Re: grayed Device manager entries (especially Generic Volume)



fatman
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
My gamenum.sys resoures ar gray out,so I can't use my joystick.XP
sucks big time ,problems ever since I upgraded.All I can figure out is
the file is corupt,but everytime I delet the file it puts another
corupt file in its place.Anyone having problems with sound blaster 5.1
live.
On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 15:39:16 GMT, "R. McCarty"
<PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote:

>Grayed out entries are generally of two types. First a device that
>exists in the current hardware profile, but isn't currently powered
>on or plugged in. Second are "Phantoms", these can be duplicates
>or devices that are no longer physically in the Hardware profile.
> You can safely remove entries from all but the System Devices &
>Sound categories. Those will have entries grayed out, but should
>remain in the profile.
> Non Plug-&-Play may have some items that are grayed out. This
>is due to Safe Mode booting which loads some generic drivers.
>After a Safe Mode boot, you may have Serial or Parallel drivers
>that aren't used in your normal profile. Safe Mode will start those
>drivers regardless of BIOS setup of those peripherals.
> Phantoms shouldn't affect performance. Many times they are the
>result of plugging USB devices into different USB Channels (ports).
>This is how you can end up with multiple instances of Cameras &
>Scanners, etc...
>
>
>"Zarbol Tsar" <zarbol@tsar.net> wrote in message
>news:95999BDC2A89B51D7E@130.133.1.4...
>>I am looking for some help and information.
>>
>> ----
>>
>> I selected Show Hidden Devices in Device Manager and saw very many
>> grayed out entries.
>>
>> In particular I have about 100 (one hundred) entries under Storage
>> Volumes each of which say Generic Volume !!
>>
>> Presumably these entries for Generic Volume were created each time I
>> showed a new partition to XP, moved a partition, and so on.
>>
>> (1) Can I now safely remove all the grayed out Generic Volume
>> entries?
>>
>> (2) Can I also remove grayed out entries for things like Display
>> Adapters, Printers, etc?
>>
>> (3) If I leave the grayed out entries in Device Manager then will
>> there be a slowdown in general performance, boot time, shutdown time,
>> or whatever?
>>
>> Thank you for any info.
>


Re: grayed Device manager entries (especially Generic Volume)