In Reply to: Re: cannot delete ghost device under Win XP posted by Howard on 03/21/02 at 10:25 AM:
You should visit Windows Update to see if there's a System Restore patch.
As far as the gateway goes, look in Add/Remove Programs for an Uninstall string.
: Ah, yes. That was the first thing I tried, actually. For a reason unknown to me, after the system restarted I was greeted by a message stating that the system could not be restored. There was no further explanation given. Is there a way to just get it out of the device manager?
: : USe Windows XP restore feature to restore the system to a time just before you installed the device. Keep in mind that any software or other devices that were installed in between should be removed and/or deleted and reinstalled after the restore.
: : Jeff Roberts
: : USBMan
: : : I had a brief, unsatisfactory affair with a 2Wire Home Portal USB Internet Gateway.
: : : After I broke it off, I was surprised to find this device still listed in device manager under
: : : safe mode, though it does not appear in device manager in regular mode. It is a skeleton in
: : : the closet, so to speak. I tried to destroy this evidence by clicking the delete button in
: : : device manager in safe mode, but Windows XP (with prim Victorian sensibilities)
: : : would not permit this -- it said the device could not be deleted because it was needed for
: : : the system to boot (or something like that). It's obviously not true since the device has long
: : : been bamished from the computer and it boots fine. Could someone help me rid my system
: : : of this unsavory reminder of a past indiscretion? Many thanks.