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#1 MARKR1

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:22 AM

How do i reinstall the NULL-Device,(which is a Non-Plug and Device)Driver on my Windows 7 Professional type operating system???When i first installed my new Windows 7 operating system, the NULL-Device driver had a yellow symbol by it's line in Device manager and it told me after clicking on it's line, that it was not working properly,which i tied to fix it by removing it from my Device Manager!!!But now i have no yellow flag ,but i am missing the NULL-Device from my computer!!!!Please offer me a solution ASAP ,Yours truly MarkR

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:59 AM

A null device is a file where data can be written to and never recovered, and is typically a Linux construct. Where did you think you saw a Null device?

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:26 PM

My Windows 7 installation had the NULL-Device listed alphabetically( after you choose show hidden devices under view),under Non-Plug and Play Drivers!!!! The same NULL-Device is listed in a similar fashion in Windows XP!!!Thank MarkR

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 04:47 PM

Is your computer not working?

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:40 PM

According to what i have read certain applications will not work, if the NULL-Device is disabled from your Non-Plug and Play Drivers!!! My computer is working ok until i try to do certain applications and then my computer will not work properly!!!There must be a good reason why this NULL-Device is loaded on Windows 7 and Windows XP by Microsoft!!!! Thanks MarkR

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:42 PM

According to what i have read certain applications will not work, if the NULL-Device is disabled from your Non-Plug and Play Drivers!!! My computer is working ok until i try to do certain applications and then my computer will not work properly!!!There must be a good reason why this NULL-Device is loaded on Windows 7 and Windows XP by Microsoft!!!! Thanks MarkR




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