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April 12, 2019  10:58 AM

Dude, Where Is My SDXC Drive?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

A funny thing happened when I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to the latest Release Preview. I'm talking Build 18362.53, otherwise known as 1903 aka May 2019 Update. Before the upgrade, the PC saw its SDXC card and contents without issue. After the upgrade, nada. Before the upgrade, DevMgr saw something...

April 10, 2019  4:26 PM

Samsung Consumer Drivers OEM Friendly

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, NVME Related, Windows 10

Last Friday, a couple of Lenovo loaner laptops showed up at my office. Both include 8th Generation (formerly, Coffee Lake) CPUs and Samsung OEM NVMe SSDs. As I was perusing the TenForums threads yesterday, I noticed a new version of the Samsung NVMe drivers. But my drive's model number is...


February 25, 2019  2:01 PM

Nvidia LiveKernelEvent 141 Error Returns

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

This morning, I checked on Reliability Monitor to see how my production PC was doing. Right away, I noticed a LiveKernelEvent error had occurred on 2/21. That’s the same day I updated my Nvidia GPU driver. Prior experience with this error code means I had reason to think “GPU issue” (see this...


January 24, 2019  12:22 PM

Win10 1809 Update Unknown Device Works

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Given the flak that Win10 1809 is catching lately, I wanted to share some good news in the wake of a recent clean install. Normally, when Device Manager (DevMgr) includes the Other Devices category, one or more Unknown device entries follow. This means that Windows has enumerated devices and found...


January 23, 2019  11:03 AM

Driver Setting Explains Venue Pro Restart Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Over the past 2-3 years, I've experienced an intermittent and vexing issue with one of my Insider Pro test machines. It's a Dell Venue Pro 11, model 7130 (i5-4210Y CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Lite-On M.2 SATA SSD). At certain points in time, this PC has repeated suffered from Restart issues. Let me...


December 3, 2018  3:21 PM

Intel Windows 10 Modern Drivers

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Intel, Intel Chipset Drivers, Windows 10

Starting in November, 2018, Intel began supplying Modern Windows Drivers for its products. You can read about this switchover on the Intel site. Find the Support post entitled "Introduction...

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October 19, 2018  10:43 AM

Build 17763.55 Fixes USB Issues

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, USB devices, Windows 10

A USB gotcha appeared among various woes in the wake of the initial 1809 release of Windows 10 (Build 17763.1). Having finally had time to test, I'm pleased to report that Build 17763.55 fixes USB issues. USB 3.0 devices, including drives and hubs, showed up in 17763.1 as USB 2.1. Now, they show up...


October 15, 2018  12:13 PM

Print Scan Drivers Move to Windows Update

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Printer drivers, Windows 10

Here's an interesting note, with interesting implications about Windows 10 version 1809. Entitled "What's new in printing in Windows 10, Version 1809" (dated...


September 12, 2018  12:02 PM

Handling Intel Management Engine Exploits . . . or Not!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, firmware update, Windows 10

In checking over new posts at TenForums this morning, I came across information about new vulnerabilities in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT). The latest...


August 13, 2018  12:32 PM

About Logitech Driver Interface Drivers

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Something interesting happens on Windows 10 systems with Logitech mice and unifying transceivers. Go into Device Manager, and turn on "Show hidden devices" in the View menu. On such PCs, you'll see a usually hidden device category called "DriverInterface" show up. On systems with a Logitech mouse...


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