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Found New Hardware Wizzard

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#1 maroper


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Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:51 PM

A few days ago, each time I turned on computer, the Found New Hardware Wizzard pops up. I have not installed any new hardware.

I can right click on My Computer, Click Manage and Click Device Manager. Under Other Devices, I see a file that has a strange name, such as ZZ UU ? UU U Z? It has a yellow question mark beside it.
I have tried to uninstall, disable and delete the file. The file always goes away but the next time I start the computer the Found New Hardware Wizzard pops up again. When I go in the Device Manager, I see it again, although the names on the file are different and unreconizable.

Can you give me any advise on how to get rid of it. I can give you a list of the items in my start up menu if that will help.

I also tried to go in and restore to an earlier date before the Found New Hardware Wizzard started poping up and the computer tells me that it is unable to restore to the previous date. This sends a red flag because I have never had this problem before.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 07:17 PM

In Device Manager, right click on it and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the dropdown box. It should be in this format "PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"

The 4 numbers/letters after the first _ are the Vendor ID; the 4 numbers/letters after the second _ are the Device ID.
Go to this website (http://www.pcidatabase.com/ ) and enter the Vendor ID into the Vendor Search box. In the next page, click on the link for the vendor of that device. In the next page, search for the Device ID and let us know what it says.
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#3 maroper

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 09:20 PM

Unfortunately I am unable to determine the vendor ID or the Device ID

In Device Manager, after right clicking, clicking properties I get the following:

Under General Tab
This device is not configured correctly [Code 1] To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver

Under Detail
Hardware ID

If you can figure out what I should type in for vendor ID or device ID, let me know.

Otherwise, what else do you suggest.

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