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

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

Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
Check the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Devicepath

Should be %SYSTEMROOT%\inf
fajar79Author Commented:
thanks aleinss, your answer help me from reinstall, you're correct, it point into somewhere else..., and now PNP automatic driver search work again...
Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
Glad you have it all fixed up!
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.
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