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my Device Manager shows an Unknown Device
i searched a driver for it in Win98SE's CD but i could not find any driver
i dont know what is this device
can anybody help me in knowing ab this device
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Can you check the properties of it? Have you installed any new hardware lately? Do you have any further info for us about the other device?
no i havent installed any hardware lately
this unknown device is almost a year old
at that time asked my harware eng. he said it is nothing just leave it. but now i want to know what it is
what type of info u want???
Under Resources tab it shows
Memory Range : FFB80000-FFBFFFFF
& Used Automatic Settings is selected
Any other information???
You could remove it and if it is somethat that you need windows should find it again once you restart the computer. But that may require you knowing what drivers are needed for it to completely re-install it. My advice would be leave it alone unless it is causing a problem. Unless there is a yellow exclamation mark by it then it is working properly now.

What was installed a year ago? That is probably where you will find the answer.

You may be just creating problems if you do remove it.
i trying deleting it and windows does detect it when i restart my pc
and upon that it does have a yellow exclamation mark!!!!!!!!
i have just added a new hard disk to my pc
but this is there b4 the installation of the HD
Was there a name other than unknown device when windows found it?
just an Unkown Device found
Attached is a screenshot of my device manager. Are any of these categories missing in yours?


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HCFMODEM & Imaging Device
and i have an extra
SCSI controllers apart from other devices
hcfmodem -- my modem -- your type may not have this entry

imaging device -- my scanner and camera --you only have these if you have an imaging device

scsi controllers --- for those type devices I have none of them.

Well this didn't seem to help any. If you start to have problems then maybe we can narrow it down as to what the other device is.

Remove it again and restart again. Watch closely and see if windows installls anything prior to or after finding the other device. Jot any info down and post back here.
nopes nothing
straight away Windows has found a new hardware
and then Building driver information
just these 2 screen appears nothing else and then the normal installation wizard

i just remembered 2 yrs back i had changed my motherboard mayb this might help u

i just tried to get a driver from motherboard cd but even this failed
If and when this creates a problem post it here and we may have something more to go on. If you are uncomfortably with leaving it the way it is now you can try a scanreg /restore back to a few days ago. I'm not sure where to go from here otherwise.

You could poke around in system information and see if you find anything.
oh sure this is the first place i will come when i have a probs
anyways thanx for ur help
Checkout the link below. Download Belarc and install it. If you Copy and paste the info here remove any licence info first. That will show you what all you have. Very nice tool to have.
Operating System

System Model

Windows 98 SE

Asset Tag: 0123ABC

Processor a

Main Circuit Board

500 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Board: ZIDA Instant810C 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 62710 05/20/99


Memory Modules

44.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
24.02 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

H+H DVD-ROM DVD-707B [CD-ROM drive]
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

Generic IDE hard disk drive (4.06 GB) -- drive 1
Generic IDE hard disk drive (40.01 GB) -- drive 0

64 Megabytes Installed Memory
64 Megabyte Module Size - 1 Installed
One Memory Socket is Empty

Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0)
2.14 GB
400 MB free
d: (on drive 1)
4.06 GB
326 MB free
e: (on drive 0)
7.86 GB
5.73 GB free
f: (on drive 0)
10.01 GB
2.53 GB free
g: (on drive 0)
10.01 GB
5.09 GB free
h: (on drive 0)
9.99 GB
9.95 GB free

Network Drives



Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)

HP DeskJet 610C Series
on LPT1:


Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
Default Monitor

Bus Adapters


EPPSCSI Miniport Driver V2.04.04
H+H Virtual CD SCSI Controller
Intel 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller

Crystal Audio Codec
Crystal Audio Codec Game Device
Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)


Other Devices

Standard 56000 bps K56Flex Modem
Realtek RTL8029(AS) PCI Ethernet NIC
Network Card MAC Address: 00:80:C8:06:0A:95

PC/AT Enhanced Keyboard (101/102-Key)
SerialV (COM1) [Mouse]
USB Root Hub

Software Licenses

Adobe Systems, Inc. - Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Microsoft - MediaPlayer
Microsoft - Windows 98 SE
29202-OEM-0000007-00651 (Key: HQ6K2-QPC42-3HWDM-BF4KJ- W4XWJ)
Microsoft - Office 2000 Premium

Software Versions

Explore your CD ROM drive. *
ACDSee Classic Version 2, 4, 3, 0*
Adobe Acrobat Reader Version*
Adobe ImageReady (tm) 3.0 Version 3.0*
Adobe Photoshop Version 6.0*
AIDA32 *
Banner Blue Software Incorporated - Microsoft Organization Chart Version 2,0,0,1016*
Belarc Advisor and BelLive - Belarc's Content Personalization with Privacy Version 5.0m*
Bitstream, Inc. FontNav Version 4, 0, 0, 0*
Corel CAPTURE (TM) Version 10.410*
Corel PHOTO-PAINT(R) Version 10.410*
Corel R.A.V.E. (TM) Version 1.0*
Corel Uninstaller Version 10.189*
CorelDRAW(R) Version 10.410*
Corel® BAR CODE Wizard Version 10.410*
Cricket 2002 *
DBConvert Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
EAsy *
EasyIso *
EReg Application Version 3, 0, 0, 0*
Genigraphics® - GraphicsLink(TM) for Windows Version 9.0*
H+H Software GmbH - Virtual CD v4 Version 4, 0, 0, 0*
H+H Software GmbH - Virtual CD Version 4, 0, 0, 0*
Hewlett-Packard Co. - HP DeskJet A.03.01.03*
ICQ ICQRun Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
ICQ Version 2003a Beta*
ICQUninstall Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
Inprise Corporation - InterBase Version*
InterBase - InterClient for Windows 95/NT Version 1.60*
Java Plug-in Control Panel *
Macromedia Flash Version 6, 0, 25, 0*
Macromedia, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 6,0,21,0*
Microsoft - PDMan98 Version 6.00.8141*
Microsoft Clip Gallery Version*
Microsoft Corporation - Application Performance Explorer Manager Version 6.00.8141*
Microsoft Corporation - DirectShow Version*
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.00.2614.3500*
Microsoft Corporation - VB 6 API Declaration Loader Version 6.00.8141*
Microsoft Corporation - Visual Basic Version 6.00.8141*
Microsoft Map Version*
Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2609*
Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2702*
Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2717*
Microsoft Office 2000 Version 9.0.2719*
Microsoft Outlook Version 9.0.2416*
Microsoft Photo Editor Version 3.01*
Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows Version 9.0.2716*
Microsoft Snapshot Viewer Application Version*
Microsoft Windows Scripting Host Version 5.0.531.7*
Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version*
Microsoft® Plus! for Windows® 95 Version 4.40.500*
Microsoft® Access Version 9.0.2719*
Microsoft® Developer Studio Version 6.0.000*
Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000 Version*
Microsoft® Internet Services Version*
Microsoft® NetMeeting® Version 2.11*
Microsoft® NetShow Version*
Microsoft® Query Version 9.00.2612*
Microsoft® Schedule+ for Windows 95(TM) Version 7.5*
Mozilla Version 1.3a*
Multithread Benchmark *
Naviant NAVBrowser Version*
Nullsoft - Winamp Version 2.80*
Opera Internet Browser (win32) Version 6.03*
Opera Internet Browser (win32) Version 7.0*
Oracle Corporation - ODBCT32 Version*
Oracle Corporation - SQL*PLUS Version*
Oracle Corporation - Start Database Utility Version*
Oracle Corporation - Stop Database Utility Version*
Oracle Corporation launch Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
Oracle Home Selector Version*
Oracle8i Navigator Version*
PageMaker65 *
PartitionMagic 7.0 for DOS *
Peter A. Gebhard Software - Dr. Hardware 2002 Version 3.5.0*
PowerQuest Corporation - DriveMapper 5.0 for Windows Version*
PowerQuest Corporation - PartitionInfo for Windows 9x Version*
PowerQuest Corporation - PartitionMagic 7.0 Version 2001.0.0.283*
Preview Systems - Vbox Version*
Rambooster *
Rational Software Corporation - Visual Modeler Version 2.0*
RealNetworks, Inc. - RealOne Player (32-bit) Version*
RealNetworks, Inc. - RealOne Player (32-bit) Version*
RealNetworks, Inc. - RealOne Player (32-bit) Version*
Run RoadRash *
Seagate Software, Inc. - Backup *
Serials 2000 Version 1, 0, 0, 1*
SpeedBit LTD - DAP Update Application Version 1, 0, 0, 6*
SpeedBit Ltd. - Download Accelerator Plus Version 5, 3, 0, 0*
Symantec Core Technology Version*
Symantec Corporation - Norton AntiVirus Version 7, 51, 0, 1*
Symantec Corporation - Norton AntiVirus Version*
WCW Nitro PC *
WinRAR *
Yahoo! Messenger Version 5, 5, 0, 1246*
Zone Labs Inc. - Internet Access Monitor Version*
ZoneAlarm Pro Version*
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I would click edit add remove the software license section.

Have to leave now but you can use that tool to see if some of the hardware isn't listed in device manager and that will help pinpoint what is listed as other device.

The unknown device is very likely an IRQ holder for PCI Steering. Prob. not in use. In Dev Mgr, highlight unknown dev,properties, resources. What IRQ does it show? Go to system info, check IRQ to see whatelse might be in slot. If nothing, disable unknownin dev mgr.
in resoources it is not showing irq
it is just showing something abt memory which is mentioned above
You can scroll a little in that screen....did you?
You might try booting to the safe mode and remove the unknown device. Once had a duplicate display driver, after I removed it in the safe mode, it quit coming back.
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