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Old April 30th 12, 01:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
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Default XP Device manager items w/ yellow exclamation marks

RobertK wrote on 12/10/2005 00:57 ET :
I was looking thru Device Manager and clicked Viewshow hidden devices &
noticed two items with the yellow questions marks beside them- the first was:
under "Printers" was my printer, then below it "Parallel
Device" had the
question mark. When clicking it for more info it said "The drivers for
device aren't installed. To reinstall click Reinstall Driver. Code 28"
device type said "printer". FYI my printer is an older HP 722C &
I believe I
installed it using WinXPs own printer driver. I haven't had any issues with
this or the other device I found in conflict in Device Manager but was just
curious if I needed to do anything with either one- or if not broke don't

The second device with a yellow exclamation mark was under Non Plug & Play
Drivers PartMgr. It said: "Device not present, not working properly or
doesn't have all its drivers ,Code 24. Display name: Partition Manager,
Current status: started, Startuptype: Boot. Driver files:
c:WINDOWSSystem32driverspartmgr.sys, file version: 5.1.2600.0

The PartMgr had a troubleshoot option but I haven't tried it yet and the
Parallel Device had a reinstall driver option but that came back empty after
trying it. Thanks for any help with this! RK

Thanx RobertK for your great idea about BootSkin. You rock! This problem has
been puzzling me for a couple of days now, but you did the trick. I thought I
had checked almost everything, even in the registry, but when I uninstalled
BootSkin ver. 1.0.6 and re-installed ver.1.0.3, bam the odd exclamation
disappeared and PartMgr is functioning correctly again + no more BSOD's! Thanx
again + keep up the good work!