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#1 cooked

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

I suddenly get messages telling me on start up that new hard ware has been found. I am then told to install drivers for it. In the device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to this PCI device. Can I simply disable this? I can't even find out what this is.  Thanks



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

It's normally a dial-up modem. If there's a dial-up port integrated on the system mainboard but it has not been being used, it might just have become enabled somehow in the BIOS. If this is the case, and you do not use dial-up, you could go into the BIOS setup screen (there's usually directions on screen at boot up), and disable the on-board modem. The OS will then no longer find the hardware. Disabling the device in Device Manager is an alternative.

 

One reason for new hardware suddenly being found is if the CMOS backup battery has gone flat and the BIOS settings have been lost and reverted to default. If you have noticed any other hints such as the clock being wrong, it might be a good idea to replace the backup battery. Usually it is a lithium button cell (commonly CR20320 located in a holder on the mainboard.


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 02:45 PM

Thanks. I have a PC. I actually deleted the offending program from device manager but I still keep getting the message. My computer remains blocked until I click 'go away' three times at different places.



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Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:02 PM

What is the make and model of the computer? In Device Manager, Right Click the device with the yellow exclamation mark. Select Properties. Under the details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the first line in your next post.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:53 PM

Sorry I didn't get back, the problem 'went away' .

Computer: Pentium ® Dual core CPD

ACPI Multiprocessor PC

E 5300 @ 260 GHz

I couldn't work out how to copy the Hardware ID so I attach in pdf.  'no driver files have been loaded for this device'.

Why do I come back? I am getting the blue screen of death on start up although restarting solves that for now. Firefox crashed this morning also. Maybe related.

 

I suspect that I have a pirate XP installed

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:20 PM

I could not find anything on that Hardware ID, sorry. What is the make and model of the computer?

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:38 PM

I could not find anything on that Hardware ID, sorry. What is the make and model of the computer?

This ha sbecome a minor problem compared with BSOD I am now getting. Starting a new topic, thanks.






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