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Windows 7: No driver for unknown device

31 May 2015   #11
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

That's a "virtual" device. I'd guess you used to have some tuneup utility software installed then uninstalled it. The uninstaller removed the driver but not the virtual device that was created during the install

Right click the Unknown device->Uninstall. If it's really a physical h/w device it would be re-detected and reappear after reboot.


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31 May 2015   #12
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Unknown device

My dear sir/madam:

1. I used to have AVG PC Tune-up 2015 installed but it got on my nerves with all its pop-ups and I revo-uninstalled it.
2. I uninstalled the unknown device as you recommended from the device manager and rebooted.
3. The reboot took a little longer than normal but everything is where it is supposed to be: desktop icons, network, Thunderbird, etc.
4. In the device manager the "other devices/unknown device" is gone after reboot.
5. In "devices and printers", the yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark is gone from my computer's icon.

I don't know how to thank you enough. This old geezer owes you one (which sounds rather idiotic on the internet).

Regards from Ottawa, Canada.
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31 May 2015   #13
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

Glad I was able to help
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01 Jun 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nice job ComputerGeek, learned something myself too.
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01 Jun 2015   #15
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Nice job ComputerGeek, learned something myself too.
Thanks GokAy!
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