've done a fresh install of Windows XP Professional with SP3 and have downloaded and installed every driver I can find on the Toshiba website (audio, bluetooth, lan, storage matrix, video, wifi, modem, chipset and the touchpad). Yet after all that, I *still* have two "Unknown Devices" in the Device Manager, and I'm damned if I can figure out what they are supposed to be.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unknown Devices in a Toshiba Protege

All devices in the comp are identified in the registry:

I'll be back with the location.

HK Local Machine, System, Current Control Set, Enum , PCI.

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Every time I start my PC, it tries to install 2 "New Devices", but fails to find drivers for them. I suspect one is my Firewire card, but I don't use it.

On Windows XP, there is a tab for "Don't try to install this device again," but I am using Windows ME on this computer. How can I get rid of this problem so my computer will boot with trying to install these devices every single time?


A:How to Stop Unknown Devices from Trying to Install?

well...not trying to be too cynical but upgrading to XP may
solve a lot of problems...

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Hi all.

A couple days ago, I installed Windows 7 (through MSDNAA).

I have a problem with some devices. The situation can be seen here:

I tried updating driver software through windows and it said it was unable to find drivers

I have no idea what the "Unknown Device" may be. The "Multimedia Video controller" I'm guessing is my Nvidia graphics card? The Mass Storage Device I think is my Magicgate memory card slot, but I'm not sure.

I have an Nvidia 8400M GT graphics card and judging by what I've seen on the resolution window (and device manager), I'm currently running on my standard VGA graphics device, and not my Nvidia.

I manually searched for the drivers for my graphics card off the Nvidia site, but every time I try to install it, I get this messege

]I've already tried reformatting and reinstalling windows 7, now I'm running out of ideas. Can anybody please help?

I'm using a Sony Vaio TP3 computer. It's a "desktop" with laptop components and was initially running on Vista.


A:Can't install drivers for my (unknown) devices??

For your unknowns try this. Unknown Device Identifier - Freeware Download

As far as the card, make sure you got the right drivers from nvidia for either x32 or x64 for windows 7. also try windows update a few times, not everything comes up right away. do these and report back lol

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Hi all,

I've recently purchased a new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything is running like a dream except I have five devices with removable storage showing in My Computer. All I have attached is a WD External Hard Drive which I have assigned to E: changing my CD drive to K:

Is there any particular reason why these 5 additional unknown devices have appeared and can they be safely removed?

Many thanks in advance

A:Unknown Devices with Removable Storage

Include your system specs so us helpers can look up your system on the internet - motherboard, video card etc.

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