Device Manager With Incorrect Info - Showing Old Disconnected Hard Drive
Jan 16, 2016
I have an odd issue where a Samsung SSD that is no longer in my system is still showing. The weird thing is if I bring up the properties, and then populate the fields of the drive (by pressing the populate button), it shows the capacity of the newer drive which is double the size. This drive is not a Samsung drive though. So I'm not sure what's going on here - see picture where it clearly states (at the top) that I'm looking at the properties of a 250GB Samsung drive, but the populated fields show it to be a 480GB drive.
I've just added a 2nd HD to my Dell system with Win 10. It shows in the BIOS and Seagate tools finds it. It does not show up in Device manager or Computer Management/Storage - Disc Management or anywhere. Not sure if this si Won 10 specific.
I installed Win10 Pro x64 from scratch on my desktop computer and that is the only OS I have on that computer. The Device Manager shows an alert - please check the attachment. I have Nvidia Geforce 9400 and have updated the drivers. How can I get rid of that alert ?
I just noticed that in device manager Microsoft Basic Driver Adapter is enabled not my NVIDIA Geforce 6200 TC. Is there anyway to get it back or do I have to wait for an update? Or should I revert back to Windows 7 and go to Windows 10 when its ready.
Recently, sometime after getting the free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, I noticed my DVD/CD drive was no longer being acknowledged by my laptop.
I went into Device Manager and found "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)".
I uninstalled the device(TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208BB,) and restarted. Nothing changed, so I tried going into registry and deleting UpperFilters and LowerFilters, and again restarted. No change. When I start my computer in safe mode, it works fine.
I also tried buying an external dvd/cd drive, plugged it in and installed drivers. It came out with the exact same error.
My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite S55-A5236.
(I even heard that uninstalling iTunes sometimes works, tried it, didn't work.)
When I updated my computer from windows 7 to windows 10, all of a sudden I don't seem to have a CD/DVD drive anymore. It shows up in the BIOS but not on the actual computer. I have tried to make sure the computers all plugged in correctly and it is. So what can I do to resolve this issue, and if there are so many problems with windows 10 why on earth allow have of the entire population download, especially when MICROSOFT should have thought of all the bugs and fixed them ahead of time. Its not fair to offer free upgrades, when its essentially a downgrade?
I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I wanna play a old game which requires the disk to run, it worked fine in W7 because it could find my DVD drive, but now it is simply not there... Not even in Device Manager.
Windows keeps putting my Canon printer in device manager under the disk drive. Also puts the printer under printers which is correct. Everytime I uninstall it from under the disk drive location.
It puts it back after a reboot. Also get dump files error on usb port, which the printer uses. Printer works fine, but it should not be put under the disk drive in device manager. only way to stop it, is to turn printer off, before I reboot.
I just bought a new hard drive from best buy, its a western digital Blue 500gb hard drive, the old one was failing and causing windows to run slow so I bought this one to fix it. When I try to install the new OS into the blank hard disk it doesnt show up on the list, nothing does.
I am running Windows 10 Home version 1511 build 10586.63 on a Dell XPS L502X laptop. I have just bought a Bose SLIII bluetooth speaker. I can connect it up to the laptop no problem and it works well, however when I disconnect it I cannot reconnect them without removing the device and pairing it again. On my Android phone it is detected and automatically reconnects. Why I have to recreate the device each time I want to connect on the PC? If I do a Win+A then 'connect' and select the speaker device, it tries for a few seconds then I get a yellow message 'Couldn't connect'. When I remove the device and 'Pair' it again it connects immediately.
Basically my story is, my previous laptop had a motherboard failure and I had some things on the hard drive that I wanted to recover. So I purchased a new laptop, put a ssd in it, installed windows 10, then I had a hard drive caddy lying about so I took out the optical drive of the laptop and installed the hard drive from my previous laptop with the assumption that I just take ownership of the drive and drag my stuff across to the (C: ) .
But after installing the hard drive successfully, it's now showing as the (E: ) it doesn't have all the files on it from my previous setup, instead it has the exact same files as the (C: ) . It's like whatever happened windows deleted the files and replaced them with the exact same files as the (C: ) ?I have a wordpress website on that drive that I really need to recover but absolutely no sign of any files from my previous windows 10 setup.
My custom-built pc all of a sudden won't boot in to windows. i get the error message "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key", and i have made sure that my hdd is my first boot option. i want to reinstall windows now because that seems like the only way out, but i cant because i have no recovery usb or disc. what can i do to boot to this harddrive, that my bios detects just fine.
I just upgraded to Windows 10; not much problems for me, except one that I really wish I new that before upgrading. Let me just say this; the Windows 10 app on my pc (running Win7 Ultimate) did not say anything about this issue, that's why I upgraded.
Under my windows 7 I had 2 Realtek RTL8168D PCI-E Gigabit Nic; which I had setup for teaming with the Realtek Teaming Utility; after the upgrade I found out that utility was not compatible with Windows 10, which sucks.
My real problem is under the Device Manager I only see one (1) Nic listed.... is this normal for Windows 10?
Also, how to setup a NIC Team without using the Realtek utility?
I am using am iMac with Bootcamp running Win 7. I have just upgraded to Win 10 with no problems. Except I can now not read my 2 x WD USB external drives. I am getting "the parameter is incorrect" error. In disk management it says the drives are active but RAW. If I connect the 2 drives to any other machine either Win 7 or 10 they are fine, so no fault with the drives. These 2 drives have always been used on the PC in question when running Win 7.
I have tried changing the drive names etc but still cannot read.
My only solution may be to connect the drives to another PC, back up, then format the drives?
Tonight, I tried to look at my mouse properties in Device Manager. I wasn't able to do anything, because for some reason my Device Manager is refreshing every second. I can't click on anything and I don't know how to stop it from doing this.
I have googled this all over the place and there are all sorts of issues with DVD / CD-ROM players no longer being recognized but I haven't come across the same problem I'm having.
I upgraded to Windows 10 64bit from Windows 7 64bit. One day while I was transferring data from my SSD boot drive to my HDD storage drive everything locked up, I got an error message (that I didn't save) and all of a sudden my HDD was no longer visible in My Computer. I ran into all sorts of issues following this and believed that something had corrupted during the data transfer so I opted to disconnect my HDD and do a fresh install of windows with a format on my SSD.
Everything was working well until one day the same thing happened with my DVD/CR-ROM drive, it just disappeared from My Computer. I went to install / check for updated drivers in Device Manager and I believe I clicked uninstall by mistake.
Now when I look at Device Manager there is not even a DVD/CD-ROM option (menu spot for it).
Above: So here you can see My Computer, there is my SSD Boot drive but the DVD / CD-ROM is not there
Above: The DVD / CD-ROM drive does not show up in Disk Management, I've tried rescanning drives, refresh, nothing. (As an aside, what are those unnamed disks???)
Above: Device Manger, there is not even an option to view DVD / CD-ROM drives.
Above: Regedit - A fix I saw was to check this registry for UpperFilters and LowerFilters both of which were not there so I didn't touch anything here.
So far I have done the following troubleshooting:
Turned off the PC and unplugged the CD/DVD drive from the Sata Port. Restarted the PC and loaded windows. Shut off the PC again and re-connected the CD/DVD drive.
When I started the PC back up I entered BIOS and the drive shows up under Sata Port 2 like it should:
ASUS DVD RAM GH75N
There is power to the drive, it opens and closes and if I put a disk in it spins up.
So this leads me to believe the drive is ok and the cable / port are good as it's being recognized.
I think my biggest concern is not being able to see a menu in Device Manager for DVD/CD-ROM drives. I'm not sure how it got removed or how to get it back.
I'm going to try and contact ASUS to see if they have specific drivers for this drive meant for Windows 10.
Upgrade from win 7 pro 64 to 10 pro 64. All hardware and software was new, name brand and authorized at time of original build. The bios shows the drive as sata 3. I checked the windows advisor and the drive is rated as acceptable. It's an Asus sata dvd-+rw.I used every windows repair and diagnostic tool I could find to no avail. The only update for the dvd player was firmware which I installed. I tried switching the bios to auto play but it did nothing.
I did have problems with the upgrade. I could not get the upgrade icon although I had all the required files and had auto upgrades set, so I downloaded 10 to a dvd and did the upgrade. That's the last time the dvd player was recognized. It is working. Asus loads a mini os on it's mother boards called Speed Gate. I can use Speed Gate to to read file on a dvd but it wont execute.I tried making a recovery usb but it fails. I then tried reset but it disconnects the key board and mouse so I have to do a hard restart so reset fails too. I tried restarting with the win 10 dvd in the drive but it wasn't recognized. To update the bios the instructions say use the install disc. I tried using Speed Gate but could only see the list of files. It does give the option of using the asus update utility which should be in programs (apps in 10) but it isn't there.