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unknown device is malfunctioning

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#1 jarmila


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:10 PM

I'm getting a message unknown device Is not working properly. I don't have any device plugged in. This is the message when I click on the hardware.


Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) not working properly. This is the message when I click on hardware:


Any ideas?  Thank you Jarmila

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Go to device manager (start button>>type 'device manager' in search programs and files>>>open device manager)


Check for exclamation points, or yellow warning signs.......


Right click on them/it and select uninstall.  Confirm.



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#3 Gr33n_Gh05t


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:16 PM

If you want to know what the unknown device is, goto device manager in control panel, right click on the unknown device and select properties, goto the details tab and select hardware Id from the pulldown menu. Copy and paste the top set of letters and numbers into a Google search. You will most likely get a set of drivers for the device which will allow you to figure out what is malfunctioning.

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