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I cannot find the Ports section in device manager and I have selected the 'show hidden devices' button

Q: I cannot find the Ports section in device manager and I have selected the 'show hidden devices' button

I cannot find the Ports section in device manager and I have selected the 'show hidden devices' button

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I have a Toshiba laptop, model L505-ES5018. I had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on here, but decided to reformat my hard drive using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After the reformat was finished, I ran Windows Update and it found several items to download and install for me. I noticed that it also found optional items to download and install for me, so after all the important updates installed, I ran the optional updates. After all of this installed, I checked Device Manager to see if there were any errors and I found nothing. I assumed everything was fine. I decided to check Devices and Printers and under my laptop icon, there was a yellow icon with an exclamation point on it. I decided to run the troubleshooting option when I right-clicked the icon....it gave me a solution to download a Toshiba password utility program, so I did that and nothing happened, even after restart. Same icon appeared. When I clicked on the icon a second time, I noticed that the model of my computer at the bottom of this window, changed from L505 to TIAS. I have no idea what this is. I decided to do another reformat on my hard drive. This time, I ignored the optional updates. I checked Devices and Printers again, the same icon appeared but the model of my computer said L505, like it should. There is something in the optional updates that is changing this. Could it be the Intel chipset driver that the optional update is pushing? I'm not sure. I went back to Device Manager, th... Read more

A:Unknown Device in Device Manager/Show Hidden Devices

Hi there ... You should Install the chipset Driver and also the Realtek Driver for your card Reader ... From the Toshiba website ... The Link is provided below

Satellite L505-ES5018 – Windows 7 32 and 64-bit Drivers Download

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Hi folks,

I am attaching a screenshot of entries in Device Manager 'Show Hidden Devices' that have yellow exclamation marks on them.
Their properties say "This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)"

I recently uninstalled my Iomega 100 zip drive as I haven't used it for years and I'm wondering if these are left-overs from that. I can't think of anything else I've done to cause them. Can anyone help please?

A:Errors in Device Manager ('Show Hidden Devices')

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Hi, folks.

I'm running XP Pro, and for some reason my Device Manager does not have a "Ports" list. Anyone know why this might be?


A:Device Manager Has No "Ports" Section

Check in the BIOS to see if they are enabled .

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I recently uninstalled a usb logitech headset and tried to put my old analog headset back in and it would not work. I then detected through view on device managers the invisable driver and also uninstalled it. It still will not work and when I do a driver detector scan I still show having

"USB Composite Device - Logitech USB Headset"
"USB Mass Storage Device - U3 Cruzer Micro"

They are under "Unplugged Devices".

I am using a trial version of Driver Detective to find these and don't want to buy it. So I was wondering if these two(for sure the first one) need to be uninstalled before I can hook up another headset how else could I go about uninstalling them? Or would another usb headset just install over them without a problem?

A:Device manager hidden devices.

If you have uninstalled all of those, and;

You don't have anything else from Logitech/Cruzer,
just go to Start->Run->Regedit
then Edit->Find->Find next

Delete everything.


No problem is so huge (in these small spheres) that it couldn't be solved with free software.

So never ever go buy anything unless you area SURE it is exactly what you need.

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I'm trying to fix an hp pavillion dv6704nr laptop running windows vista home premium. It has the little red x on the speaker in the lower right hand corner. The owner said it has been there for some months. I have tried downloading the current audio drivers for the computer but every time I try to install the driver, I get an error that says the device couldn't be found.

The first time i restarted the computer, after the driver installation failed, the audio came back and worked fine, until I had to restart the computer. Now I keep getting the same error and nothing i have found so far online has helped.

There are no yellow triangles in the device manager and the device list isn't showing the category for "sound, video and gaming etc." at all.

Please help. I did a search but the other threads didn't solve this problem for me.
Thanks in advance.

A:No audio device installed error and devices wont show in Device Manager

I see three different audio driver packages at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...ct=3646926#N661.You need to find the right one to install. If you install one and the system doesn't work properly...please uninstall it before trying the next one.Installing the wrong one won't do anything harmful to your system...it just won't do any good to leave it installed.Louis

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I am running Windows XP home. I was able to view comm ports earlier today in device manager but I had to re-boot my PC and now the Comm Ports do not show up in device manager. Does anybody have an idea as to why this might be happening.



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Opened up Device Manager to look at settings for the various Com "Ports" in use and just can't see any listed. Here's a snap of what I have.

Where do they show, or how can I make them show up ?


A:Device Manager And Having Ports Listings Show Up ?

Open Devices and Printers
Select one of your printers
Then select Print Server Properties from the menu bar at the top of the Window.
Then select Ports.

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I cannot find COM and LPT ports in device manager of my laptop after formatting to XP. I even checked BIOS where every ports are enabled. But I'm not sure if COM and LPT is in that PORT list or not.

How to get it back in device manager?

A:cannot find COM and LPT ports in device manager

have you viewed hidden devices?

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 and need to test some USB devices under USB 2.0 speed. When I try to plug the USB 2.0 device at the back USB 2.0 ports, the device will appear or attached to Intel USB 3.0 xHCI host controller under Device Manager. I need to uninstall the Intel 3.0 driver just to be able to see my USB 2.0 device under Intel EHCI controller. 

Can anyone help?

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 and need to test some USB devices under USB 2.0 speed. When I try to plug the USB 2.0 device at the back USB 2.0 ports, the device will appear or attached to Intel USB 3.0 xHCI host controller under Device Manager. I need to uninstall the Intel 3.0 driver just to be able to see my USB 2.0 device under Intel EHCI controller. 

Can anyone help?

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As some may know I've been browsing the forum and sometimes helping people or just adding my two sense. Now, after reading various threads where it was suggested to look under hidden devices for troubleshooting I decided to see if there was anything disabled in my hidden devices. Much to my surprise, (this is a relatively new install of XP Pro) there was one! below you will find the snap for its properties.
Is this important?
What does it do?
Should I hunt down drivers for it or what?

If you need more info snaps let me know.

I'll be in town for about an hour so dont expect a sudden reply, but I will reply :P

Edit, changed it to jpg

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I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL

I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple devices I thought it might be an OS issue.
I run Win 7 Home Premium x64

The problem is as follows:

The product drivers install correctly without error. However, instead of showing up in the Device Manager in either USB Controllers or Sound Controllers they both show in Other Devices with a yellow exclamation mark.
I have tried the following fix from this site (USB Driver - General Fix for Problems) and this actually enabled me to access a portable HDD that wasn't working, but it didn't fix the issue for my 2 audio devices.
I have also tried right clicking on the devices in Other Devices, selecting Driver Update. I then find the correct drivers listed but when I hit install I get the following error message on both:
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. One of the installers for this device cannot perform the installation at this time."

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager

Could it be the two devices are competing with each other and the driver installer gets confused? Details on the devices and the needs to use two of the same type probably would be helpful.

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Currently cannot get my laptop (Windows 10) to recognise my iPhone (XS). I have tried absolutely everything but after second download of USB files and numerous iTunes re-downloads, they become hidden and greyed out under Device Manager. I have updated
drivers but remain greyed out/hidden. Windows & IOS are up-to-date. Phone works perfectly fine on old laptop so I know it's not the phone and the connectors. Grateful for advice that's more than the basic Apple advice. Many thanks.

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Two of my USB external Hard drives, a Fantom 600 GB and a Western Digital My Book 500GB cannot be seen in My Computer. I can see them in Device Manager and that says that they are working properly and the drivers are up to Date. In Disk Manager the 2 external drives had a black bar unlike the other drives which had blue bars. The 2 external disks had a number assigned to them but no letter.

I have tried diskpart in the command prompt, was able to assign a letter, then had to format the drives and they did show up in My computer as valid empty external hard drives with the correct amount of space on them. But when I tried to recover the backed up data for one of the disks (less than a third of the capacity of either drive) they went back to not being recognized by My Computer ans in disk manager had a black line with no letter again.

I just went through that process again, got both drives back and tried to recover the backed up files to my Fantom drive and lost the Fantom drive once again.

I am attaching screen shots of my current My Computer (Computer in 7) Device Manager and Disk Manager. In Device Manager you can see the Fantom. The My Book is the WD 5000AAV. In Disk Manager the My Book shows healthy with Disk 1 and the letter L. The Fantom is Disk 2 with no letter and a black bar. In My computer, the My Book is there but not the Fantom.

Any ideas for this. I am about to just recover my computer to factory setup and start new. I have sa... Read more

A:External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer

Hi Dick1030,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please do as follows:

1. It is unusual for the System Reserved Partition to have a drive letter. Please remove the drive letter.

2. Please remove (always Safely Remove) all the external drives including any card reader and do a drive cleanup as indicated here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298744-usb-thumb-drives-not-recognised-not-drive-letter.html#post2477076 It will clean your system of all non-present devices and you will be starting with a clean slate.(Incidentally this can resolve many drive letter assignment confusion of Windows OS, as you can see in the referenced thread.)

3. After you reboot on completion of the drive cleanup, plugin only your WD My Book and the Fantom drive. As you plug-in the driver for each device will be installed ab-initio. You can watch it.

4. Now take a screenshot of the Disk Management and post. While taking the screenshot, click on "Show/Hide Console Tree” and “Show/Hide Action Pane” buttons on the toolbar on top to hide those and also pull up the center partition line up as much as possible so that we get a clear and full view.

5. Also tell us whether you are sure that you had formatted the Fantom drive and it contains data and whether you want to recover the data..

(Your statements and the screenshots are so confusing - atleast to me - it is necessary that you do the above and restate the problem.)

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I recently put together a new computer, and in the process of of installing the USB 3.0 connector from the front of my GX500 case, I either bent numerous pins on the motherboard USB 3.0 header or the motherboard shipped that way and I inadvertently made matters worse. Anyway, that header on the motherboard is without a doubt unusable.
Since I don't really need the USB 3.0 functionality, I bought a USB 3.0 -> 2.0 adapter cable, connected one end to the connector on the front of the case and the other end into the USB 2.0/1.1 header on the motherboard. Unfortunately, when Windows 7 boots and I plug a device into the front ports of the case, Windows detects the front USB ports as "Unknown Device" within Device Manager yet says the driver is successfully installed. I've already downloaded the most current Intel chipset drivers for my motherboard, deleted and reinstalled all USB drivers, and all rear USB connections are working perfectly fine - it's just the two front ports that are connected from the case to the USB 2.0/1.1 ports via the adapter cable.  I've tried both USB 2.0/1.1 headers on the motherboard, and I've tried plugging in several devices to the front USB ports, and this problem still persists.
I've ensured the connection inside the case is solid, yet I cannot get Windows to recognize the front USB ports.  However, I have confirmed that power is being sent to the front ports because it charges my phone when I connect it to the front USB ports via m... Read more

A:Front USB Ports not Working - "Unknown Device" in Device Manager

If your motherboard has a 1x pcie slot you can get a card like this...
Some motherboards it's a tight fit because of the video card taking up space. In that case you can relocate the above card with this...

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i have installed the correct driver for this belkin bluetooth usb dongle model: F8T012XX1

but in device manager, it has the belkin device and microsoft bluetooth enumerator, which is great. but when u get further down the list. it has a tab named "other devices" and then a subtab with "bluetooth peripheral device" which has an exclemation mark on it.

i have searched for driver software using the update service but it cant find no update.

i have looked for the name of the manufacturer but found nothing.

i then disabled the unknown device, and sent a picture to my mobile phone. which confirmed that it was not the belkin bluetooth device. so i uninstalled the unknown device, restarted the computer. then when i logged in, it said that it had found a new device and wanted me to find the CD that came with it..

i would be greatful if any1 could help me on this..

thanks in advance

A:multiple bluetooth devices in device manager, but only one device installed?????

What type of keyboard have you got?
Have you got any remote control devices around.
Have you got a headset for your phone.
Have you got anything that may be bluetooth that you dont know about (headphones etc).
Have you had a look at ghost devices on the tutorials;
Ghost Devices & Drivers

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I have a problem I seen not to be able to find a fix for, I have a yellow ? in device manager Other devices PCI Device

in PCL device properties I hve

---device typw other devices
----manufacture unknown
---location pci bus 0, device 6 function 1
---device status the divers for this device are not installed (code 28)- to reinstall the driver for this device reinstall driver--- )) well that the problem I do not know what it is__
----resource seting this device is not useing any resources because it has a problem

--- device instance ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0371&SUBSYS_72601462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&31

A:yellow ? in device manager Other devices PCI Device

What doesn't work? Do you have a modem that is not installed? If so, and you don't use it, it doesn't matter.

How about sound? Do you have a high-definition audio controller? Working

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Hi, my computer has infected by virus, the virus created the file CF17156.exe as appear in the log file of COMBOFIX,. The virus blocked the task manager and Register editor, secondly the option show hidden folder can not be save I need every time to choose it. Could you please help me with this problem. I deleted Beisn.exe which the originally file that infected me. Can any one help me to sort the problem?the following is the log of ComboFixComboFix 08-11-17.01 - 2008-11-21 0:15:25.18 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.640 [GMT 2:00]Running from: D:\ComboFix.exeCommand switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Maged\Desktop\CFScript * Created a new restore pointFILE ::c:\windows\system32\CF17156.exec:\windows\system32\drivers\nfmnhi.sys.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-20 to 2008-11-20 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-20 17:42 . 2008-11-20 03:51 1,602,969 --a------ C:\SDFix.exe2008-11-20 15:49 . 2008-11-20 15:49 <DIR> d--hs---- c:\documents and settings\NetworkService2008-11-20 15:49 . 2008-11-20 15:49 <DIR> d--hs---- c:\documents and settings\LocalService2008-11-20 04:11 . 2008-11-20 04:11 <DIR> d-------- c:\program files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard2008-11-18 18:44 . 2008-11-18 18:44 <DIR> d-------- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\SUP... Read more

A:blocked task manager and regedit and show hidden files option

Hi, My computer was infected. The virus disable the task manager, register edit and firewall and can not install some antivirus on my machine or open website like trend micro, when I access on internet the virus download three files in my Temp folder. I attach the HijackThis log file and the Combofix as well. Another point, I have linux this computer, Can this virus hidden on linux?ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:52:26 AM, on 11/23/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Toshib... Read more

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In our small office, we have a couple of shared large-format plotters and multi-function print/copy/scan devices. Due to the nature of one of the plotters, we're having to install the plotter directly on each workstation using the device's LAN IP address, as opposed to connecting to it through the Server.

When I connected to the device through the server, the icon for the device on my workstation would change to a picture of the actual correct model plotter. However when I connect directly using the plotter's IP address, it shows the generic Printer icon.

Is there a way to make it show the picture of the actual device instead of the generic icon, even when connecting to it directly?

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I am trying to install a program to connect a physical therapy device to my laptop and having a problem with changing the port settings. Below, I have copied the instructions sent to me by the manufacturer. The problem is that once I get to the Device Manager folder, I don't see any listing for ports. Can anyone help me to figure out what to do now?

Here are the instructions I received. Thank you very much for any help anyone can provide!
Your problem is to install the USB to serial adaptor correctly. (USB cable to 9 pin male D sub)
If you don't have one let us know.

You can verify the correct installation as follow:

Go to the Start Button ( lower corner on Screen) press left mouse button.

Make following steps:

Control Panel - Device Manager - Ports(COM LPT) - Communications Port or Profilic USB to Serial Comm Port (Port 2)

If the Port is greater than 4 do the following:

Click with the right mouse button on the selected port,
select Properties - Port Settings - Advanced - COM Port Number COM2 ( select COM1 or 2 3 4 aslo if in use)

Start the GIGER MD Programm ; ALL Programs - GIGERMD- Port2

If the message appears NO CONNECTION, setup in the Device Manager another Port 1-4 and start the accordant Port in all programs - GIGERMD Portx

A:No Ports under Device Manager

Bumping. If someone could tell me where to find the ports, it would really help me!

Thanks very much.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows XP. For some reason Ports is not appearing in the device manager. Anyone know what it might be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Need Help, I Don't See Ports in Device Manager...?


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Didin't know where to make this topic

So i disabled com ports under device manager but now when i connect my bluetooth car diagnostic thing to my computer it doesn't give me com ports with what i can connect my laptop to my car

So where can i enable the com ports?

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Trying to find in Device Manager the listing for the COM Ports, and how they are set.

Just cannot seem to find it.
Looked in all of the Trfees, but still can't seem to have it show.

Where in Device Manager is it, or what do I have to do to have it show up ?


A:Device Manager And COM Ports: Where ?

You do not have "Ports (COM & LPT) above Processors? Might try using View > Show Hidden Devices

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My friend ran SAS on her machine and removed several trogans along with alot of tracking cookies. Her HP laptop running XP then would not get internet. I am looking at it now and all the devices in the device manager are either hidden or removed, most everthing works but the ethernet card. There are no lights on the port when a cable is plugged in. Will the unhide program fix this or do I try something else?

A:hidden device manager items

If there are no lights on the port then its a hardware issue. Their should always be lights, but can you open up a command prompt and type in the following:


Post the output here.

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This is a friends HP laptop running XP. After using Super Anti Spyware and removing some infection the laptop quit getting the internet. Thats when she brought it to me. I discovered right away the missing devices in the device manager as I was trying to repair the aparently disabled ethernet card. BTW the wireless quit working also. I've run SAS sevaeral times and trhen began posting here. following the direction of CryptoDan. After running different things and posting the results I have been refered here. Below you will find the asked for list/logs Thanks Astro.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Run by Amy Lescalleet at 19:32:52 on 2011-09-09Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.250 [GMT -4:00]..============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbguard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k HPServiceC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX�... Read more

A:hidden device manager items

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hey there,

When I open my device manager it doesn't show any devices. I've searched several websites but can't seem to find a solution for windows 7 Ultimate that works. Someone have a idea on how to solve this problem?

Kind regards,


A:No devices in device manager.

Start here and read thru the tutorial.
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

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Hello Guys thanks for always Helping out, i wanted to run a particular software which wasnt compartable with vista, i formatted the har drive ti rid vista and insatll my regular software, i did that and i could noth get my ethernet card working, went to device maneger to check my devices to find a lot of '??' on devices such as etherner controlle, mass storage controller, sm bus controller, mobile intel 945 Gm express chip set family,
presently the only thing i noticed is i cant browse with th new toshiba satellite A130/S64656. pls help

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I'm using windows XP and when I open my device manager there is nothing there. My computer also says I have no sound card no modem, Nothing! When I click on Add new hardware Nothing happens it just gives me an hour glass for about 2 seconds and that's it! I don't know what this could be it worked fine over the weekend I was listening to music all weekend and then on Monday it just did this! Please Help

A:My device manager has no devices

System Restore to a time before the problem started.

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I've got 3 devices that my computer has no idea what they are. I am assuming they are items that are actually plugged into the motherboard. Duh. I try to update them but no drivers are ever found. How do I find out what they are so I can unplug them from the mother board?

Any takers??

Usually someone answers my questions just enough to get me in the right direction. I have successfully fixed three different towers with TechSpot members' help. Hopefully I will continue to have the same luck.


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I can't see any devices when I open Device Manager. I see the computer name at the top and now devices. I have tried to see hidden devices and have also tried serves Plug and Play to make sure that was properly set up . Any deas how to fix this?

A:Can't see any devices in Device Manager - XP

Hi .Can you post a screenshot of Device Manager, so that we can see whatever it is that you cannot see?LouisYou've tried what is suggested at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311504?

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Greetings, I recently upgraded my HP EliteBook 8530 (KR151AV#ABA) to Windows 10 (64 bit). I noticed under device manger that i am missing 4 drivers(see image below). I'm having a hard time getting them, need assistance please.

A:Device manager, Other devices?

Hi: You need these drivers... BSD: This package contains the Ricoh Media Card Reader Driver for the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems. The Ricoh Media Card Reader driver provides support for the following media: Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, MMC, SD, and SmartCard. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45001-45500/sp45112.exe Fingerprint: This package contains the driver for the AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor in the supported notebook models and operating systems. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp47501-48000/sp47729.exe Unk: This package provides HP 3D DriveGuard for the supported notebook models and operating systems. HP 3D DriveGuard receives notifications from the integrated accelerometer and protects the hard drive (HDD) by automatically "parking the heads" to reduce the risk of damage if the notebook is accidentally dropped or is abruptly impacted by another object. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64144.exe

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I have XP sp3 all updates thru to Dec 12.
I have no devices in Device manager, also no Safely Remove Hardware icon in systray.

I can not get to internet, but have second PC laptop (using it now) using same router.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:no devices in device manager

No Items Appear in the Device Manager List When You Open It
Restore Safely Remove Hardware Icon - Line 5


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in my device manager I have some un-configured devices. How do I find out what they are and what driver that I will need? I recently bought a used laptop and reloaded it with XP Pro. The laptop is a Dell D600
? Ethernet controller
? Multimedia audio controller
? O2micro smartcardbus_reader
? PCI modem
? Video controller (vga compatible)
This is the list that is not configured.

A:device manager other devices

I would start off with Belarc Advisor which can be downloaded for free:


It will inventory your PC.

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in my device manager I have some un-configured devices. How do I find out what they are and what driver that I will need? I recently bought a used laptop and reloaded it with XP Pro. The laptop is a Dell D600
? Ethernet controller
? Multimedia audio controller
? O2micro smartcardbus_reader
? PCI modem
? Video controller (vga compatible)
This is the list that is not configured.

A:device manager other devices

Click here for your drivers:

Ethernet controller - Network Driver. Could be either Broadcom or the first Intel driver near the bottom.
Multimedia Controller - Audio Drivers
O2Micro smartcardbus - under Chipset drivers
PCI Modem - Communications Drivers - Connext
Video Controller - Video Adapter - ATI Radeon.

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I would be so grateful if someone could help me! I am at my wit's end!

It strated with trying to install a printer but plug it in and out as much as you like and uninstall and reinstall tyhe software as many times as you like. It will not see it. Then I discovered that thesystem couldn't see my USB webcam either.

Go to Device Manager to sort it out. Device Manager window is empty!

Use Google and several forums:

checked PunP is working
Tried Apropos fix
Tried correcting registry entries in ENUM permissions

Nothing works.

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes need oing the gbig switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Cointrol Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links wont work. The only thing I can do is avaoid a left click - use right clicks to save sortcut and then paste it into address bar.

My system is:

3.4GHz P4
1024 MB
750GB in 1x 200GB and 1x 500GB
Bulldog 8MB connection through LAN to router
Norton Internet Security 2006
3 xDVD writers

Is a Hijackthis log of any use? I've attached it.

Please can someone help me? I'm supposed to earn a living on this machine tomorrow.

Now I can't even attach log because when I press Manage Attachments it just freezes. Log pasted here:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:31:59, on 09/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (... Read more

A:Device Manager EMPTY??!! USB ports u/s??

No response! Maybe I'm in the wrong forum. I'll post the problem in another.

Anyone can help? I'd give you £10,000,000 if I had it!

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I am trying to install a wireless usb dongle on the laptop, but fails because there is no Com Ports in the device manager. I tried to look if the Com Ports are active in BIOS but I need a password to go into the BIOS. How do I get the Com Ports in the device manager visible and active?

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I want to use a program that will download pattern designs to a knitting machine.  In order to do that I need to know which Com Port is the one I plugged my USB cable into to direct the data to that port.  When I go to device manager, there are
no ports listed. How do I access the port listing in Windows 7?

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Please, please, please can somebody help?

After trying to install a new printer, discovering that my USB ports won't detect anything, My Computer and IE suddenly taking ages to start, everything hanging everywhere, I find that my Device Manager window is completely empty!!!!!!

PnUP is activated.

Can anyone help????

I've tried:

is PunP working?
Tried Apropos fix
Tried correcting registry entries in ENUM permissions

Nothing works.

Also system was hanging on startups and shutdowns, sometimes needing the big switch to get out of it. Now you can click on IE or My Computer or Control Panel and it takes ages for them to load. Usually I find myself with about five instances of each all loading at once.

Frequently web links wont work. The only thing I can do is avoid a left click - use right clicks to save shortcut and then paste it into address bar.

Please can somebody help. My kingdom for a horse!

Thx Thx Thx in advance

A:Device Manager EMPTY??!! USB ports u/s??

Does nobody have any ideas on this???? Please....................

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I'm using an dell inspiron laptop with windows vista. Few days back, installed windows Xp professional successfuly. The main purpose I installed xp was to program a microcontroller via the com ports. But to my surprise the com ports were not listed in the device manager in XP! Any help??

A:COM Ports not listed in device manager

Are you sure the laptop actually has a COM Port? Finding a laptop with a COM port newer than a Pentium III model is rare, as they have been all but replaced by USB.

Make sure you're not confusing a VGA port for a COM port. Same size and shape but the VGA has 3 rows of contacts (15 total) instead of 2 rows of contacts (9 total) for a COM port.

If the laptop shipped with Vista I'd be surprised if it did. Even many 4-5 year old laptops that shipped with XP don't have a COM port.

If it does have a COM port, check in the BIOS to make sure it's not disabled

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When I go to the Device Manager, there are no com ports listed under Ports (COM & LPT). The only thing listed under Ports is 'Unknown Device'. This is occuring on a Motion Computing Tablet Model LE 1600. We just recently had it sent back to have the motherboard replaced.

We didn't notice this problem until we attemped to connect a Leica GPS unit in ArcMap.

How do we get the COM Ports back?

A:COM Ports Missing - Device Manager

Be sure that the port is enabled in BIOS. Try removing it from Device manager and rebooting for reinstallation.

If BIOS allows it, and the above does not work, try changing the IRQ or memory used by COM1.

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Hello.My product Name is HP ENVY 17.there are missing PORTS on device manager.OS is windows 10.How to check ports names.where are they located.How to add them to device manager.Thanks in advance.

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The initial problem is when I print to a virtual printer on lpt1, the print out comes out but I get a "document failed to print" message every time.

This problem could be related to the missing "Ports (COM LPT) " in "Device Manager". I have this problem on 2 Dell Vostro 200 desktop.

I tried looking in the bios to enable the PORT - cant find it.

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XP Media Center sp3 Gateway
(with replaced Geforce 6100-M9 mb 410 chipset)
2 gig ram AMD 64x2 2000+ processor
4 USB ports on back, 2 USB ports on front

Ok, ever try so much to fix something that you are thinking about taking it to the back yard, pouring gas on it and lighting it on fire.. well I'm there. Help please. (I feel like I've tried everything to fix this glich)

USB ports have power but not recognized by the computer.
No error (it doesn't even regonize them enough to give me that)
No problems listed under Device Manager states they are functioning properly
Device manager lists pci to Usb something, one more thing like that and two root hubs
(shouldn't there be more there? there use to be like 10 items under that catigory I thought)

Ok here's what I've tried not necessarly in this order (and rebooted each time with no success)
1) unplugged the power left for 30 min replugged back in and booted up
2) reinstalled MB drivers. nforce 15.24 WHQL (that was most recent I could find)
3) reinstalled sp3.. tried sp1a but had error newer was there.. tried sp2 and same thing.
4) checked BIOS enabled USB 1.0+2.0 (it was already enabled, disabled it, restarted enabled it again)
5) Enabled everything with USB in the name in BIOS..
6) reset BIOS to factory defaults
7) Tried to uninstall sp3 but its on my windos disk.. and spuninstal.exe (or what ever the right name to unstall it was is not there)
8) reinstalled windows (recovery) and all drivers... Read more

A:USB ports have power but not in device manager

anyone... anyone?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 63446 MB, Free - 19500 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5030 MB; F: Total - 105243 MB, Free - 81504 MB; G: Total - 99997 MB, Free - 23374 MB; P: Total - 99999 MB, Free - 95577 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled

For a while now, I've had problems with USB devices, but today I was looking online and someone mentioned a solution to a problem I was having, saying to look in Device Manager under the Ports tree.
My Ports tree in DM is gone, but I also don't know how to access my COM3 port or other ports any other way. Should the Ports tree be there?
I've already restarted my computer and entered the BIOS menu, and it said my USB Ports were enabled.
I've already been to the Registry Editor in Blah-Blah key and entered "3" (was already that way).
My ports are just gone. What should I do?

A:Ports Not Shown in Device Manager

I don't understand much of what you're talking about, so can't help much, if at all.

USB ports should be under 'Universal Serial Bus controllers.'

For what are you using Com3? That's a serial port, isn't it?

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