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Windows 7: Driver for unknown hardware

11 Feb 2016   #11
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Hey guys

I just saw the thread. Maybe I can help provide some additional info

@derekimo
You made an easy mistake (i've done the same in the past). AddRAM's hardware ID is for a USB device so you can't use the PCI database to look it up. USB vs PCI vendor IDs are assigned by two different governing bodies. USB and PCI vendor ids are independent and unrelated from one another.

@AddRAM
A google of the USB hardware ID comes up "NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)". One site shows it part of Nvidia Geoforce driver. A bit of a mystery given your actual hardware. Did you ever install an nvidia driver by mistake??? In any case, the fact you uninstalled it and it didn't reappear seems to me it really was a "virtual" device. If it were real plug and play hardware I'd expect it to be re-detected by Windows on boot and it re-appear in Device Manager (windows would still want to install its driver)

In any case, just a bit of extra info. Glad your problem seems to have been resolved


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