how to remove 100 copies of 4to6 adaptor on vista pc

  howard64 13 Oct 11

A celeron laptop is running very slowly and I have found that there are about 1000 entries in device manager. I have gone into safe mode but can only remove 1 entry at a time. Does anyone know how to remove 1000 copies of 4to6 adaptor in one go.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13 Oct 11

EAiest way is to

  1. back up all your drivers using a diver backup program

  2. Open Regedit and back up the registry

  3. Navigate to the key: HKEYLOCALMACHINE\Enum Right click on the Enum folder icon and choose Delete, OK on the confirm. Close out Regedit. Shut down windows and then reboot. This will clear ~all~ the old hardware settings for the machine.

  4. When you boot, windows will run it's Hardware/PnP detector to find all your hardware. you can point it to the driver backup folder if necessary.

  howard64 13 Oct 11

thank you Fruit Bat /\0/\ I will do that now.

  howard64 14 Oct 11

Unfortunately there is no trace of Enum either where you say or anywhere else that I can find in the registry. Using search it finds combinations of letters which together you can get enum from them but nowhere that I can find on its own.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14 Oct 11

Sorry my mistake Enum is no longer used in Vista.

You may be better doing a repair install.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14 Oct 11

try running a command prompt and type

netsh interface ipv6 6to4 set state disabled

this will disable the 6to4 adaptor wich is causing the slow down.


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