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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by urs, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    my Device Manager shows an Unknown Device
    i searched a driver for it in Win98SE's CD but i could not find any driver
    i dont know what is this device
    can anybody help me in knowing ab this device
  2. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    Can you check the properties of it? Have you installed any new hardware lately? Do you have any further info for us about the other device?
  3. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    no i havent installed any hardware lately
    this unknown device is almost a year old
    at that time asked my harware eng. he said it is nothing just leave it. but now i want to know what it is
    what type of info u want???
    Under Resources tab it shows
    Memory Range : FFB80000-FFBFFFFF
    & Used Automatic Settings is selected
    Any other information???
  4. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    You could remove it and if it is somethat that you need windows should find it again once you restart the computer. But that may require you knowing what drivers are needed for it to completely re-install it. My advice would be leave it alone unless it is causing a problem. Unless there is a yellow exclamation mark by it then it is working properly now.

    What was installed a year ago? That is probably where you will find the answer.

    You may be just creating problems if you do remove it.
  5. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    i trying deleting it and windows does detect it when i restart my pc
    and upon that it does have a yellow exclamation mark!!!!!!!!
    i have just added a new hard disk to my pc
    but this is there b4 the installation of the HD
  6. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    Was there a name other than unknown device when windows found it?
  7. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    just an Unkown Device found
  8. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    Attached is a screenshot of my device manager. Are any of these categories missing in yours?

    Attached Files:

  9. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    HCFMODEM & Imaging Device
    and i have an extra
    SCSI controllers apart from other devices
  10. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    hcfmodem -- my modem -- your type may not have this entry

    imaging device -- my scanner and camera --you only have these if you have an imaging device

    scsi controllers --- for those type devices I have none of them.

    Well this didn't seem to help any. If you start to have problems then maybe we can narrow it down as to what the other device is.

    Remove it again and restart again. Watch closely and see if windows installls anything prior to or after finding the other device. Jot any info down and post back here.
  11. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    nopes nothing
    straight away Windows has found a new hardware
    and then Building driver information
    just these 2 screen appears nothing else and then the normal installation wizard

    i just remembered 2 yrs back i had changed my motherboard mayb this might help u

    i just tried to get a driver from motherboard cd but even this failed
  12. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    If and when this creates a problem post it here and we may have something more to go on. If you are uncomfortably with leaving it the way it is now you can try a scanreg /restore back to a few days ago. I'm not sure where to go from here otherwise.

    You could poke around in system information and see if you find anything.
  13. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    oh sure this is the first place i will come when i have a probs
    anyways thanx for ur help
  14. jm100dm


    May 26, 1999
    Checkout the link below. Download Belarc and install it. If you Copy and paste the info here remove any licence info first. That will show you what all you have. Very nice tool to have.

  15. urs

    urs Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2001
    Operating System

    System Model

    Windows 98 SE

    Asset Tag: 0123ABC

    Processor a

    Main Circuit Board

    500 megahertz Intel Pentium III
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Board: ZIDA Instant810C 1.0
    Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 62710 05/20/99


    Memory Modules

    44.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    24.02 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    H+H DVD-ROM DVD-707B [CD-ROM drive]
    Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

    Generic IDE hard disk drive (4.06 GB) -- drive 1
    Generic IDE hard disk drive (40.01 GB) -- drive 0

    64 Megabytes Installed Memory
    64 Megabyte Module Size - 1 Installed
    One Memory Socket is Empty

    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (on drive 0)
    2.14 GB
    400 MB free
    d: (on drive 1)
    4.06 GB
    326 MB free
    e: (on drive 0)
    7.86 GB
    5.73 GB free
    f: (on drive 0)
    10.01 GB
    2.53 GB free
    g: (on drive 0)
    10.01 GB
    5.09 GB free
    h: (on drive 0)
    9.99 GB
    9.95 GB free

    Network Drives



    Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)

    HP DeskJet 610C Series
    on LPT1:


    Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
    Default Monitor

    Bus Adapters


    EPPSCSI Miniport Driver V2.04.04
    H+H Virtual CD SCSI Controller
    Intel 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller

    Crystal Audio Codec
    Crystal Audio Codec Game Device
    Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)


    Other Devices

    Standard 56000 bps K56Flex Modem
    Realtek RTL8029(AS) PCI Ethernet NIC
    Network Card MAC Address: 00:80:C8:06:0A:95

    PC/AT Enhanced Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    SerialV (COM1) [Mouse]
    USB Root Hub

    Software Licenses

    Adobe Systems, Inc. - Adobe Photoshop 6.0
    Microsoft - MediaPlayer
    Microsoft - Windows 98 SE
    29202-OEM-0000007-00651 (Key: HQ6K2-QPC42-3HWDM-BF4KJ- W4XWJ)
    Microsoft - Office 2000 Premium

    Software Versions

    Explore your CD ROM drive. *
    ACDSee Classic Version 2, 4, 3, 0*
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Version*
    Adobe ImageReady (tm) 3.0 Version 3.0*
    Adobe Photoshop Version 6.0*
    AIDA32 *
    Banner Blue Software Incorporated - Microsoft Organization Chart Version 2,0,0,1016*
    Belarc Advisor and BelLive - Belarc's Content Personalization with Privacy Version 5.0m*
    Bitstream, Inc. FontNav Version 4, 0, 0, 0*
    Corel CAPTURE (TM) Version 10.410*
    Corel PHOTO-PAINT(R) Version 10.410*
    Corel R.A.V.E. (TM) Version 1.0*
    Corel Uninstaller Version 10.189*
    CorelDRAW(R) Version 10.410*
    Corel® BAR CODE Wizard Version 10.410*
    Cricket 2002 *
    DBConvert Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
    EAsy *
    EasyIso *
    EReg Application Version 3, 0, 0, 0*
    Genigraphics® - GraphicsLink(TM) for Windows Version 9.0*
    H+H Software GmbH - Virtual CD v4 Version 4, 0, 0, 0*
    H+H Software GmbH - Virtual CD Version 4, 0, 0, 0*
    Hewlett-Packard Co. - HP DeskJet A.03.01.03*
    ICQ ICQRun Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
    ICQ Version 2003a Beta*
    ICQUninstall Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
    Inprise Corporation - InterBase Version*
    InterBase - InterClient for Windows 95/NT Version 1.60*
    Java Plug-in Control Panel *
    Macromedia Flash Version 6, 0, 25, 0*
    Macromedia, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 6,0,21,0*
    Microsoft - PDMan98 Version 6.00.8141*
    Microsoft Clip Gallery Version*
    Microsoft Corporation - Application Performance Explorer Manager Version 6.00.8141*
    Microsoft Corporation - DirectShow Version*
    Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.00.2614.3500*
    Microsoft Corporation - VB 6 API Declaration Loader Version 6.00.8141*
    Microsoft Corporation - Visual Basic Version 6.00.8141*
    Microsoft Map Version*
    Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2609*
    Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2702*
    Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2717*
    Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2719*
    Microsoft Outlook Version 9.0.2416*
    Microsoft Photo Editor Version 3.01*
    Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows Version 9.0.2716*
    Microsoft Snapshot Viewer Application Version*
    Microsoft Windows Scripting Host Version 5.0.531.7*
    Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version*
    Microsoft® Plus! for Windows® 95 Version 4.40.500*
    Microsoft® Access Version 9.0.2719*
    Microsoft® Developer Studio Version 6.0.000*
    Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000 Version*
    Microsoft® Internet Services Version*
    Microsoft® NetMeeting® Version 2.11*
    Microsoft® NetShow Version*
    Microsoft® Query Version 9.00.2612*
    Microsoft® Schedule+ for Windows 95(TM) Version 7.5*
    Mozilla Version 1.3a*
    Multithread Benchmark *
    Naviant NAVBrowser Version*
    Nullsoft - Winamp Version 2.80*
    Opera Internet Browser (win32) Version 6.03*
    Opera Internet Browser (win32) Version 7.0*
    Oracle Corporation - ODBCT32 Version*
    Oracle Corporation - SQL*PLUS Version*
    Oracle Corporation - Start Database Utility Version*
    Oracle Corporation - Stop Database Utility Version*
    Oracle Corporation launch Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
    Oracle Home Selector Version*
    Oracle8i Navigator Version*
    PageMaker65 *
    PartitionMagic 7.0 for DOS *
    Peter A. Gebhard Software - Dr. Hardware 2002 Version 3.5.0*
    PIMEX *
    PowerQuest Corporation - DriveMapper 5.0 for Windows Version*
    PowerQuest Corporation - PartitionInfo for Windows 9x Version*
    PowerQuest Corporation - PartitionMagic 7.0 Version 2001.0.0.283*
    Preview Systems - Vbox Version*
    Rambooster *
    Rational Software Corporation - Visual Modeler Version 2.0*
    RealNetworks, Inc. - RealOne Player (32-bit) Version*
    RealNetworks, Inc. - RealOne Player (32-bit) Version*
    RealNetworks, Inc. - RealOne Player (32-bit) Version*
    Run RoadRash *
    Seagate Software, Inc. - Backup *
    Serials 2000 Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
    SpeedBit LTD - DAP Update Application Version 1, 0, 0, 6*
    SpeedBit Ltd. - Download Accelerator Plus Version 5, 3, 0, 0*
    Symantec Core Technology Version*
    Symantec Corporation - Norton AntiVirus Version 7, 51, 0, 1*
    Symantec Corporation - Norton AntiVirus Version*
    WCW Nitro PC *
    WinRAR *
    Yahoo! Messenger Version 5, 5, 0, 1246*
    Zone Labs Inc. - Internet Access Monitor Version*
    ZoneAlarm Pro Version*
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