Duplicate Entries in Device Manager

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mbotoole

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I just finished an install of Windows XP on a new PC I just built. I have an Asus motherboard and video card, and I installed the drivers on the cds that came with each. I have an Intel P4 3.2 ghz processor, and everything seems to be working properly. However, there are some duplicate entries in the Device Manager. Under Processors, it has my CPU listed twice, and under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the following are all listed twice : Intel Ultra ATA Storage Controllers, Primary IDE Channel, Secondary IDE Channel. I tried to uninstall one of each, but it they didn't go away. It doesn't appear to be hurting anything, just a little bit of an annoyance. Thanks for any help!
 
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Since no one else seems to be taking a stab at this one....

Have you tried deleting both entries and rebooting to see if only one reappears?
 
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The CPU is a Hyperthreading one, so the dual entry would be normal. It is "two CPU's" in the nature of one physical, but two logical processors.

Not sure if that is responsible for the dual IDE entries, but it's possible.
 

mbotoole

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Elvandil said:
Since no one else seems to be taking a stab at this one....

Have you tried deleting both entries and rebooting to see if only one reappears?
Nope, i've just tried deleting one. I thought about deleting both, but thought that may cause problems. I suppose I will just leave it as is since nothing really seems to be functioning wrong.
 

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You will have to do as Elvandil suggests to get rid of them. They will be rebuild when you boot.
 
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