Device Manager

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viking33
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Device Manager

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While messing around with my crippled system, I discovered a unique feature of Device Manager that I never knew about. Now, I have used DM quite a bit in the past but I thought someone else could use this feature.

I saw in DM that there was one item Yellow Flagged but named "Unknown Device" with no other info that was obvious. ( SO what was that unknown device with missing or corrupt driver? )
I found that if you right clicked the device then > properties>details, there was this long list of items that never made too much sense to me as a troubleshooting tool. But if you scroll down to "Product ID" and click it, there was a cryptic number
Copy it and go to your favorite Search Engine and look for that number. Voila!
Lots of info as regards to that number and some download links to a replacement driver. Worked like a champ for me. Mystery solved.
BOB
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Thanks for sharing!
Best wishes,
Hans

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Jay Freedman
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Great tip!

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Well done, VB!!!
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Ho Folks, this is how I've been doing it. File size 108KB
Find Drivers for Unknown Device.pdf
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TX. Handy to know when needed. :cheers:
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Shows what you can find when in desperate straits?
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