Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Driver incompatability prompt at startup

23 Sep 2013   #11
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hidden and other devices respond to an uninstall, meaning - they do uninstall, but only after a reboot. If they can't be killed that nice way, they can be eliminated with some deep registry surgery, which is also quite dangerous if done by a novice. Try going the usual way first and uninstall through the Device Manager interface.

Logitech is a bad, bad driver coder. I remember when they drove me crazy with inserting upper filters somewhere in the audio stack or the CD drive just because I installed ''additional software'' for their webcam ''needed for proper functioning'' or something. I don't even remember if it was BSODs, a disfunctional optical drive or mute audio, but I found the cause and it was the Logitech driver team's doing. I drew a lesson from that - never, ever accept ''additional software'' from Logitech, even if offered through Windows. Just the basic drivers will do, if they can't be avoided themselves.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Sep 2013   #12
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

yeah, i know about logi but in the last few years i've had no issues with it so I dunno. I use a lot of the functions for gaming and would be lost w/o it. Like i said, i'm not experiencing any issues, i'd just like to stop those d@mn prompts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2013   #13
sumandeb6888

Windows 8 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iknowjohnny View Post
Ok, i tried that and found one entry with a yellow !. I googled it and it's supposedly something left over from an uninstalled app like AVG which i DID have at one time. So they said delete it which i did but i still get the prompt on startup.

EDIT: i just noticed my when i view hidden items theres one called "other devices" when when expanded shows logitech gaming HID device. So i updated my logitech driver/software and upon restart still get the prompt. I also noticed a correlation i think....there appear to be TWO of those driver incompatibility prompts. I thought it was just one but it appears to shift a bit to the left after a few seconds and i believe what that is is the first one disappearing and the second popping up. That would make sense since i found 2 hidden items with exclamations. Tho the logitech wasn't yellow and actually i think it was a ? not exclamation. And in any case both (assuming it IS 2 of them) prompts are still there ar startup.
First of all don't use avg.I know that avg av or optimizer found something suspicious files and you remove them, I think after that you got into this trouble
And now I think there is nothing to do you have to format with windows 7 dvd or you can try reinstall all
driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Sep 2013   #14
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Marsmimar, asked,

"Just out of curiosity, what program, software, or app is generating this "warning" (can you right click on the tray icon to bring up a properties dialog box or a help dialog box?)"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2013   #15
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

No, believe me, i exhausted all possible options trying to click it and theres nothing telling me what it is. The only reason i started this thread is because i can't find out. Clicking it does nothing and clicking the little icon in it just brings up the taskbar customization menu. Amazing how after decades MS still hasn't figured out how to keep you informed about whats going on with your OS. In many ways things are worse than with windows 98 where i started.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2013   #16
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You could find more info in the Event Viewer, the System log.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2013   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just read through this thread and see that in post #8 you said
Quote:
I have no virus scanners or anything like that.
Are you saying you have no A/V installed?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2013   #18
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Did you install any games?

You could try uninstalling all third party programs which you installed.

Then if the warning still appears, try using msconfig to diagnose.

Perhaps, posting FRST logs will help us determine the issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2013   #19
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

It just occured to me - the best way to troubleshoot this is Russinovich's Autoruns. In the Drivers tab, it will list every single driver known to a particular Windows installation. For someone who has an inkling of what should NOT be listed there, it's the best place to test a solution and solve the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Driver incompatability prompt at startup




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Command Prompt at Startup
How to Open a Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 7 This will show you how to open a command prompt at boot from the System Recovery Options or Advanced Boot Options screen in Windows 7.Command Prompt is a feature of Windows 7 that provides an entry point for typing MS‑DOS (Microsoft Disk...
Tutorials
Want to access protected files via CMD prompt due to startup failure
Hi all Last night my registry corrupted and now I am in a constant repair loop (Windows 7) With CMD prompt have taken advice to copy the reg files back from backup, that did not work, have done the fixboot.exe advise, did not work and clicked on startup repair 100 times. Have created a win...
General Discussion
Driver incompatability notice on startup
It pops up when the computer boots to the desktop and it's a white box that pops up at the tray area and tells me theres a compatibility issue with a driver, but it says NOTHING about what driver foir what ! And it disappears before you can read it all. So over the course of a week or 2 i have...
Drivers
Startup Repair not working, I/O error message in cmd prompt
Hey guys, i am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my core i3 lennovo laptop Problem is that i have been running a 2nd monitor and about a month ago the laptop screen went crazy and stopped working but the monitor kept working so i just went along with that. All has been fine but 2 days ago a...
General Discussion
Windows 7 I tunes Incompatability
Hi all 1st post so apologies if this is a repeat issue that from looking at other websitesit may be Bottom line Used to have a pc windows XP (2009) synched all music to my i pod touch I have now replaced pc have windows 7 now but despite following various instructions in...
Software
Incompatability with Sierra Wireless?
I have this rather irritating problem in that whenever I install the drivers/software for my sierra airport 595u card, it kills the usb host controllers. By kill, I mean I get "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (code 39) errors. This is...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App