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Auto-Detection of Hardware

    I've got an IBM ThunkPad T22 laptop computer.  The system does not auto-detect devices inserted into the PCMCIA slots.  I deleted and reinstalled the PCMCIA drivers, but that made no difference.
     Are there some Windows settings that can be configured that will affect auto-detection of PCMCIA devices?
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johnb6767Commented:
Check in start>run>services.msc

Look for the Plug and Pray service. Set it to Auto, and make sure it is started...
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orangutangCommented:
"Plug and Pray" :) That's a good one
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kulvinder_10Commented:
Try to set default seetings in th bios also.
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apx_31088Author Commented:
I restored default settings in the bios setup.I also uninstalled the PCMCIA drivers and let Windows XP re-detect the hardware.  After all that, devices plugged into the PCMCIA slots are still not detected.
The Device Manager does not display "!" beside the PCMCIA device.
What can be done so that devices in the PCMCIA slots willbe detected?
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johnb6767Commented:
Was the PNP service set to Automatic, and started?
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apx_31088Author Commented:
Johnb,
     I dunno . . . how do I check if PNP service is set to Auomatic and started?
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apx_31088Author Commented:
Johnb,
     Oh, I Understand now --- I ran ervices.msc and Plug n Play's status is "Started" . . .
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