Add Device Mgr Fails to Start

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 24, 2009 at 03:53:05
Specs: Windows XP
The Add Device Wizard in Ctrl Pnl/Scanners & Cameras will not run. A dialoge box opens asking what program to use to run it. How do I fix this?

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September 24, 2009 at 04:15:46
you can try this command call it directly

rundll32 wiashext.dll,AddDeviceWasChosen

Below is the registry key for add scanner wizard.you can import it to your registry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}\AddDevice]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}\AddDevice\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}\AddDevice\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}\AddDevice\shell\open\command]
@="rundll32 wiashext.dll,AddDeviceWasChosen"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}\AddDevice\shell\runas]
"Extended"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}\AddDevice\shell\runas\command]
@="rundll32 wiashext.dll,AddDeviceWasChosen"


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