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Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 07:37 AM
ive unistalled something i shouldnt have.....

i recently (and with some satisfaction, i might add) terminated my contract with AOL and yesterday got around to purging my system of the damnable software, but the sodding thing has taken something with it because every time my comp starts now windows detects new hardware (wont tell me what though, just says unknown device) and sometimes halts at that stage of windows load up, i have no doubt that AOL and Windows ME teamed up once more to screw me over one last time :explode:

Mex
11-08-2004, 07:39 AM
Windows ME? I'm suprised that you don't have errors every 5 minutes.

ET Warrior
11-08-2004, 07:40 AM
Have you tried running the add new hardware wizard? That might help you figure out what it is your system is detecting.

Windows ME? I'm suprised that you don't have errors every 5 minutes.

What? Are you joking, ME was among the most stable and best performing OS' of all time. It just got a bad rap from those evil people at Mac.

*hides microsoft money bags*

what?

Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 07:49 AM
posted by pal
Windows ME? I'm suprised that you don't have errors every 5 minutes.

who says i dont?

Originally posted by ET Warrior

What? Are you joking, ME was among the most stable and best performing OS' of all time. It just got a bad rap from those evil people at Mac.


i sincerely hope thats a joke......

ET Warrior
11-08-2004, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
i sincerely hope thats a joke......

And the fact that I have to verify that yes, it is a joke....completely ruins the joke :(

Alegis
11-08-2004, 11:24 AM
I'm sorry ET for your loss *shoulderpat*

Leper, look in your device manager (right click 'my computer', hardware) and see f there is any hardware with a yellow exclamation mark

Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by Alegis

Leper, look in your device manager (right click 'my computer', hardware) and see f there is any hardware with a yellow exclamation mark

have done so, whatever it is is just listed as "unknown device"

The_One
11-08-2004, 11:54 AM
Well, if you seem so sure this was as a result of removing the AOL software from your system, you need to ascertain what hardware AOL was using.

You'll first want to investigate network adapters, and modems.

Or if you are convinced your system is running fine without the mystery device, just right click on it in Device Manager and disable it - that'll stop Windows detecting it every time you boot...

Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by The_One
Well, if you seem so sure this was as a result of removing the AOL software from your system, you need to ascertain what hardware AOL was using.

You'll first want to investigate network adapters, and modems.

Or if you are convinced your system is running fine without the mystery device, just right click on it in Device Manager and disable it - that'll stop Windows detecting it every time you boot...

i uninstalled the broadband modem i got with aol as well but that shouldnt be on the list as a) i uninstalled it and b) its not hooked up to the system