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Old 02-11-2005, 06:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Upon starting PC , I have to cancel "Found New Hardware" six times !! I checked Device Manager , and there is a main item depicted by a yellow question mark , named "Other Devices". Open this item, and there are 6 more yellow question marks.
Properties only say "Unknown" , and no drivers given as there are none installed for each listing.

This began after I did 2 updates from M'softs update site. One was for a Firewire fix if you've done SP2 install. The other was for Nvidia sound.

Sound seems to be working fine.
I Uninstall all six listed question marks, but they reappear after each reboot.
A registry fix perhaps?
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is anything not working properly that you have found so far? You might want to try everything. Also run an Everest report or a PC Wizard 2005 on yourself. That may give you some clue as to what is going on. Liz
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm betting it is a feature on the sound that isn't working properly. I never do the driver updates from windows updates, if I want to update a driver, I've had better luck going to the manufacturers website. If your running XP, try rolling back the drivers that were updated to see if this helps. If your not running XP, you may see if you can remove the drivers via the "add/remove programs". Hope that helps.
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well if you don't see anything wrong with the computer and you just see unknown and stuff, don't stress it, juss remove it or disable existing in hardware profile
that way you don't have to worry about new hardware found
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Able to remove question marks in Device Mgr. , but as noted in first post, each reboot brings up 6 "Found New Hardware" dialogue boxes that you have to "Cancel". That's very annoying, and continues even after I ;
1)uninstalled both new updates (Firewire and Nvidia)
2) Reinstalled the Firewire , and used Realtek site for the sound
driver instead of M'softs update site, which called for Nvidia
instead of Realtek driver. ( I think there's a connection there
anyway....'tween Realteck and Nvidia??)
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I Googled the problem, and came up with this link, suggesting to delete a registry key. I tried several times, and an error pops up , not allowing me to delete the key. Sure sounded like I had the fix here.....but if I cant do what it says, I'm back to square 1.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...nt=1#appliesto
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(hellooooo......anyone there?? Conversing with myself here)

Ok, I un/re-installed a latest Windows updates, but what I think finally stopped the "found new hardware" repetition at startup, was doing a driver roll-back on my display device.
The six "ATI WDM ....." listings re-appeared in Device Mgr/ "sound,video, and game......" . I also uninstalled "secondary" listing under "Display devices", as I was curious why I needed that with only one monitor?
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