Unexpected number of devices listed

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop running Windows XP Pro and when I go into
Device Manager and show devices by type, there are a few types that are
showing multiple devices installed that look like duplicates. For example,
under Monitor I see four listings for "Default Monitor" though I have only
the one default LCD monitor on the laptop. Under System Devices I see four
"System Board" entries. Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers I see four
"USB Root Hub" entries though I only have two USB ports in the laptop.

I've tried uninstalling the devices and rebooting, but all the entries come
back in the same number. Is this expected or should there be cause for
concern?

Thanks,
d mac
 
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"d mac" <dmac@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop running Windows XP Pro and when I go into
>Device Manager and show devices by type, there are a few types that are
>showing multiple devices installed that look like duplicates. For example,
>under Monitor I see four listings for "Default Monitor" though I have only
>the one default LCD monitor on the laptop. Under System Devices I see four
>"System Board" entries. Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers I see four
>"USB Root Hub" entries though I only have two USB ports in the laptop.
>
>I've tried uninstalling the devices and rebooting, but all the entries come
>back in the same number. Is this expected or should there be cause for
>concern?
>
>Thanks,
>d mac

Try rebooting the computer into Safe Mode.

Then go into Device Manager and uninstall all repeat all instances of
duplicated or non-existant devices. Also uninstall everything in the
"other devices" category.

Also check the Dell website for any driver updates for your specific
laptop model.

Good luck


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