Topic Title: Show disconnected devices in device manager allowing uninstall
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When I replaced my 4870 with my current 6970, I could not get my computer to recognize my new card. ( I had Vista (I know) at the time )  Tried everything, including double checking I had my computer plugged in. Then I ran into this article. I followed this guide and sure enough my old 4870 card showed up in device manager and I could delete it. Afterwards, happy camper. Another interesting thing was the number of 'disconnected' devices that I found...and deleted. So if you have tried everything else, just before you shoot the damn thing, give this a go.

Show disconnected devices in Device Manager allowing them to be uninstalled (TTID #419)
Author: TACKtech Team     
 
Problem:

After replacing or removing hardware from a computer, the device(s) are not shown in the Device Manager.
This prevents the uninstalling of the device(s) which may cause system to run sluggish.


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Solution:

Click Start > Run...

Type cmd into the Open: textbox.

Click the OK button.

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Type   set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1   at the command prompt. (enter)

Type devmgmt.msc at the command prompt.

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In Device Manager:

Click View > Show hidden devices from the menu.

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Click on the + to expand the hardware type of the device that was removed.

Identify the removed hardware item(s).
These devices Will Appear Lighter In Color, or gray.

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Right Click on the removed hardware item.

Left Click on Uninstall from the menu.

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Confirm Device Removal dialog:

Click the OK button.

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After all of the removed hardware item(s) have been uninstalled,
Close the Device Manager.
Then, Close Command Prompt.


Thanks to TACKtech article >   http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=419
 
 
 
 



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Edited: 07/02/2013 at 11:35 PM by stumped
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