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Solved: New hardware found - no hardware attached

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by skime5, Jul 19, 2005.

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  1. skime5

    skime5 Thread Starter

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    When I reboot my laptop, I get a message that new hardware has been found, however, I do not have anything attached to the laptop. How can I get rid of those anoying messages?


    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Is there a description of the "new hardware"?

    And if you look through the Device Manager, including "system devices" do you see anything new there, or marked with a red X or yellow exclamation point?

    Also, when did this begin and did you install anything at all just prior?
     
  3. skime5

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    I went to device manager and sure enough I have several !!! marks on devices not conected to my laptop. How do I fix this issue?
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    What are the devices? Were they previously connected?
     
  5. skime5

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    GPCIEnu0
    PCANDIS5 Protocol Driver
    SDDMI2
    Window Users Mode Driver Framwork

    The only one that I know of that was connected to my laptop was PCANDIS5
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Is this spelled correctly?

    GPCIEnu0

    In any case I would try removing/uninstalling all and rebooting.

    If you get any new hardware found messages on reboot, copy exactly what it says it is finding.

    This may have some association with Dell laptops, and some googling shows this to be a common problem fixed by removing:

    SDDMI2

    PCANDIS5 Protocol Driver >> wireless Netgear adapter? If it is no longer installed it should not be detected. But remove it and see what happens.


    Windows User Mode Driver Framework >>

    not new hardware, but probably a damaged entry relating to sound or video drivers associated with Windows Media Player.

    http://castlecops.com/o23list-644.html
     
  7. skime5

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    Thanks. I uninstalled them and rebooted. seams to have fix the problem.
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    Great, you're welcome.

    I'll mark the thread "solved" then, but for future reference this option is available to you in the Thread Tools menu on this page when appropriate.
     
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