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The Device Manager is a tool included with Microsoft Windows operating systems that allows the user to display and control the hardware attached to the computer. When a piece of hardware is not working, the offending hardware is highlighted where the user can deal with it. The list of hardware can be sorted by various criteria. // Microsoft Windows is a range of operating environments for personal computers and servers. ...


For each device in the list, users can:

  • Supply device drivers to the hardware
  • Enable or disable devices
  • Tell Windows to ignore malfunctioning devices
  • View other technical properties
Screenshot of the Device Manager tool under Windows XP.
Screenshot of the Device Manager tool under Windows XP.

A device driver, often called a driver for short, is a computer program that enables another program (typically, an operating system) to interact with a hardware device. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of the Device Manager tool under Windows XP. This is a screenshot of copyrighted computer software. ... Image File history File links Screenshot of the Device Manager tool under Windows XP. This is a screenshot of copyrighted computer software. ... As of 2005, Windows XP is the current desktop version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. ...

Running Device Manager

Windows 9x Microsoft Windows is a range of commercial operating environments for personal computers. ...

  • Right click My Computer
  • Select properties
  • Select Device Manager tab

Windows 2000 and Windows XP Windows Explorer on Windows 2000 Windows Explorer is the application used in modern versions of Microsoft Windows for displaying file and directory listings and information. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K, W2K or Windows NT 5. ... As of 2005, Windows XP is the current desktop version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. ...

  • Right click My Computer
  • Select properties
  • Select hardware tab
  • Click Device Manager button.

OR Windows Explorer on Windows 2000 Windows Explorer is the application used in modern versions of Microsoft Windows for displaying file and directory listings and information. ...

  • Press the Windows key and the Pause key at the same time.


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Device Manager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (170 words)
Screenshot of the Device Manager tool under Windows XP.
The Device Manager is a Control Panel applet included with Microsoft Windows operating systems that allows the user to display and control the hardware attached to the computer.
Device Manager was introduced with Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.
Device manager information and help (2588 words)
First introduced with the release of Microsoft Windows 95, the Windows device manager is a program that allows a user to view hardware devices and their status.
This code indicates that the.inf file for this device may be incorrect or the registry may be damaged.
It may be possible to resolve this error by using Device Manager to remove the device and then running the Add New Hardware tool in control panel.
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