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hello, again,

I downloaded the 2 XP files, no results. The one file (USB) took nearly 2 hours to download! I thought maybe something was wrong with the computer settings, so I downloaded it to my main computer (Dell Dimension 3000, 160GB HD, Hyperthreading, and it took the same amount of time! I was shocked!

Anyway, nothing changed. I did add speakers and can play system sounds and CD's just fine.

Is there any way to just remove (permanently) the two devices (multimedia controller and network controller) that show the ! from the device list? They just seem to be there to bug me! LOL

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You can try to right click on them in device manager and click uninstall.
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Hello, me again,

I posted a reply earlier, but see it isn't here, so maybe I hit the wrong button. I downloaded both USB XP files (one took nearly 2 hours) but neither changed anything.

I did add speakers and can play system sounds and CDs just fine.

I wish at this point I could just delete the "other devices" multimedia controller and network controller from the device list. I am beginning to suspect they are both obsolete, as all audio and net devices are working just fine.

What do you think?

Dusty
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OOPS! Guess I didn't wait long enough for my post to post! LOL

Hello, Jaxisland!

I have uninstalled both of them, but every time I start my computer, they come right back and the wizard tries to reinstall the software, then says it can't be found and the device cannot be started.

How can I permanently uninstall them? And then does my computer self-destruct? LOL

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possibly what you are dealing with is having a mulitmedia card and ethernet that is bridged or onboard, yet the ones you are using are both cards you upgraded the machine with...

To unsinstall them permanently is not possible, however if you right click each in the DEVICE MANAGER you should be able to click DISABLE DEVICE and you shouldnt have any issues...

If you lose your sound though, or ethernet re-enable...

I guess you got 2 ethernet and 2 sound cards or something, didnt know that before :whistling:
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Disabling sounds like the way to go.
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Hello, again, AitrusSkyy and Jaxisland!

I don't think there are 2 sound cards or ethernet cards in this hummer. There is only one place to connect an ethernet plug, one modem that has the in and out regular phone jacks, and one card that has the 3 little round jacks for speakers, mic, etc.

What I don't know about computers could fill a book, though, so you never know! LOL

I am going to try disabling and see what happens.

Thank you both for all the help!

Dusty
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