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    I just checked in my device manager and found and new device installed that I didn't install. It's a WAN miniport (Network Monitor) #2, which has the yellow triangle and exclamation point in it. Windows can't laod drivers required for this device. (code31)

    I don't have any wireless hardware on my PC. This was installed on 5/15 and I believe it came with the last the 8 auto updates (18 of them I think) because the dates match. It wont update through device manager, it wont uninstall.

    Any body else with this problem...generally I'm pretty good a tracking stuff like this down...not this time.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    See if you can find it under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root

    If it is there, delete it and see if it comes back after reboot
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    Thanks for the reply SIW2...found it and it wont allow me to delete it. "ERROR" can not delete root: Error while deleting key.

    Inside that key there is a bunch of other stuff, about 25 others. There are 3 that relate to the miniport...MS_PPPOEMINIPORT, MS_PPTPMINIPORT, MS_SSTPMINIPORT. Have a look....

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