Solved

Windows Plug and Play Not Searching Into C:\Windows\inf

Posted on 2007-11-21
5
3,653 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I think I have something wrong in my registry, so windows plug and play automatically driver search not working anymore.
When I plug new device into my laptop, windows will pop Found New Hardware Wizard, when I choose Install the software automatically, windows can't find driver for it, and it really fast, just a couple of second. Currently to solve the problem, I have to pick Install from specific location, and I point it to C:\Windows\inf. Sometimes it doesn't work well, eventhough it's working, some driver istall program in multiple places, for example i must choose in the program files folder, and then in windows inf folder, so the device can work properly. How do I make windows automatically search driver in windows\inf again?
0
Comment
Question by:fajar79
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:John Gates
ID: 20327520
Why don't you do an upgrade install of XP to correct any file system problems with windows itself?

-D-
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Leinss earned 250 total points
ID: 20328502
Check the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Devicepath

Should be %SYSTEMROOT%\inf
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:fajar79
ID: 20344627
thanks aleinss, your answer help me from reinstall, you're correct, it point into somewhere else..., and now PNP automatic driver search work again...
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Adam Leinss
ID: 20345832
Glad you have it all fixed up!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:micral
ID: 26314202
In my case this solution worked for an automated windows 2003 deployment with Microsoft SCCM 2007 not reverting back to the default path after a succesfull deployment.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question