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How to clean up IDE "child" devices in W

By chrisengland2 ·
I am familiar with cleaning up Windows 9X Device Manager in "Safe Mode" for duplicate device listings, and for devices listed that are no longer in the system. I have never been able to figure out how to get rid of the extra Primary and Secondary IDE "child" devices however. Please tell me how!

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by vn In reply to How to clean up IDE "chil ...

You CAN'T remove the child devices...EVER!!! Only the controller (even in SAFE MODE). The only thing you can do is the answer given in ANSWER #4 to your question and edit the registry. I DON'T RECOMMEND THAT!!! You can HOSE it all up in there.
Hope answer 4 (the ONLY correct answer here) helps you. Oh...and mine... but, you can't do anything with mine.

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by 9878445 In reply to How to clean up IDE "chil ...

The only true way to have windows reinstall any of the IDE devices is to edit the registry. I dont care wether people recommend it or not its very simple if you know how to use the editor and can follow instructions. reboot the machine into safe mode run regedit HKLM > enum > mf > and delete the child0000 and child0001 folders from the registry close that out reboot and your machine will redetect. )

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