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Windows 7: PC not showing correct model info or image in Devices & Printers

25 Mar 2014   #21

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
That's OK :) I might just have to deal with it until I get a new computer :/
Just because you are missing an icon is no reason for a new PC. does it have other problems? If so you can post a new thread about it.

My PC shows the same icon as ICit2lol's, which is a server but the machines both work fine.

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I didn't mean it like that! xD I would like to save up for a new one anyway; it's not about the icon!

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25 Mar 2014   #22

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
gln2d3 Have you ever or do you now use Advanced System Care?
Nope I haven't.
To the others, it doesn't really matter about the icon anyway, seems like that's how it is for a lot of other people too. It's not affecting how my computer works or anything :)
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26 Mar 2014   #23

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

I can't fix your problem but (for what it's worth) can offer a bit of an explanation about what you're seeing in Devices and Printers.

Device Manager, displays hardware device information at the "piece by piece" hardware component level. To help the user better understand their hardware at a logical level, Microsoft introduced the concept of "containers" in Windows 7.
  • A container is a piece of hardware the user can understand. Each device you see in Devices and Printers is a container.
  • Each container is represented by a unique "container ID.
  • A container consists of one or more hardware devices. (Note: If you look at Device properties in Device Manager->Details tab, you'll find the container ID the device belongs to)
  • Each hardware device belonging to a container is assigned the same container ID

The task of creating a Container ID and associating which hardware belong in which container is performed by a combination of BIOS, the Plug and Play Manager and information vendors (may) include in the hardware device firmware. What you see in Devices and Printers is the logical presentation of each container along with its icon and meta data (like mfr, model #'s, etc)

btw... When you see an "Unspecified" device listed under Devices and Printers it only means the something didn't implement the concept of container IDs correctly. The unspecified device is a piece of hardware not associated with a container. An Unspecified device does NOT mean a device problem.

If you right click a container icon->Properties->Hardware tab you see the list of hardware devices that are part of the container. I believe that if you have a yellow bang icon on a container icon, it means there's an issue with one of the hardware devices that are part of the container

Anyway, hope this info may help sometime future :)

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p.s. So i don't think the new drive should make any difference to Container construction and meta data inclusion. Though perhaps a BIOS? or Windows update? or driver update? might do it i would think.. (of course, Windows still always has its mysteries....
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