Solved Two Unknown Devices in Device Manager


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So unknown that searches for drivers find nothing.

Delete or other treatment?

Unknown computer user shall remain as unknown to protect the innocent.
 

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    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8930
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidi GetForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2719D
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD boot drive Internal 1TB mechanical data drive; WD My Passport (1Tb external; My Passport Ultra (2Tb) external
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    4Mbps (Bonded DSL)
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    Firefox (default)
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    Malwarebytes, MS Defender AV

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So unknown that searches for drivers find nothing.

Delete or other treatment?

Unknown computer user shall remain as unknown to protect the innocent.


Might you tell us what those "devices" are, or post a screen shot?
 

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.778
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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To find out what they are, right click on each device, select properties, click details tab. Sometimes it will give a description or
a /ven/id. You can then go to PCI Lookup and enter the ven and id to get a description of the device.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.778
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
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    MT
    Cooling
    standard
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
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    Defender+MWB Premium

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Might you tell us what those "devices" are, or post a screen shot?
Probably can't because they're just listed as "unknown device" (been there, done that)
Delete or other treatment?
Download and run Snappy Driver Installer ORIGIN (use Origin version ONLY - I use the one from MajorGeeks)

Run the indexing option only, at first (not the download/update all)
Identify the missing drivers
Install

DO NOT UPDATE other drivers just because you're prompted and/or they're offered. Only use to fix MISSING drivers
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
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    Classic Australian w.a.p.
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    Windows 11 Home
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz + FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB + 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K Keyboard (04/22)
    Mouse
    HP Wireless Silent 280M Mouse (05/21)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) + TCP Optimizer
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    Microsoft Edge
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22000.778
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security (latest)
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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1. Root\New\0000 This has a fair amount of traffic most of which is several years old, and may be part of the Logitech gaming software. I have the software for the MX Master 3 mouse, but no gaming software as far as I know.

2. Root\Oracle\BoxNetLFW\0000 This is from Oracle VBox software. A week or two ago, I found an Oracle folder in the C; drive, and removed it. (That is, I am rather certain that it was so labeled.) I had never heard of Oracle, took a look at it, and would have no use for it. A complete search for Oracle turns up all sorts of entries, none of which appear to me to be of any importance; it is as though the installation of the program, without ever using it, does something to cause such entries.

I am going to delete (2.), and hope that a reboot does not restore it. Should I do the same for (1.)?

sfc /scannow found and fixed three corrupt files in System 32.

The word "cipher" was once used as a synonym for zero, so I have a plethora of ciphers, which may be `cypherdelic.'
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8930
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidi GetForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2719D
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD boot drive Internal 1TB mechanical data drive; WD My Passport (1Tb external; My Passport Ultra (2Tb) external
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    4Mbps (Bonded DSL)
    Browser
    Firefox (default)
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes, MS Defender AV

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Thanks: The reference to the Dell page in the ditty led me directly to this: Unknown (1.) has a grand total of not a single hardware id, and a search for such a non-entity is not overly easy to accomplish.

Just a guess, obviously, but I suspect that Unknown (1.) is directly related to (2.), and deleting it would have no effect other than no longer seeing it in the Device Manager.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8930
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidi GetForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2719D
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD boot drive Internal 1TB mechanical data drive; WD My Passport (1Tb external; My Passport Ultra (2Tb) external
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    4Mbps (Bonded DSL)
    Browser
    Firefox (default)
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes, MS Defender AV

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This thread and especially post #3 in that thread, may help.

 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.778
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    standard
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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Both Unknowns removed, computer restarted, neither unknown reappeared.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8930
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidi GetForce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2719D
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD boot drive Internal 1TB mechanical data drive; WD My Passport (1Tb external; My Passport Ultra (2Tb) external
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    4Mbps (Bonded DSL)
    Browser
    Firefox (default)
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes, MS Defender AV
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