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Author Topic: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2 in device manager? Why "#2"?  (Read 5358 times)

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morkys

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Ok, I probably made a mess of my nVidia drivers to some extent, after installing and un-installing the UDP 5.10, the nForce 4 standalone audio and ethernet and the 4.57 audio drivers. I finally have sound and things seem to work ok, but I'm concerned I've made a mess.

Question:

1) Why do I see an entry in my Device Manager "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2" ?

In Safe Mode its described as "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2 - packet scheduler miniport driver".
I didn't see any duplicate entries to delete. So why does it say #2? I don't have the gigabit LAN enabled on this motherboard, only the nVidia LAN.


I'm trying this before re-installing my system, just in case I can avoid that.

thanx,

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« Last Edit: 24-March-05, 01:10:11 by morkys »
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« Reply #1 on: 23-March-05, 22:45:06 »

Format C:  ;-((
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« Reply #2 on: 23-March-05, 22:59:13 »

If you ininstall and reinstall drivers, you'll occasionally get "#2" added on to the name. I assume that this happens when a driver is added when the old one has not been entirely removed yet. You can check "View/Show Hidden devices" in Device Manager to see hidden drivers; there's also a registry tweak to show even more hidden stuff - just search the web for it.

I wouldn't worry about the name if the device is working right.
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« Reply #3 on: 23-March-05, 23:57:47 »

Interesting. Looks messy when I look at hidden devices, and I'm not sure which I really need.
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« Reply #4 on: 24-March-05, 06:19:09 »

Do you see a "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller" among the hidden items? That would explain the #2 in the visible one.

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The hidden ones aren't doing anything, so you can just leave them there. There's no reason to delete them, and they may include things you may want later, like USB devices that are temporarily detached.
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« Reply #5 on: 24-March-05, 08:24:00 »

Hi,

I have exactly the same problem at the device manager?

Any solutions?
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« Reply #6 on: 24-March-05, 13:08:52 »

You can rename it ....
When drivers installed and got the lan connection right , xp automaticly gives it a #2 name if there was anotherone non working
installed before with the name "Local Area Connection" .
Try via control panel - network connections
right click on the #2 named lan connection and rename it to whatever you like . 
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