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Thread: How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

  1. #1
    Chris Guest

    How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

    How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?
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    Chris

  2. #2
    Marcin Domaslawski Guest

    Re: How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

    Hi,

    Sometimes it is really hard to identifying. With Vista is that problem that
    often that are problems with drivers. I've met that after Vista installation
    I had one unknown device named Mass Storage device. When I installed all
    drivers to motherboard (some of them was not dedicated for Vista), device
    turned out that it's a sound card ;-)

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    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

    http://www.pcidatabase.com/

    Get the PCI Vendor number and PCI Device numbers from Device Manager and use
    the above web site to track them down.

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    Mary Guest

    RE: How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

    Quick guess--a component of your sound card that doesn't have drivers for
    vista yet. My creative card has no vista driver for the gameport and is
    Unknown pci device.

  5. #5
    Otto Normalverbraucher Guest

    Re: How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

    It could be anything...my unknown device of today was quick launch
    buttons on a HP notebook.

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    Val Guest

    Re: How do you identify an unknown device in device manager?

    I had the unknown device Quicklaunch buttons - funny thing is, there are no
    buttons on my Compaq laptop. But installing a driver for them cleared the
    error. Go figger!

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