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#1 I.Tstudent

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:39 AM

Hi

I have a notebook, which I had to re-install XP Pro. I have installed all drivers, but in device manager there us an un known device with a missing driver. Is there any easy way of finding out what this unknown device is?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:48 AM

Did you install the chipset driver?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:49 AM

Yeah, everything seems to be running apart from device.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:54 AM

Under what heading is the device listed?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:02 AM

Its under Other devices

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:41 AM

Right-click on the entry in Device Manager - then UNINSTALL - reboot. The OS will try to install the driver on the reboot

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:01 AM

Ok I have uninstalled it and I have rebooted. The desktop has appeared and found new hardware wizard has poped up. It is asking for a disk. When I had to install the drivers before I had to unzip them individually and then run the install.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:07 AM

Let it look for the best driver on its own

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:09 AM

It says it cannot install this hardware, cannot find software?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:11 AM

Okay. Then for now just ignore it and make sure everything works as expected. Let's see what happens.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:15 PM

Hi

Sorry for late reply. Yeah I was thinking that myself. If its under other devices, then its not mission critical?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

If you want to try and track down the missing driver. Post the make and model and we will see what we can dig up.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

Its a dell inspiron mini 10. It was bought in France by my cousin and has xp home french edition. Where in the UK. I wiped the drive and installed xp pro english edition. Maybe this has something to do with it.

When I was installing the blue tooth drive it could not find a device, but when I looked in management, it says blue tooth is functioning fine with the right driver.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:26 PM

Another guys says to try driver max software. What do you think?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:56 PM

We never suggest\recommend any automatic driver updates. Do not like them personally either.
But of course in the end it is up to you, the End User.

Since it`s origin is France, it may make things a bit more difficult. If only because I do`t speak French. :whistle:

Let me see what I can dig up on that particular Dell. There are several models with Mini 10xx.

Does it have a service tag number?

Edited by ThunderZ, 06 May 2011 - 05:00 PM.





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