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Windows 7 Device Manager..Driving Me Up The Wall

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedon23, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    No idea why this is happening, but for the last day, this is what I've been experiencing;

    Sometimes (not all the time) when I restart my computer, it starts up and at least 10 devices aren't working (I check VIA device manager):

    - Wireless mouse
    - Wireless keyboard
    - Audio/speakers
    - Universal Serial Bus Controllers
    - Network Adapters (can't see ANY wireless networks).

    Now, I try to use the Windows Device/Hardware troubleshooter. It recognizes that none of these devices are working, and I try to "Repair", it says something like "Cannot be repaired" for all of them.

    Anybody have a solution to this?
     
  2. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    Did you install drivers for these devices? Maybe the drivers windows has are bad or not 100% compatible with your hardware.
     
  3. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I did when I first bought the laptop (about a month ago). Everything has been completely fine since then. I just started having this problem yesterday.
     
  4. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I was starting my computer (restarting completely).

    I definitely thought the ipod plugged in was the problem. I took it out, restarted my computer later, and same thing. I had to do a system restore for everything to work again.

    Pretty confusing. Sucks because I just bought this laptop 3 weeks ago, with no warranty. :/