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cronus1914
01-27-2003, 10:48 PM
I just installed Windows XP and the device manager says that I have 6 unknown devices in my system. The problem is, I have no idea what devices they could be. Is there anyway I can find out what the devices are or is there possibly a bug in the device manager??

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Budfred
01-27-2003, 10:53 PM
There is a good chance that several of the unknown devices are the same device. Sound, video and modem cards will often have several different drivers for different functions. You can run the XP equivalent of Hardware Wizard and ask it to search for new hardware, then see what it comes up with. There is a good chance that you will need to download new drivers for any devices that you find since XP often requires updated drivers. If you can figure out what you might need ahead of time, download before you start the scan.

Budfred