Device Manager

Device Manager is a Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 troubleshooting tool that is part of the System utility in Control Panel.

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What is Device Manager?

A Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 troubleshooting tool that is part of the System utility in Control Panel. Device Manager is used for managing peripheral devices and their associated system resources.

You can use Device Manager to do the following:

  • View the name and manufacturer of a device
  • Identify devices that are disabled (displaying a red X) or in a problem state (displaying an exclamation point)
  • Display and modify the interrupt request line (IRQ), I/O port, and other resources for a device
  • Load a new driver for a device
  • Disable conflicting plug and play devices in order to free their resources

Graphic D-16. Device Manager.

NOTE

Windows 2000 also has a Device Manager tool that graphically displays the hardware installed on the computer and allows you to configure that hardware. You can start it by clicking the Device Manager button on the Hardware tab in Control Panel’s System utility.