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device ID out of range

By mockman65 ·
i have some software for computer controlled editing via midi connection(genedit 1.6) recently i have been getting a popup when oppening the program " a device ID has been used that is out of range for your system" if I click on the ok button exactly 63 times, the program will open. i had installed another program that was via usb midi also, but removed it when it failed to work properly. the program i removed is no longer installed, however, it's applet remains in the control panel. Im running windows 2000 professional. on a compaq evo N600C laptop. i have been looking over the web for similar problems, some mentioned an IRQ dilema. tried uninstalling software, then re-installing problem still persists. any idea's?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to device ID out of range

The most likely explanation is that when you installed the other program that didn't work correctly it managed to write new files to the system that are Shared and it over wrote the previous ones. As you have said that there are still bits and pieces of it left on the system that is the most likely cause of your current problem and it's most likely not going to be an Easy Fix either.

You can manually remove any files directly installed as part of the application that didn't work but NEVER Remove any Shared Files or you'll trash the system and be up for at the very least a Repair Install if not a complete reinstall.

Once you have any offending files removed you can try something like Iolo's System Mechanic to clean up the system there is a 30 day trial version available at

Buy do not bother with the PRO version as it only has an AV program that isn't included with the standard version. Just a word of warning here Do Not run the Remove Duplicate Files option in System Mechanic as it will defiantly trash your OS and then you'll be up for a reinstall of the entire system but if you avoid that option you may get the system working correctly again and your Registry cleaned to a stage where any links to the deleted Program are no longer having an adverse impact on your system.


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by mockman65 In reply to device ID out of range

i currently use sys mech 6 pro, have used iolo for about four years now. i have used the option clean and optomize registry to no avail. the part of the uninstalled software is only seen in the control panel wheich tells me somehow there is still a trace. checked regedit to see if the program was still there, it was not. basically what is the way to find this thing and remove it, i cannot see what files it would share seeing that its a usb/midi interface device. i removed drives and software for both interface devices and the culprit is not listed in device manager. when i got this laptop there was no installation CD, so full reinstall is not an option, unless i would know where to get one from the product key and serial number of the windows version installed.

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by vikashmaan In reply to device ID out of range

if device manager list is being populated in safe mode then reinstall the sound drivers from device manager only

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