Device Manager in Windows® 2000
What are the things to keep in mind while using Device Manager in Windows 2000?
Device Manager in Windows offers the users with a graphical view of hardware components that are installed in your system. You can use it to alter the way your hardware is configured, and the method by which hardware interrelates with your system’s microprocessor. You can make use of Device Manager to verify whether the hardware on your system is working correctly or not. You can easily modify the hardware configuration settings. Users can also recognize the device drivers which are installed for each device, and can get information regarding each device driver. It is easy to alter the advanced settings and properties for devices by using Device manager. The users can easily set-up the updated device drivers and disable, enable, and uninstall devices. The users can also recognize device conflicts and configure resource settings. Device Manager also offers you the facility to print the detail about all the devices that are installed in your computer.
Given below are the tips to use Device Manager in Windows 2000:
- Login as an administrator
- Solve the problem
- Enable and disable device
Login as an administrator
In order to use Device Manager, you have to login as an administrator. Then, you can access Device manager by right-clicking on 'My Computer'. Then, click on 'Manage' and after that click on 'Device Manager'. Thus, you are offered with list of all installed hardware in right-hand window. Then, double-click on the type of device that you need to view. For instance, you need to look at the keyboard. Then, you have to right click on that particular device, in this case, the keyboard.
Solve the problem
You can easily view the status of the device by hitting on 'Properties'. Then, hit on 'General' tab. Then, you need to search under 'Device Status'. If you find an issue with your device, the nature of that problem is indicated here. It might also specify a problem code and number, and an optional solution. This code and number might be useful to diagnose the issue.
You can use device manager to enable a device. First, find the device in right-hand window and double-click on it. After that, right click on specific device you need to enable, and then select on 'Enable'. Then, uninstall a device with the help of Device Manager. First, find the type of device you need to uninstall in right-hand window and double-click on it. Then, right click on the exact device that you need to uninstall. Then, hit 'Uninstall' and choose 'OK' in the dialog box that is labelled as 'Confirm Device Removal'. Then, you need to shut down your computer and eliminate the uninstalled device.
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