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New DSL and (alleged) network installed. The "network tech" left us with 1 computer able to access the copier for printing and two able to use the internet, I have managed to convince my XP machine that it is on a network and can access the 98 machine and copy files etc. However the 98 machine can't browse the network and the Wizard disk from my machine states that windows can't find the hardware on the 98 machine. I get this from ipconfig /all:

Windows 98 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . : dell1.domain_not_set.invalidD

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . : 209.40.66.10

209.40.64.1

Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast

NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No

NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : Yes

0 Ethernet adapter :

Description . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-03-47-CE-BF-99

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Primary WINS Server . . . . :

Secondary WINS Server . . . :

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . : 06 07 06 12:42:30 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . : 06 08 06 12:42:30 PM
 

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Dell
Windows Xp

So 2 days ago, i was having a problem with my computer, i would log in, and once my desktop came up, it would show for about 10 seconds, and then my icons and taskbar would dissapear. So i called dell, and they told me that most likely some spyware had leaked through and the best solution would be to reboot xp and start from scratch. So i go to do that and when the installation finished, i suddenly have no internet connection. I use a linksys router, and my laptop is connected to the router and gets a connection just fine.

So im guessing my problem is that when i go on my pc and go to the network connections screen, its empty. Wehn i try to set one up, i get the "Wizzard cannot find your network hardware" which is strange because before i re-installed, i had a working internet connection. If you have any tips, that doesnt require me talking to the useless folks at "dell-on-call" please help.

Be slow with me lol, im a beginner, i kno some basics, but if u tell me to do some crazy stuff, i will probably get lost =). So step by step please if u can help.

thanks
lee
 

Answer:Wizard Cannot find your network hardware.

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Note: The printer's scanner worked fine on my cousin's netbook so I don't think its defective.

I recently bought a new printer which is also supposed to be able fax and scan. The printer works fine, but I am not able to scan. During installation there was an error ("Your new hardware might not work properly"). I opened up Device Manager and there you go, a yellow exclamation mark ! next to Lexmark 2600 under images and devices.
To fix the problem, I tried to update the driver from the installation disc. But it showed me the message "Wizard could not find a better match for you hardware than the one it already has"
I went to the Lexmark website and downloaded and installed the updates, followed the troubleshooter, and even chatted for an hour with a support operator. The instructions he gave me were the same thing I was already doing; try updating from the cd and the downloaded package from the site, install,uninstall, reinstall, try different usb port... but i got the same disappointing result; Wizard cant find a better match.

04:48:58 PM [Marco] I see. I apologize. That is correct. However, to be honest, I am not certain why XP is not allowing you to update using the downloaded package and the CD.
05:02:27 PM [Marco] I see. I apologize we have perform the necessary steps to have the printer updated, however the issue persists. There may be a software or Operating system policy blocking or not allowing the update.



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Answer:Wizard could not find a better match for you hardware than the one it already has

Hi from the user guide
MAKE SURE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM IS SUPPORTED
The following operating systems are supported: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3
or later, and Mac OS X versions 10.5, 10.4 and 10.3.
CHECK THAT YOUR COMPUTER MEETS THE MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE
PRINTER BOX
CHECK THE USB CONNECTION
1 Check the USB cable for any obvious damage. If the cable is damaged, use a new one.
2 Firmly plug the square end of the USB cable into the back of the printer.
3 Firmly plug the rectangular end of the USB cable into the USB port of the computer.
The USB port is marked with the USB symbol.
RECONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY
1 Press to turn the printer off.
2 Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet.
3 Gently remove the power supply from the printer.
4 Reconnect the power supply to the printer.
5 Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
6 Press to turn the printer on.
TEMPORARILY DISABLE SECURITY PROGRAMS IN WINDOWS
1 Close all open programs.
2 Disable any security programs.
3 Do one of the following:
• In Windows Vista, click .
• In Windows XP and earlier, click Start.
4 Click Computer or My Computer.
5 Double-click the CD or DVD drive icon.
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6 If necessary, double-click setup.exe.
7 Follow the instructions on the computer screen to install the software.
8 When the installation is completed, enable the security software again
guide here http://www.lexmark.com/publications/...7649663_en.pdf
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The add new hardware wizard is not finding new drivers on cd.The drivers are there. Using win98 and trying to install Creative Blaster USB modem V92 on friends machine.

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard does not find new drivers

Browse the cd and point 98 to the drivers.

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Hey there, firstly i'd like to say i really respect what you guys do helping all the clueless peeps like me, i've had various problems before and have solved them all through searching help threads here.

Recently my system had been playing up, random restarts, long boots, incredibly slugish and i was recommended to do a reformat of windows xp. Which i went ahead and did no problem. Now with the fresh system i am unable to make any connection to the internet.

When i go into the network setup wizard it says "The wizard cannot find your network hardware".

I use a router with a ethernet cable.
The cable is fine.
I've read around and hear i may need to install network drivers. Which i dont have a disk for.
I have no idea where to locate these drivers or what i need to download specificly
My motherboard is a "ECS 945G-M3 V3.0 Socket 775 Core 2 Duo Ready FSB1066 DDR2 Onboard Audio mATX"

Any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

I really have little knowledge of what i should be doing.

Thanks - A tired Josh.

Answer:Wizard cannot find your network hardware

Go to "system then hardware the device manager" if it does not shop there then go tot add & remove hardware, let the system try to find it. If the system does not find it try to go back and select it from the list, take your time it is not as hard as it may seem. Another point!!! You may need a driver, many drivers are available on the net from the maker, you will need the make/model number.
Added note if you find the net card in the device manager but with a yellow asterisk, right click a panel will open click on driver and try the update feature the driver may be on your windows disk!

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My problem seems to be in this catagory. I'm trying to install a new AG board. When I get to Hardware Wizard Search and Install options, I type in C:\Program (This is where I've downloaded drivers) an error msg. states that there is no device info in this location. I get the same response when I enter the file name. I've battled this driver problem for two days, from installation disk drivers not compatable, to not finding downloaded drivers.
Any solutions would be greatly recieved....Thanks, ezjim
 

Answer:Solved: New hardware wizard can't find driver files

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My computer after a few years has got infected with spyware and my bro said that the best thing to do is re-install XP with one of my dad's XP CD's (he's on Vista now).

I have installed it, but obviously have no drivers. I have been on the HP website which has the 'HP Update' software update tool that I downloaded which should sort a few drivers out for me, I hope.

But the problem is HP Update requires internet connection, and I cannot connect to my wireless, even with an ethernet cable, because when I connect to my router it says 'wizard cannot find network hardware' so I need this network hardware, where is it??? HELP!

I went on hp and my bro told me its here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&product=3932434&lang=en

But it doesn't work!!! HEEEELLPPPP!! Thank you very much!

PS: I have a HP DV2-1010ed with a Flextronics 3054 motherboard if that helps...
 

Answer:Re-Installed XP, No Driver CD, 'Wizard Cannot Find Network Hardware'?

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Use Windows XP Home SP2. Motherboard/BIOS completely up to date. When I try to add any USB device the Find New Hardware Wizard flashes continually and devices are therefore not loaded. The only cure we found was going back to Windows XP SP1 without but everything then changes when upgrading again. Any help would be grateful - have searched internet continually and have found this fault on one site when says about c:\windows\inf file and fixing but do not know how to go about it at all.

Answer:Find New Hardware Wizard flashes adding usb device

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I am running Windows XP. And my hardware wizard can't find the drivers or the program for installing multi media audio controller. Is this something I can install from the Windows XP cd?
 

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Yesterday I turned on my PC and was greeted with the infamous blue screen which blocked me from getting to the log-in screen in both regular and safe mode. After a CHKDSK didn't solve anything I put my Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (2002 Edition) disc in and reinstalled the OS without reformatting.

That solved the problem and it was also the first time I used the CD to reinstall the OS. Everything was running fine, but when I followed the Help instructions on reconnecting to the LAN(the PC connected to the main computer through a router) I got the "The wizard cannot find your network hardware" message.

I did searches on Google to see what I have to do to connect to the internet after a reinstall but I'm still in the dark as to what I have to do/find just to get the network connection.

I don't have software for any of the drivers and I'm not aware of what drivers I need for the network connection. In the device manager these devices were represented by a yellow question mark icon:

Ethernet Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller

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Over the last year, all the new hardware devices I have bought will not work on my laptop. When I plug in the devices, they just bring up the found new hardware wizard and never does it work. I even have the disc for all of them and it still just doesn't work. Specifically, I have a lexmark printer. I have downloaded the drivers on their website but I still cannot install the printer because halfway through installation, I have to plug in the printer to the computer and it cannot be recognized. I went to Sony Vaio's website and updated a few things. I believe I'm working on SP3 right now. any advice or suggestions?

I need to add that I cannot find the XP disc. I'm not sure whether it came with my computer when I bought it but I just can't find it.

Answer:Found New Hardware Wizard and Add Printer Wizard do nothing

Some USB devices...need to have the drivers installed/available...before the device can be recognized.

Whatever printer you are using...are you following the installation instructions provided by the printer manufacturer?

Louis

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My hardware wizard, says it cannot install new hardware, because the wizard is already installing. there is nothing being installed. Safely remove hardware icon is displayed, all it shows on clicking c drive ,DVD drive and memory cards for cameras, these do not require removing. My system is Vista premium. Please help Aine

Answer:hardware wizard and safely remove hardware

Please forget the second part of this query regarding the safely remove, I just remembered how to do it. Regards Aine

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I have a Dell dimension 2400 with Windows XP service pack 2. Now at boot-up I get a hardware wiazard attempting to install drivers for unknown hardware. I lauch the wizard and it finds nothing. I insert my Canon cd with drivers and it still finds nothing. Under Printers my printer is on lpt1, online and the default printer. Under device manager it shows 4 unknown devices in yellow with yellow ? marks.

I have disabled and deleted these and they comeback each time the hardware wizard runs. The com1 and ecp printer 1 devices all show that they are working properly. I have deleted and attempted to reinstall software drivers . The installation process halts when the system attempts to ping the printer and determines that there is no connection between the desktop and the printer. I have rebooted the system and printer. I have checked the cable.

I have tried using all of the usb ports on the pc. I have swapped the cable out and tried a new cable. Bottom line Windows says that the com and lpt ports are working. I have checked connections. Is my controller card shot and windows doesn't realize that its dead. Or is there a registry issue since I had this spyware trojan virus. Any ideas? I have the answer for getting rid of the spy crusher virus if you are infected with the spycrusher Virus malware.

The same hardware wizard routine kicks off for the hardware wizard whether or not the printers are connected or not. I have stopped and restarted the spooler as well.

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Answer:Hardware Wizard Wants To Setup Unknown Hardware

You might want to look at the Device Manager to see what type of device it is listed under. To access this follow these instructions:

Right Click MY COMPUTER
Select PROPERTIES
Click HARDWARE tab
Select DEVICE MANAGER
See what the Device Manager recognizes the device as.
Go to Dell.com and seach up the drivers for your computer.
If nothing else works, try installing all the drivers, Windows will tell you if the driver will work or not. Good luck and post results plz.

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Question: hardware wizard

I installed my printer but the hardware wizard pops up everytime i boot up saying new hardware found.I tried uninstalling the printer and re installing it using the wizard but still get the hardware wizard saying new hardware found. I have windows xp.Any ideas on how to stop this will be appreciated.

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On my S10-2, everytime I plug in a new flash drive or an older memory drive, the Found New Hardware Wizard pops up and starts looking for a driver.  But, it doesn't find anything,  The icon just keeps going around and around.  Any suggestions on how to fix this?Thanks.













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Answer:New Hardware Wizard

hi crosboro7,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, are you having this issue on all USB ports? Is the issue isolated to flashdrives / external drives or does it also happen on other usb devices (i.e. corded / wireless mouse)?
 
If it happens to all USB ports and on other usb devices, try to boot in Safe Mode and observe. If everything works fine in Safe Mode, there's most likely a third party app or a security software that's blocking access to the USB ports. Try to perform a clean boot and observe the system in normal mode.
 
 
Regards

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Question: hardware wizard

I have win xp sp-2. when I try to use add hardware , it tells me that I can only install 1 device @ a time. I'm not installing any hardware @ this time. Can anyone help please?
 

Answer:hardware wizard

You seem to have had other problems with your pc recently? You may need to sort one problem at a time out, as the current problem could be made worse by doing work on your pc. Have you recently added any hardware to your pc??
 

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My computer automatically installs new hardware, however I want to do it manually. How can I disable this "feautre?" Thanks.
 

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard

Bump
 

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Hi,

I'm been dealing with this pesky problem that I can't seem to put my finger on. Anytime I install new hardware such as a usb memory stick the new hardware wizard does not pop-up and Windows does not see the device. The work-around I've been using is to insert the stick and reboot...only then will Windows see the drive.

Now I just installed a scanner, all the software and appropriate drivers and I still can't get Windows to see the device...even with the work-around.

I never have these problmes on my home computer as the wizard automatically pops-up. Can anyone give me any insight on how to resolve this?

Thanks,
Chris

Answer:New hardware wizard

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Make sure the USB controller and USB ports are listed in the Device Manager
and are not problem devices.

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I had at one time tried to install a Xircom 10/100 card in my old crappy laptop, couldn't do it, now I just use the USB port. Anyway everytime I turn this antique on the add hardware wizard tries to prompt me to install "net" how do I turn this off? Also I have I have tried to install upgrade ram chips in this machine and nothing will work, most recently it was a 64 mg edo ram (IBM) chip and all this thing will do is beep and shut-down. I have an old Dell CPi, pentium 2, I have also tried to install a 128mg cp100 and it barfed that up too. I am running XP professional.

Thanks
 

Answer:Add hardware wizard won't go away

Try going to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services and disable the Plug And Play service. You will have to re-enable it if you want to install new hardware at a later date.
 

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Hey, every time I turn on my computer, the New Hardware Wizard comes on. This started about 2 days ago, and I have no idea why. Any thoughts ??
 

Answer:New Hardware Wizard

Nick T said:





Hey, every time I turn on my computer, the New Hardware Wizard comes on. This started about 2 days ago, and I have no idea why. Any thoughts ??Click to expand...

What's the make and model of the computer and what version of Windows are you running?
 

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Whenever i plug in anything via usb (e.g memory stick, iPod) the 'found new hardare wizard' box pops up saying
"Cannot install this hardware. There was a problem installing this hardware ______(what ever i have plugged in). An error occured during the installation of this device. The data is invalid."
What does this mean? Is there any software I can install to relief the problem?
I am on Windows XP Home Edition and as you can imagine am get pretty annoyed now as when i click 'finish' on the wizard, there is no trace that the device is plugged in not even in 'My Computer'.
Please help
 

Answer:hardware wizard help

Try this to reinstall/resetUSB in Windows:
JohnWill said:


First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fix.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
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I am running xp sp2. Every time I boot up the wizard says it found new hardware (a sipix camera) which it wants to install. At one time I did install the camera but I could not update the driver or download pictures to the HD. So I removed the device in device manager and uninstalled the software application. I have tried letting the wizard go through the process and search online for driver. I tried windows installer cleaner. I have tried registry fixes. I have deleted sipix files from registry (some I have been unable to remove. Nothing has worked. The wizard still wants to install the sipix camera (not even connected to pc). HELP

Culver

Answer:New Hardware Wizard

Download & install RegSeeker.

Run a search of the Registry for "sipix". Post screen shot of the results here. Wouldn't advise deleting any entries. Stay away from Reg Cleaners, they cause more problems than they solve (which is none).

Are you absolutely certain the device that is being found is the one that has been long gone ? I've been in situations where it turns out that what I thought was an old device was actually something built into the motherboard.

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Question: Hardware Wizard

Hi All,

Every time I bootup the hardware wizard keeps finding my parallel divece.
Which has been installed for ages.
It keep asking me to reinstall the software, when the best sofware for it is on the OS.
How do I stop this from happening.

OS XP Pro.

Thanks,

kfh.

Answer:Hardware Wizard

what exactly is attached to your parallel device?

and is it the device attached that is uninstalled? or the parallel port itself?

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I installed a new mouse on my computer. I used the installation CD and the mouse works fine. However, every time I boot up the computer, Plug & Play seems to think I have a new mouse and pops up the Found New Hardware wizard. While this is not game stopping, it is annoying.

Is there any way to convince my computer that I do not have a new mouse, that I have the proper software installed for this mouse and that it should stop asking me to install it every time I boot up?
 

Answer:New hardware wizard

Have you gone through the Wizard at least once or do you cancel it each time? You MUST go thru it at least once, even if you installed the "proper" software. Sometimes the 'proper' software causes problems and is best left off as it can cause odd Windows behavior.
 

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I have just installed XP Pro on a new PC. As expected, the Hardware Wizard popped up wanting to install things for me. If I let it search it autmotically, no drivers (for printer, scanner, external usb drive, etc) were ever found. If I then let it go to the internet, it also can't find them. To get it to work, I have to tell it to search in a specific directory and type in "C:windows/inf". Everything then loads fine so the drivers are there.Obviously this work around is ok for me but I'm curious now. I would expect the wizard to look in c:windows/inf for the automatic seach. Any idea why the hardware wizard does look there?

Answer:Hardware wizard and XP

Did you have the CD supplied for each item in the drive at the time? I think that the drivers in c:\windows\inf are possibly the generic ones so may not be the optimum ones to use.

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Well when i double click this in control panel absolutely nothing happens. Also, it doesnt even have an icon so im assuming its been uninstalled or something.

Does anyone know what to do?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Gateway GM5474 Media PCVista Home Premium 32 bitI messed up while attempting to install a new dvb card. The found new hardware wizard detected the new hardware and I started following the prompts I cannot remember at what point I was at but at one of the screens I accidentally ticked on the message Do Not Show This Again For This Device. The wizard disappeared and I could not finish the install. I tried removing the card and rebooting then reinstalling the card and rebooting but the computer will no longer detect the card and open the wizard. What can I do? I need help.

Answer:Add new hardware wizard help

go to Start start menu | Control Panel | System and Maintenance | System | Device Managerlook for a Device with a yellow ! on it, right click on that device and click on Update Driver, or you can click Remove and then reboot.

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Question: hardware wizard

can anyone help please? when i boot up and my desktop opens i get around three windows opening saying hardware wizard ,i have to click cancell to get rid of them, any help please

Answer:hardware wizard

Have you tried letting them do what they want to?

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Question: Hardware Wizard

Was having a problem with the monitor on our xp computer, so I took the one from our Vista computer and installed it to determine if it was a hardware or software problem, found it to be hardware so bought a new monitor and installed it. Now every time I turn on the xp computer the hardware wizard pops up saying it has found a new monitor (the one I temporarily installed), I just click cancel, but it's annoying so how do I stop it from wanting to install a monitor that is no longer attached?
 

Answer:Hardware Wizard

How did you "install" the monitor?
 

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Hi, I have networked my two computers and since I put the printer onto the client machine everytime I re-start the host machine I get the "add new hardware" wizard come up. I just x it away but it appears every time I re-start. The printer is working OK. How can I stop it keep popping up. I am running XP home on the host.....Thanks in advance

Answer:ADD NEW HARDWARE WIZARD

Perhaps let it run its course and install the printer - each time it is cancelled it remembers and tries again.

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Question: Hardware Wizard

The used ThinkPad laptop I got is to rum my CNC machine only. It is not connected to the web and the only program installed is the one to rum the CNC. The OS is XP Home

I have also disabled from MSConfig and Services all not required hardware like sounds wireless ethernet modem etc. However I get this annoying window “Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard”

Is there any way to get rid of that window?

Thank you
 

Answer:Hardware Wizard

Kind of out in the blue here, but did you re-start since your changes....

???
 

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Question: Hardware Wizard

The used ThinkPad T41 Laptop I got is to rum my CNC machine only. It is not connected to the web and the only program installed is the one to rum the CNC. The OS is XP Home I have also disabled from MSConfig and Services all not required hardware like sounds, wireless, ethernet, modem etc. However I get this annoying window ?Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard? Is there any way to get rid of that window? Thanks













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Answer:Hardware Wizard

Hello mate, You have to install the hardware driver otherwise windows will find them everytime. No way to get rid of that.





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hi
hope someone can help

recently on starting up the new hardware found wizard wants to install new hardware .. i haven,t plugged in any new hardware

any help

shaun

Answer:new hardware wizard

hello shaun ,

this is just for starters on the issue / it may fix it / starter steps for trouble shooting


now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


also


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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Every time i start my pc i get a message fron the FOUND NEW HARDWARE WIZARD it says this wizard helps you install hardware for - bluetooth serial port. i dont have a blutoth dongle or anything with bluetooth on my pc - it gives me options1. install the software automatically (recomended)2. install from a list or a specific locationat the bottom it has 2 buttons 1. says "next"2. Says "cancel"ive tried to cancel it many times but it appears around 5 seconds later with the exhac same messageis there a setting to turn this wizard off and if not what can i do to solve this wierd problemthanx in advance if any1 can help

Answer:New Hardware Wizard

TRy installing the software automaticallyand see what it does.

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I have just re-installed XP & also all the hardware as i have done many times with no problems. But this time, after installing my printer (Epson Stylus R300) & rebooted, the add hardware wizard pops up 'new hardware found, Epson R300' & then proceeds to tell me there was an error blah blah. The printer is working fine though & know it is installed properly. To double check, i uninstalled the printer & removed all traces of Epson printer software, reinstalled the software & also used a different USB slot, but the issue still occurs. Can i turn off this pesky wizard alert? & how please?Thanks in advance ppl ;-)

Answer:Add hardware wizard

This can happen if the sequence of adding the drivers for a piece of hardware is not followed.For many printers and scanners the software is loaded before the hardware is plugged in.If you think this has happened to you simply unplug, uninstall the drivers and reinstall in the correct order.

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Every time I turn my computer on the add hardware wizard is on . I tried to install a printer, but it didn't work out. Now everytime I turn on my computer the wizard is there. How do I get rid of this?

Answer:add hardware wizard

What is the make and model # of your printer? Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager any device that have yellow flags need to have drivers installed. If there is one for your printer, right click it and Uninstall it. Now, unplug the USB cable from the computer end and restart the computer. There should be no new hardware wizard. Now go to the printer manufacturers support/download drivers site, type in the make and model # and download the driver for the printer. During the install it will tell you when to plug in the USB cable to finish the install.

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Question: Hardware wizard

since installing some new hardware a few weeks ago, i've been getting the ( found new hardware )wizard popping up every time I boot up. The hardware was installed successfully and I just want the wizard to go away. all suggestions greatly appreciated.

Answer:Hardware wizard

Just let the Wizard run. It won't do any harm

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Install a driver manually.

The 'Add Hardware Wizard' is still included .
type hdwwiz in the search box and hit enter to get to it ..

Info found on another forum, may be of help here.

Answer:Add hardware wizard

Thanks for the info.

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Does anyone know how to remove the different items in Device Manager? Everytime I boot, the new hardware wizard tells me I have new hardware. It tells me I have a UMAX scanner when I have a HP. In device manager under Imaging devices I have 4 unknown devices listed, 3 with X's through them and 1 with a yellow exclamation point. If I try to uninstall them the unit said the devices are in use. You don't have a remove key in device manager like in 98 or ME. My scanner isn't listed but it works. Anyone with any opinons? The scanner is a HP3200C parallel port.
 

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HI everyoneI hope this is the right area to post this question.I am trying to add new hardware to my pc. but  when nothing happened i went to the control panel and discovered my add hardware wizard is missing . I dont know what happened to it. any ideas of what i can do to fix it so i can get my camera in ?   win 98  thanks..

Answer:add new hardware wizard

presumably your camera came with a C.D? see if there is anyway you can run install the drivers you need. you may find more luck in the windows section

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Question: Hardware Wizard

I have been trying to add some hardwear, but the wizard says that I can only install one device at a time, another device installation is underway.I am not installing anything else, so how do I clear the wizard please.

Answer:Hardware Wizard

Ctrl+Alt+Del see what is running stop the item that you say is running

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Dont know if this is cause of all my webcam no picture or none in chat room sagas.Get this message when trying to reinstall uninstall cam etc.Putting in cam disc win 98 se one etc.Anyway it keeps coming up windows has found no driver for this device.So is this the problem,and how do i solve it.Its driving me mad was up all night adain cant nobody figure out this nightmare on earth for 10 weeks still now,thankyou jay!

Answer:Add new hardware wizard!

What is the make/Model of the camera?

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The found new hardware wizard (Dell Computer, xp prof software) keeps coming back when I turn on my computer even though the printer has been installed. How do I stop it. I had to install a driver to get the printer to work.The don't show this again box doesn't work.
 

Answer:New hardware wizard

Hi Rose,

1) What printer do you have?
2) USB or parallel port?
3) What printer driver did you install?
 

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Hi,

I bought a SATA/USB 2.0 external hdd. Every since, whenever I turn on my computer, I receive the Add Hardware Wizard for a SATA RAID array. When I click on "No" (I don't want to add new hardware), the next window asks me how I want to install it. I click Cancel.

But the next time I reboot, I have to do it again.

Is there a way to stop the Hardware Wizard windows from opening for this and any other SATA/USB 2.0 drives?

Answer:Hardware Wizard won't go away

Did this device come with drivers?

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every time i start the computer, the new hardware wizard appears.
i went into device manager and shows there is a problem with a video controller. everything works well on this computer except for having to cancel the popup on new hardware. device manager tells me to reinstall the driver but this doesnt work. can this be disabled?

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Recently I purchased 2 so called plug and play usb devices. They came with no drivers.
When the wizard starts it cannot find any drivers. If I try to list a specific location
for the drivers on my c: drive, it refuses to allow me to access that drive or select a follder on that drive. Devices that I have used months ago still seem to work. It just refuses to find drivers on new harware.....
1 device is a seagate portable hard drive ( 6.0GB Model # ST660211USB0
If I go to the device Manager and select the device ( yellow Question Mark)
the hardware wizard looks for the drivers but can't find them
 

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I am doing up an old machine for a charity. Compaq Despro 633Intel Celeron system # 8107FR4Z0843. I have reformatted the drive and installed W98 SE. I found the 8107VGA Adaptor driver and installed that so the graphics is OK. I have fitted a modem which works (Intel 536EP V.92). I have also found and installed the Intel BP 810 Audio Zip driver.When I check in System, Device Manager, there are no yellow question marks and all the drivers are present and working.BUT when I fire up, the machine says New Hardware device found and looks for new drivers for 'an Unknown Device' with the 'Add New Hardware' wizard.If I [cancel] everything fires up fine and works.How can I get rid of this?

Answer:Add New Hardware wizard

What happens if you don't press Cancel - i.e. let it install the "new hardware"

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My O/S is XP Prof'.On boot up and for no apparent reason I have started to receive an alert entitled "Welcome to Found New Hardware Wizard" which says Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio.I've not been able to identify a driver or stop this alert appearing.My PC O/S is not affected in any other way.Any ideas please on how to eradicate this please.

Answer:NEW HARDWARE WIZARD

You can download the relevant KB888111 hotfix for this from Microsoft via this link click here. G

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Hi,New to the forum and hoping I am posting in the right section - if Im not im sorry - just tell me where I need to go..I recently bought a new samsung phone which provides a usb lead to connect to your pc. I installed the software ok but when it came to install the driver the add new hardware wizard told me that it couldn't do it and that the data was invalid. Now I tried both using the cd provided and downloaded the driver from the samsung website and neither worked. Installed and uninstalled several times to no avail. Eventually decided that it must be a problem with samsung so I bought a bluetooth dongle instead. Today I installed the software ok but again when it came to installing the driver again I got the same message that there was a problem installing the hardware and that the data was invalid. I have spent about 6 hours trying to figure it out and I just can't. I rang dell and they were no help whatsoever. The only conclusion I can come to is that the add new hardware wizard is corrupt and i need to get it fixed. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks... Siobhan

Answer:RE: Add new hardware wizard - HELP!!!!!

Also - Its microsoft XP that im using!

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I just got a new, PC Line USB mouse from PC World, it came with a floppy disc to install the dirvers which i've done. But the new hardware screen keeps coming up, there is only an exe file on the floppy so i can't as a result point it to any .inf files.Anyway to turn off the new hardware wizard? This is really bugging me as it comes up something like every half hour even if i cancel the thing, and the mouse works perfectly fine as it is.

Answer:new hardware wizard nightmare

Try uninstallin the mouse and restarting the computer.With most mice (xp if you have it) supplies its own drivers.

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Windows XP with Canon Pixma ip4200.
USB printer.
After installing the drivers and going through all the Canon instructions, if we unplug the printer and plug it back it, the found new hardware wizard comes up and asks for drivers. Even if we plug it back into the same port it keeps coming up. If we cancel out the printer won't work.
According to Canon it is something with the registry. What the heck is going on?

Answer:Found New Hardware Wizard

Do you have rights to your registry? What OS are you using? Is it in a networked environment? Do you have the latest drivers for the printer?

What happens if you tell Windows to just install the default Windows printer drivers?

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recently installed Sony DVD+RW drive...works' however, on every boot and reboot, New Hardware wizard identifies new hardware, not only the Sony but also the old DVD drive that came with the computer. Have tried MS solution of letting it finish...did not work, changed DVD+RW to Master..no help..
I am open to any suggestions that will helf me rectify this annoying problem..
 

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard problem

Please Do Not post duplicates:

Reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=237966

Closing duplicate.
 

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Add new hardware wizard keeps repeating on each new boot/reboot...staing it has found new hardware, identifies the DVD+RW drive and the DVD drive..both drives are installed and working
have tried all the MS suggestions..no help...
how do I stop this problem...
thank you
 

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard problem

Both internal drives?
 

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When I click on Add new hardware in control panel, I get a window that says that another device is being installed and to wait. I have not installed any new devices in a long time. Everything in device manager looks ok. No flags or devices not working properly indicated. Is there a way to clear this?

Thanks

RFoley
 

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Hello everyone,
I have possibly a simple but annoying problem. Every time I restart my Windows XP Pro desktop the computer tries to install (unsuccessfully) a printer 2 times. During that process, the computer slows down extensively. The printer attached to the computer is installed and operating correctly. How can I stop my computer from trying to install an unknown printer?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

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I have replaced my CD-rom and CD-RW in my Dell 8200 XP with SP2 with the following a Samsung DVD TS-H352A and a Samsung DVD-RW TS-H552B. The problem is that my "New Hardware Wizard" detects these new drives everytime I boot up. I have checked the box in the Wizard for it not come back at restart bhut it does anyway. Incedentially both drives work fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Hi,

I have several ext SATA hdds. I don't want to set up a RAID array but I will have them connected to my pc with SATA cables . . . right now I have them connected with USB 2.0 cables.

Whenever I turn my pc on, the "Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up and it wants to set up a RAID array.

Is there a setting that I can change so that I won't continue to get this message?
 

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Lately, when I startup a window appears called 'Found New Hardware Wizard' and asks to search for drivers, and tells me to put in install disk or allow it to search the web.It has "SM Bus controller" as the new hardware.I am unaware of any new hardware being installed, except a new printer - which installed OK and operates fine. I even put the install disk for it in, just in case it was that, but it was ignored by the 'wizard'. If I click 'Cancel' - twice - then the 'Wizard' disappears, but always returns after a restart.It is not affecting the operation but is very annoying having to cancel this thing every time I startup.Can anyone offer any help?

Answer:Found New Hardware Wizard??

Try putting your motherboard cd in for the wizard to find.

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Hi,New to the forum and hoping I am posting in the right section - if Im not im sorry - just tell me where I need to go..I recently bought a new samsung phone which provides a usb lead to connect to your pc. I installed the software ok but when it came to install the driver the add new hardware wizard told me that it couldn't do it and that the data was invalid. Now I tried both using the cd provided and downloaded the driver from the samsung website and neither worked. Installed and uninstalled several times to no avail. Eventually decided that it must be a problem with samsung so I bought a bluetooth dongle instead. Today I installed the software ok but again when it came to installing the driver again I got the same message that there was a problem installing the hardware and that the data was invalid. I have spent about 6 hours trying to figure it out and I just can't. I rang dell and they were no help whatsoever. The only conclusion I can come to is that the add new hardware wizard is corrupt and i need to get it fixed. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks... Siobhan      

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At first I thought this was a hardware problem...now convinced it is software..
Namely...having installed new Sony DVD+RW ( and it works) however, onevery boot/reboot..the Hardware Wizard identifies new hardware...not only the new Sony DVD+RW, but also the DVD player that has been in the computer since the beginning...any thoughts on how to correct this would truly be appreciated...I have tried the MS solution, no luck, changed the Sony to Master, no luck...there are still traces of old CD-RW in registry that I have been unable to get rid of, even in safe mode.
 

Answer:Add New Hardware Wizard problem

Please Do Not post duplicates:

Reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=237966

Closing duplicate.
 

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Mod Edit: My fault ~ Hamluis.And if I DO see YELLOW symbols????? then what? I get "new hardware message" unknown device.... in Device Manager there is YELLOW question mark(two actually) Any advice?<<If you have a problem with your system please start your own thread. Your post in this thread only causes confusion. Thank you.>> Is my computer crashing?I have a "new hardware found" screen that comes up each time I turn on my computer.... I have nothing new what could this mean

Answer:From: Found New Hardware Wizard. Don't Know Why?

A "new hardware found" screen will come up each time that the system is booted...and you have hardware items which are recognized by the system but do not have the appropriate drivers installed.

Post the exact decriptions of the items having yellow markings in Device Manager.

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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My new comp has started to throw up the "found new hardware" wizard on first startup in the mornings. It referes to the display adapter a Geforce4MX 460. If I cancel the wizard and reboot everything starts as normal, the card is recognised and everything in device manager appears ok. I have reloaded the drivers but the same thing happens again the next day. I have even set the clock to 23.55, closed down and waited till 0.05 the "next" day. It boots up ok !!! Seems like when it is shut down for a few hours it loses the drivers but obviously they'll there all the time. Any ideas? Is it a loose connection or could the card not be seated properly etc.?
 

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Dear Tech.

Please see the attached file when i tray to add hardware wizard as below link to add TAP VPN device as what tech tolled me there.but i get this problem in windows 7 test purposed 7000.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...k-adapter.html

i waiting your reply as soon as possible with my best regard

Answer:problem with add hardware wizard

try running hdwwiz.exe instead either via the run dialog or by searching from the startmenu's search box. it's hidden well away in the system folder for windows 7 for some reason.

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Well, we have an HP psc 1210 all-in-one printer scanner copier. The software for it was downloaded from the hp website and installed, yet the "Found new hardware wizard" pops up every time it's turned on, and insists that:"There was a problem installing this software. An error occured during the installation of the device. The system cannot find the file specified. Click finish to close the wizard."When closed, the small popup notice appears at the bottom right notification spot, and shortly after, the above error message appears again. It seems to be willing to cycle to infinity.The printer works fine, printing happily whenever asked to. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer software, to no effect. The annoying little message still reappears. Is there any way to tell the Found new hardware wizard to ignore a particular device?Oh yes, it's Windows XP Home 2003, Microsoft Office Small Business 2003, Norten Antivirus 2005 on a Dell Dimension 8200.

Answer:Found New Hardware Wizard

Unplug scanner/printer and reboot system.........now re-plug the scanner /printer in .........the message should be no more.

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I re installed my USB printer a few days ago and the printer works okay except that whenever I turn the printer on the ?found new hardware? wizard appears. Short of turning off Plug and Play in MSCONFIG is there a way to stop this form occurring? I followed the wizard the first time it happened after installing the printer but it continues to appear.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Found new hardware wizard

You could turn on your Printer first, then turn on the computer

USB connections, are just saying found new hardware (same as installing a flash drive) and continues to run
 

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Ok so I did a dirty install of windows xp pro, into an existing partition on a dell pc. The reason for the dirty install is there is no motherboard chipset disk that came with the pc, the drivers are stored in a folder called Dell in C:\. I start up the computer notice that many drivers arent installed including ethernet, usb,sound and graphics. These drivers should automatically detect from that Dell folder.

So I go into add hardware wizard and do a include this location in search, but anything inside C:\ is unable to be included, the ok button is greyed out.

If i simply type C:\ into where D:\ is it says it is unable to be located or something similar.

I have a feeling this came about because I installed onto an existing Partition but it is the only choice I have at the moment.

Thankfully most of those drivers could be set up with .exe files included in the folders but this computer is going to be a pain in the *** for plug and play devices otherwise (not my pc). Help??

Answer:Add Hardware Wizard problem

hello & welcome to TSF,

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to sliptream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the spa... Read more

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Sorry about last posting, it was sent before being completed.The problem is the add new hardware wizard starts for a few seconds and then stops, Task Manager states that it has stopped responding. can this be fixed on windows millenium easily or do I have to reinstal. This problem has persisted for all hardware updates.

Answer:Add Hardware Wizard not responding

TRy running system file check click here

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Help Wizard keeps saying Data invalid when trying to install new hardware through USB

Answer:Problems with hardware wizard

What new hardware? What driver? What type of computer (laptop, Desktop? ) Give us as many details, and steps you are taking and specific Error message you are seeing so we can diagnose the problem.

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just replaced mb and the new found hardware keeps poping up for everthing. anyone know how to get rid of it, its really annoying
 

Answer:new found hardware wizard

If you installed a new motherboard, then you need to install the drivers for that board. It should have come with a CD for that purpose. Check the Device Manager for any problems because if you are getting that error then Windows is not setting up the hardware properly. And..it would be nice if you posted what operating system you have.
 

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Hello, Everytime I start my Dell Optiplex GX 260 running Windows 2000, the new hardware wizard starts and i get a message that tells me that a new PCI device is being installed. The " PCI device is being installed " message hangs and nothing happens so i shut down both. There are no new PCI devices on this computer. However when i go into the device manager I do see a yellow eclamation symbol and a yellow question mark by " PCI Device" , But again there are no new PCi devices installed. What caused this and how do I fix it. Thanks Tech guys you are great.
 

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Can anyone help? after boot up the hardware wizard comes saying install SCCI/Raid Host controller. So I click next. Then it says installing ATCY 45J4 IDE. Then I get an error message The specified service does not exist as an installed service.1 does anybody know what this is about?2 How can I stop the wizard coming on screen.I am a novice so any help would be appreciated.Irv

Answer:Hardware installation wizard

^ (just bumping this to top of list for you)

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just replaced mb and the new found hardware keeps poping up for everthing. anyone know how to get rid of it, its really annoying
 

Answer:new found hardware wizard

If you installed a new motherboard, then you need to install the drivers for that board. It should have come with a CD for that purpose. Check the Device Manager for any problems because if you are getting that error then Windows is not setting up the hardware properly. And..it would be nice if you posted what operating system you have.
 

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My existing ipod stopped synching to my itunes.The found new hardware wizard window opened and I tried to install it. During installation another window appeared stating USB mass storage device has not passed windows logo testing. I have windows xp service pack 2, don't know what I should do now.
 

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Each Time On Startup The Found New Hardware Wizard Comes Up.
It Is Searching For A Usb Serial Bus Controller.
No New Hardware Has Been Recently Installed.
How To Stop This Wizard From Coming Up?

Answer:Found New Hardware Wizard

Try to update the USB controller drivers and see if that fixes it. The drivers may need to be updated.

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Hello.When i start up my computer i have to wait a good few minutes for it to start up wich is totally acceptable. Then i get seven popups. One after another that looks like this.http://www.uplo4d.com/viewe/744149273problem.PNGI have all the drivers installed for my hardware but i still get popups like this. I don't even have seven hardwares

Answer:"Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard"

If all 7 say they're trying to install your HID Keyboard - then there's an issue with the software for the keyboard.
Most likely Windows has reverted to the built in drivers for your keyboard - and the system thinks that it needs better one's.

What is the make and model of your keyboard? If it's a laptop, we'll need the make and model of that.

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hey guys. i bet this sounds really stupid. i have recently upgraded my gaming rig with a new video card and sound card. i decided to do a fresh install of windows to go along with it. i reinstalled XP and began installing all my drivers. installed the following:

video card
printer
mouse
sound card
onboard LAN

My sound card works just fine now. It's the Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Championship Series. However, everytime I restart my computer, the New Hardware Wizard pops up and says it found a "Audio Device on a High Definition Audio Bus". Is there something I missed. Why can't I get this to go away.

Answer:new hardware wizard problems

You must have an ATi card (Not sure if the same for Nvidia cards). That pop up wizard is for the audio device within the graphic card, since it supports HDMI (via DVI to HDMI adapter), where the sound will come from if you do use HDMI.

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Every time I boot up now I'm getting that popup.
I haven't installed or uninstalled Any Hardware lately.

When I tell it to look for the software to install it....it always tells me it can't find it.....and to put in the installation CD. (??)

What the Heck is it "talking" about?
How can I find out WHICH hardware specifically it is refering to??
(to know WHICH CD to put in !!))
 

Answer:Found New Hardware Wizard?

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Hi,Anybody experienced problem with New Hardware Detected wizard appearing every time PC started for a device that is already installed and working? For example I uninstalled my hard drive in Disk Drive-Device Manager and restarted my PC so that XP would re-detect it. The PC boots up OK and the HDD works just fine and the Drive again appears in Device Manager, but now New Hardware Detect wizard comes up everytime I start the PC statingthat it has found my Hard drive.Is this a duplicate driver problem?How do you stop Windows XP generating this wizard for no reason?Any advice appreciated.

Answer:XP Pro New Hardware Detect wizard

You will probably find that this goes away on its own.Marvin

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Everytime i boot up my PC i get a message for insatlling the software for my Network controller. It asks if i want to set up from a specific location or automatically. It searches my D/WLAN folder but does not find anything i cant find it automatically either. My pc is a cybermaxx system from ToysRus if that matters and all software is on a recory disc. i know this is a bit vague but any help would do.FF

Answer:Hardware Wizard Query

click hereEverest will ID the card for you; then you can get drivers from the net and point it to them when it next asks.

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I have just had to reinstall XP home and I have inadvertantly download some incorrect drivers. I am now presented with the "add new hardware wizard" every time I log on, for hardware that I do not have!!Please can anybody help me to get rid of this pop up wizard?Many thanks

Answer:Wizard installing hardware not there

Have you tried correcting the incorrect drivers by clicking update driver or what happens if you delete the incorrrect item, that should give you the opportunity to install the correct driver for your hardware once you restart

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Hi,New to the forum and hoping I am posting in the right section - if Im not im sorry - just tell me where I need to go..I recently bought a new samsung phone which provides a usb lead to connect to your pc. I installed the software ok but when it came to install the driver the add new hardware wizard told me that it couldn't do it and that the data was invalid. Now I tried both using the cd provided and downloaded the driver from the samsung website and neither worked. Installed and uninstalled several times to no avail. Eventually decided that it must be a problem with samsung so I bought a bluetooth dongle instead. Today I installed the software ok but again when it came to installing the driver again I got the same message that there was a problem installing the hardware and that the data was invalid. I have spent about 6 hours trying to figure it out and I just can't. I rang dell and they were no help whatsoever. The only conclusion I can come to is that the add new hardware wizard is corrupt and i need to get it fixed. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks... Siobhan      

Answer:Add new hardware wizard - Microsoft XP

Which phone ? ?Do you have a CD for WinXP ? ?

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every time i turn my computer on the new found harware wizard message pops up saying its found a new printer. i have tried un installing the printer and have even unplugged the printer but the message still appears.there is no other usb device plugged in.
 

Answer:new found hardware wizard

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having fitted a new hard drive in my daughters pc and loaded win xp and motherboard driver every time I boot up the wizard starts. no matter that either the mobo cd or the latest driver is pointed too it is unable to install the drivers. The box marked don't try this again makes no difference if ticked or not. Does anyone know how to stop the wizard for this item - bus master - apart from this message the pc operates perfectly. The mobo is an epox EP-8KTA3L+.

Answer:new hardware wizard - how to stop it

you only need bus mastering if you are using DOS can you turn it off in the BIOS?

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