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Help me: Sound Devices shows numbers before name of device (2- Logitech G930 Headset)

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January 27, 2014 9:30:41 PM

I have been having an issue that is difficult to troubleshoot. Google hasn't yielded me any results - probably since I have no idea how to search for this issue.

I have a new USB enabled Logitech headset and I have plugged it into various USB ports during its use. I have noticed that for some reason, each new USB port it is plugged into causes the name of the device under Playback/Recording devices window to add a numeric prefix. First it was 2-, then 3-, and right now I have it coming up as 9- while plugged into a monitor USB port. What is going on? I am becoming increasingly OCD about this issue and it's driving me insane.




I have tried uninstalling the driver, but sadly, I can only uninstall the driver while its plugged in. I want to know if there's a way to go in and remove all the drivers or references to this device so I can start fresh? I have tried the trick which allows you to view hidden devices - that doesn't help since there's only one driver. Perhaps it is a registry entry keeping track of all the 'different' devices named Logitech G930 Headset? If that's the case, it'd make sense that it would have to increment a number each time it thinks a DIFFERENT device with the same name is connected. But is there a way to just clear all of this data out? Picture of issue included.

TL;DR; how do I remove the number that keeps appearing in front of my headset's name? It changes depending on what USB port the headset is plugged into.

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January 27, 2014 9:34:26 PM

That's perfectly normal for a USB plug and play device. I wouldn't worry about it.
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January 27, 2014 9:42:59 PM

While I am fully aware it is normal and functioning 'as intended,' I have to reiterate how irritating it is (I have a small case of OCD). Is there any way to eliminate this problem or atleast reset the "counter" to zero?
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January 27, 2014 9:58:27 PM

It's intentional and cannot be changed.
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January 27, 2014 11:26:06 PM

if it is working why do you keep pulling out you are doing this your self every time you pull it out it will ad another one and no you can't remove them
and there is only one way I know of to set it back to zero and that is reinstall your os and I dn't think you want to do that .... but then again how many times did Bart simson try to get the electrified cookie lol
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January 28, 2014 7:25:19 AM

gigdog said:
if it is working why do you keep pulling out you are doing this your self every time you pull it out it will ad another one and no you can't remove them
and there is only one way I know of to set it back to zero and that is reinstall your os and I dn't think you want to do that .... but then again how many times did Bart simson try to get the electrified cookie lol


I needed to move the headsst around physically. I dont generally keep it plugged in when not in use for the same reason many people unplug webcams or stick tape over the..
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January 28, 2014 10:04:54 PM

right ok..... then you will just have to put up with it then won't you
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January 28, 2014 10:05:26 PM

pleas don't reply
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January 28, 2014 11:11:56 PM

gigdog said:
right ok..... then you will just have to put up with it then won't you


gigdog said:
pleas don't reply


If you didn't want a response, you shouldn't have posted. Your responses have been about as helpful as a Microsoft tech support agent. You added literally nothing to the topic that the poster before you hadn't already stated (and he stated it in a much more helpful manner). Maybe helping people isn't your lot in life?
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January 31, 2014 9:40:08 PM

Chase Quinnell said:
gigdog said:
right ok..... then you will just have to put up with it then won't you


gigdog said:
pleas don't reply


If you didn't want a response, you shouldn't have posted. Your responses have been about as helpful as a Microsoft tech support agent. You added literally nothing to the topic that the poster before you hadn't already stated (and he stated it in a much more helpful manner). Maybe helping people isn't your lot in life?


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January 31, 2014 9:51:30 PM

I am sorry for brushing you off but there is no way to solve this
and as you have stated your self you have tried every avenue
to solve this with no result as it does not have a reset
once again sorry I could not help you
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