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Trying to install a device at every boot up.

Posted on 2001-06-26
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Hi, I just installed Windows 2000 Pro on my station and it works just fine, except for that one thing that's very anoying.

Every time my system restarts or boot up, the system tries to make me install the drivers for a "Umax Astra 1220P" and asks me where it should look. Then I hit cancel and everything is fine.

My question is this. Hoe can I make it to stop detecting a device that I don't even have? How come it detects this device and I don't have it on my system, I know that this is a scanner but I don't know where he picks it up. I tried to do an uninstall in the device manager, but still.

Any ideas ?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Allow it to install it.  Then disable the ? device in Device Manager.  Or download the drivers from UMAX.
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Allow it to try to find the drivers.  When it cannot do so, at one point ot will give you the option of "cancelling" or "nexting"  one of those - not sure which will result in WIN2K not looking to install the "new hardware" on next boot.  The correct choice is shown in the message screen during install.
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I had a similar problem with my modem installation.  Because the installation failed, it never removed the utility that was performing the installation.  It was simply a file in my startup folder that I removed, you could also check the task scheduler and the services applet, these also cause utilities to run at startup.

Tommy.
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