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Windows 7: Unidentified Device detected

25 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate
Unidentified Device detected

Just inquiring for my problem its not actually a problem but an annoyance

every time my system is booted up the icon in taskbar of New hardware is there searching for drivers then it will say unable to find hardware ....then i go to device manager and go to other devices there was 2 unknown device so i uninstalled them...they were gone ...and back after 3 seconds.... and won't be removed same with the unknown device detected searching for drivers... anyone know how to remove it? im not connecting any usb devices at my ports though

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25 Mar 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Try identifying the devices:

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

A Guy
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26 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate

all i can see is DevNote as i cant see Hardware ID

here it is


Dev Instance path= ROOT\LEGACY_EPFW\0001

class long name= Other Devices
shortname= Unknown
icon path = %SystemRoot%\System32\setupapi.dll,-18

parent= HTREE\ROOT\0
i wont post the siblings its too long

anyone knows whats this ?

tried looking through the registry found it and tried deleting it but cant...access denied i tried changing permissions etc but access denied too
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