'New hardware detection Wizard' detects to mu

August 3, 2010 at 01:49:30
Specs: Windows XP, 256
Hello... I was wondering, is there any way to stop that Wizard? I've already tried 'Administrative tools >> Services >> Disable PnP', but I cannot disable it.

The problem is everytime I open my computer, the wizard pops- out, and it will detect a whole bunch of hardware I never heard of in my life.

I did not connect anything recently. I had my USB Camera and my Printer+scanner connected for months.

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August 3, 2010 at 03:10:35
In Device Manger do you have Yellow Exclamations against hardware ?

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August 3, 2010 at 04:28:48
Are you running the same installation of WinXP that came on the computer?

It sounds like you installed WinXP and now need to install motherboard drivers.

You say you haven't installed anything new in months. How long has the wizard been popping up?

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August 3, 2010 at 08:32:27
1. No, I don't

2. For a couple of days...

Now, if I try and install something, it will say it didn't pass the 'Windows Logo Verification'... something like that, and prompt me if I wish to install anyway or stop the process.

Are you asking if I had to re-install WinXP before? Then yes, more than a dozen times. Otherwise, I don't know what you're talking about

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August 3, 2010 at 09:51:49
When you install an operating system many times the OS can't properly configure some, or all of the hardware. In that case, you need to download and install drivers for the hardware that isn't properly configured.

You provided no hardware specs other than 256MB of RAM.

Post a list of the hardware components that WinXP has problems with.

If you are downloading drivers from third party sites WinXP may balk at allowing those drivers to be used because they aren't certified. That doesn't necessarily mean they won't work. Always best to get drivers from the manufacturer of the hardware, GPU or chipset.

If you don't know the details of your system then download and use SIW to determine the specs. Get SIW at the link below.


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