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Last response: in Windows 7
April 10, 2010 8:22:34 PM

what could be this device ? maybe the wireless adapter ? i remember in windows xp
it used to recognize 2 adapters one of them is named by numbers like : 312 network adapter i dont remember

what is the the right thing to to here ? thanks

ok driver id says its ATK0110 which is a utility found at asus download section . but so am not a power user . what good is this driver for ? what changes it will make ?

am kinda worried i spent lots of time formatting and installing i dont wanna mess anything

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April 11, 2010 10:19:11 AM

Delete (with the delete key) the Unknown device.
Check the Device Manager again.
Has it reappeared?
April 11, 2010 5:37:34 PM

yes it has. so i used disable key this time .
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a b \ Driver
a b $ Windows 7
April 11, 2010 6:20:31 PM

No. Not disable.
You have a device that is not being installed properly.
Recommend booting into the Safe mode (F8), then right click on the Unknown device.
Select Uninstall this time.
Recheck the Device Manager.

If that doesn't work, you might give this a try...
April 11, 2010 7:17:52 PM

that program will show nothing because that driver is atk110 ( asus technology ) is not a hardware device . its a virtual device utility that interact with ACPI 2.0 Support in bios which
is disabled by default ..

that atk utility can make u control some features in bios from windows .
i dont need it at all so i disabled the driver .

and it can not be removed . it must be updated by installing atk110 or disabled ,
December 20, 2010 10:59:09 PM

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February 23, 2013 12:26:04 AM

Hey guys, I just spent two weeks with the annoying USB connected error, accompanied by a ghost USB device in Device Manager that would just not go away. I tried registry hacks, uninstalling/updating/disabling the drivers etc. I didn't go as far as reformatting or re-installing Windows because from what I read that never seemed to help. Also unplugging my computer and letting it drain of power didn't fix the issue either.

What DID solve my USB woes was the Windows 7 "HotFix". It's basically a hotfix for USB problems on W7. It's litterally the only thing that fixed this issue- so if you've got this problem look no further.

You can download the (x64) HotFix here:

I'm sure the hotfix is available for x32 as well. The name of the hotfix is "Windows6.1-KB2528984-v2-x64" if you need to further search it.

Hope it helps!