howtogeek at July 7th, 2013 06:42 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/167094/how-to-use-the-windows-device-manager-for-troubleshooting/
The Windows Device Manager is an important troubleshooting tool. It displays all your installed hardware devices and allows you to view which ones have problems, manage their drivers, and even disable specific pieces of hardware.
harv at July 7th, 2013 10:57 — #2
One trick with hardware that is misbehaving is to Uninstall it in Device Manager, leave it plugged in and reboot. It is particularly good for recalcitrant DVD drives that I seem to be cursed with.
Oh, and Winkey + dev m opens it in W7.
nsdcars5 at July 7th, 2013 12:05 — #3
Great. Now everyone knows how I fixed the fluctuating trackpad...
ruhlfelder at July 7th, 2013 13:03 — #4
What about "scan for hardware changes" ?
aj_ at July 7th, 2013 19:02 — #5
What is the "dev m" key?
harv at July 7th, 2013 19:27 — #6
That would be six keys, the 'd' the 'e' the 'v' the 'spacebar' the 'm' and 'enter'.
aj_ at July 8th, 2013 19:00 — #7
No Winkey+ "D", "E", "V", SPACE, "M" will minimize everything and open windows explorer, then minimize it.
nsdcars5 at July 13th, 2013 09:39 — #8
...which makes no sense at all.
You need to press Win (to bring up Start), then type "dev m" in Search, and press Enter.