My computer keeps locking up ( occasionally - not every day ) since I had a new MB/Chip installed. One solution I have seen is to boot up in safe mode and check out and delete any duplicates in the device manager.
I've had a look in device manager and it looks like I've got a load of duplicates, not in any particular order, there's :
7 'VIA Standard Host Bridge'
3 'Motherboard Resources'
2 'Primary IDE channel'
2 'Secondary IDE channel'
2 'HID-compliant consumer control device'
2 ' USB Human interface device'
4 'VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller'
5 'USB Root hub'
3 'USB Mass Storage Device'
2 'USB COmposite Device'
2 'Generic USB Hub'
Also there's a :
ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES and a
ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES - Secondary
and two of these :
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20Ghz[/I][/I]
My system connections are as follows :
4 USB ports on the rear :
... Wireless KB/M
... External HD
... 4 Port USB Hub which has SatNav / Mob Phone / External HD / Free
I also occasionally plug an Mp3 player into one of the two front USB ports.
--- and that's it, nothing too flash or complex.
So my question is this. Am I OK to delete the duplicates so there is just one of each of all the device manager entries or should I leave some multiples ? If so, which ones ? Also, is it necessary to boot into safe mode before any deletions ?
Many thanks for any help or advice, it's much appreciated.