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How not to tidy up your computer... [Monday 11th October 2004 at 5:05 pm]
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I was trundling through the settings on my computer to tidy things up, and while I was removing left-over bits of hardware definitions (e.g. for a non-existant monitor) I came across something labelled as Unknown, with a question mark for it's icon. This wasn't in device manager - I was using the Add/Remove Hardware Wizard thingy. So, in typical suicidal style I tried to uninstall it.

And guess what? It was part of the core devices! So not only couldn't I uninstall it, it also took out everything else in the process of trying to remove it. I now have somewhat less in the hardware list (and still all the junk). Notably, there does not appear to be a hard disk, graphics card or sound card. I am dreading the restart, and am currently praising whoever at Microsoft thought up "Last Known Good". At least the modem's back so I can post this!
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Monday 11th October 2004 at 4:36 pm (UTC)
Since posting that, I restarted and then found out that the graphics and sound had gone. restarted again without logging in, and picked Last Known Good. Came up sweet as pie. Did another restart to make sure the current config was written.

All hail Last Known Good!
All hail Last Known Good!
All hail Last Known Good!
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