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Device Manager problems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Chickadee, Apr 18, 2004.

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  1. Chickadee

    Chickadee Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I have Windows 95 plus, under Device Manager there are two yellow explanation points! One is under hard disk controllers, by standard IDE/ESDI hard disk controller! Then under sound, video, and game controllers by YAMAHA OPL3-SAx Sound System. What is wrong and how do I fix it? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Styxx

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    Boot into Safe Mode - (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted);

    Right click My Computer; Point to Properties; Click the Device Manager tab; Click the plus sign beside CDROM; Highlight each device inside CDROM, each in turn, and click the Add/Remove button until no main CDROM entry is present.

    Repeat with each device below that, Display Adapters etc. (see exceptions below), removing all duplicate entries inside a main heading. If duplicates are present, remove all those Duplicate Entries Only, inside a main heading.

    Do Not bother Hard Disk Controllers, System Devices, and USB controllers.

    Restart via the Start button and Windows will redetect, refresh and only replace those devices needed. There is no use for 2 keyboards, CDROM etc. as those duplicates cause some of the errors you describe.
     
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