Go to Start/Control Panel/Add New Hardware.....it will be listed there.
Also, in the Device Manager is there any + signs open showing errors in any
To remove Unknown or Other Devices: You can delete the non-present devices
from registry. To determine the hardware key of the device:
Go to Start/Run/CMD. At the command prompt, type the following commands and
press enter after each line:
Click the View menu and select Show hidden devices. Right click the device
you want to delete and click Properties. Click the Details tab.
Select Device Instance ID. The value of Device Instance ID is the hardware
key of the device.
For example, if you see the value is Root\Image\0000, the full hardware key
Then go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to the key. The data of the
Driver value is the software key of the device. Delete both the hardware
key and software key.
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>>I tried that and it tried to install an unknown device at
>> the next reboot. Every device I have is listed in the
>> device manager.
>>>John, just right click on the unknown device and
>>>uninstall it, as long as you do not have any devices
>>>(printers, scanners, cameras etc.) that are not listed
>>>the device manager.
>>>> John, it's probably a USB Device. Maybe a Scanner,
>>>Printer , USB
>>>>"John G"<< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >> wrote in
>>>>> I have one item listed in Other Devices as Unknown
>>>>> with a ? before it. Boot up says "Found New Hardware"
>>>>> does not say what that hardware is. A search for
>>>>> comes up empty. I don't have any hardware that has not
>>>>> been installed. What is XP looking for?