1000+ Unknown Devices!!

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #1

    1000+ Unknown Devices!!


    Hi,

    I'm new and hoping this is the correct place to post this.

    My Windows 10 PC has just started showing 1000+ Unknown Devices under Device Manager. Under Properties > Details they appear to have the value ROOT\VMS_VSMP\XXXX and ROOT\VMS_MP\XXXX, with XXX being entries from 0000-0575.

    Can anyway tell me what they are? Are they malicious? How do I delete them?

    Any information would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 56,063
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    Are you running Hyper-V with virtual machines? You may have a bad driver on the switch.


    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...6-27ab0ba0c6c4

    If you cannot easily identify the cause, I would recommend an in-place repair of your system.. You won't lose a thing. Takes about 30-45 minutes.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks,

    No I'm not running virtual machines. I checked and I did have Hyper-V enabled. I'm not sure it needed to be.

    I will look into the in place upgrade....sounds scary!
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  4. Posts : 56,063
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    morgo1968 said:
    Thanks,

    No I'm not running virtual machines. I checked and I did have Hyper-V enabled. I'm not sure it needed to be.

    I will look into the in place upgrade....sounds scary!
    In Features, disable Hyper-V if you're not using it. Reboot and see if all that clears up. Try that before the in-place.


    be back shortly..............
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks,

    I tried disabling Hyper-V....still the same unknown devices...
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  6. Posts : 56,063
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #6

    Can you post a screenshot of part of that so we can see what you are seeing. Thanks.

    I'm assuming all of this is un-checked and you have restarted the machine.

    1000+ Unknown Devices!!-2021-04-22_10h04_31.png
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Screen shot below. Yes, I have re-booted the machine.

    1000+ Unknown Devices!!-resolve-studio-15.jpg

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    Thanks for the help.....much appreciated.

    I'm signing off for the night, it's late here in Western Australia.
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  8. Posts : 56,063
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #8

    morgo1968 said:
    Screen shot below. Yes, I have re-booted the machine.

    1000+ Unknown Devices!!-resolve-studio-15.jpg

    - - - Updated - - -

    Thanks for the help.....much appreciated.

    I'm signing off for the night, it's late here in Western Australia.
    Good night. When you get a chance, could you do a screenshot of Device Manager showing the Unknowns you are seeing. Just the first part, not a thousand! Thanks.
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  9. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Morning, I have just installed the latest Windows Updates and rebooted.....screenshot of Device Manager below.

    Would simply uninstalling the unknown devices work? Although manually uninstalling that many would take forever. Is there a way to remove multiple devices?

    1000+ Unknown Devices!!-unknown-device-1.jpg
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  10. Posts : 56,063
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #10

    morgo1968 said:
    Morning, I have just installed the latest Windows Updates and rebooted.....screenshot of Device Manager below.

    Would simply uninstalling the unknown devices work? Although manually uninstalling that many would take forever. Is there a way to remove multiple devices?

    1000+ Unknown Devices!!-unknown-device-1.jpg
    There is no option in Device Manager to do that, but someone may be able to write a batch script to recursively remove/uninstall those devices based on the commonality of "Root\VMS_*************".

    I've asked for more help for you. More help requested
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 23 Apr 2021 at 07:09.
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