So i can click on a particular entry in the events

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So I can click on a particular entry in the events field and it gives me details about the log entry down here. If we go to the Resources tab, we can see the various system resources that are being consumed by the device such as the interrupts, the memory addresses, and so on. The big thing to look for down here is the Conflicting Device List. It'll tell us if we have too many devices using the same resources or perhaps if we have a Non Plug and Play device trying to use a resource, if for some reason there's a conflict, it'll be displayed down here. 10-20 years ago, this was a big deal. Today it doesn't happen very often anymore because we are allowed to share many resources on the systemwhereas a decade or two ago, we could not
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share resources on the system. Go click OK. So with that in mind, let's take a look at the various icons that are used for the hardware in Device Manager. We've already looked at this one. This little black down arrow indicates a device that is there, it's functioning properly, the device driver's available, but we've just disabled it and turned it off. We've already looked at that. But another icon to watch for is this one right here where we have a yellow trianglewith a black exclamation point in it. That indicates that something is wrong with this device. Now it doesn't tell you what, it just says, "something isn't right." To find out what the problem is,select the device, right-click and go to Properties, and look at the Device Status window. I told you earlier, this is a very useful window. Here, we can make use of it. It tells us here that Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal but it has not yet been removed from the computer. Oh, well this isn't a big deal at all. If we take a look, we see that this is a USB flash drive that I connected to the system initially but then stopped it but I haven't actually pulledthe device from the system. We can learn that from this error message right here in Device Status. So to fix this problem, all I have to do... is actually remove the device from the USB port, which I just did, and we should see that the error has gone away. Other error messages you might see could include an incompatible device driver. Some device drivers are very Windows version- centric, where others are a little more compatible between Windows versions. The error message could also tell you that you have a malfunctioning hardware device itself. Now be aware that in Device Manager, there are also alternate views that you can use to kind of see what's going on with your system. To access them, go to the View menu, and then select one of these other options. Right now we're viewing information Sorted Devices by Type but we can also view Devices by Connection, Resources by Type, or Resources by Connection.
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