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Posted on 2007-12-04
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Each time I plug a USB devices into this PC, the "Found New Hardware Wizard" pops up, even if it's just a USB Flash drive. On most PC's this doesn't happen and the USB flash drive simply initiates the opening of a window which asks do I want to "open folder to view files" or "Print pictures" e.t.c.

Why can't I get this PC to open that window when I attach a USB device, instead of this "found new hardware wizard" popping up in my face?

This is on ANY device by the way, not just a USB flash drive. Printers, (which are already installed)...anything.
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Question by:paulmac110
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by:wfcraven12
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what is the OS?

have you made sure the chipset drivers are totally up to date?
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by:paulmac110
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Windows XP, installed up-to-date chipset drivers yesterday
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by:PUNKY
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Run > eventvwr.msc
What do you see there?
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by:paulmac110
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Nothing unusual in the event viewer. What should I be looking for?
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try running sfc /scannow from the run box.
If it was ok before, a system restore to a prior date can help too
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