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Windows 7: blue question mark over white circle on an icon

14 May 2013   #1
RKA

Windows XP
 
 
blue question mark over white circle on an icon

I have a resource dll . It consists of an icon that I want to use for my windows driver.First I compiled the dll for windows XP. I tried to install the driver in XP. The driver installed successfully and the icon is picked up by the device manager properly.Then I compiled the dll for Windows 7 (64 bit).I tried to install driver in windows 7.The driver was installed successfully and the device name is listed in the device manager, but there is a small blue question mark over white circle on the icon picked up by device manager . When I took the properties of the device in the device manager, it shows that the device is working properly.The problem was the blue question mark over white circle on the icon .
Please let me know the possible solutions if any one has an idea why there is a blue question mark over white circle on an icon picked up by device manager in windows 7

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14 May 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

RKA,
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A blue "i" on a white field on a device resource in Computer properties indicates that the Use Automatic Settings feature is not selected for the device and that the resource was manually selected. Note that this does not indicate a problem or disabled state
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14 May 2013   #3
RKA

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks for your reply.But it was not blue "i". It was a blue "?" on white field on the device icon.
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14 May 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of it

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14 May 2013   #5
RKA

Windows XP
 
 

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Please check the attached image


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15 May 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I would try to re-install it again.
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15 May 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RKA View Post
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Please check the attached image
I've read both of the OP's threads and maybe I'm missing something here, but have you tried hovering over it or clicking on it?

It looks like one of those Information/Help Tags.
You hover over it or click on it, and it tells you what its attached to's function use or problem.
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15 May 2013   #8
RKA

Windows XP
 
 

I tried to reinstall the driver many times.But the icon was not changed. It was not the help/Information tag. On clicking the icon gives the device property page and it shows that the device is working properly.
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17 May 2013   #9
RKA

Windows XP
 
 

I also made some changes in my INF file.Tried to include AddProperty in DDInstall section in INF .Tried to change the icon and its icon number.But all my tryouts failed in windows 7(64 bit).I don't know why this happen in windows 7 since the icon is properly picked up in windows xp.
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17 May 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RKA View Post
I tried to reinstall the driver many times.But the icon was not changed. It was not the help/Information tag. On clicking the icon gives the device property page and it shows that the device is working properly.
Show us the property page. What driver?
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