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windows xp sp3 new hardware wizard keeps trying to install a printer that's not hooked up to my computer

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windows xp sp3 new hardware wizard keeps trying to install a printer that's not hooked up to my computer.

I've deleted all printers and print drivers from the system but I'm still getting the new hardware wizard starting up every time I reboot, looking for a printer.  I don't want to disable the found new hardware wizard as that is not a true fix.  ANy ideas how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.
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make sure that in your device manager, you have the "show hidden device" inver the view menu. If this fail to display, start in safe mode and do the same.
Delete any hardware that had a yellow exclamation mark.
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Beautiful!  Thanks.  You learn something new every day.
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Go to Microsoft downloads www.microsoft.com/technet click link for downloads. Search for the MS install clean utility.  Install the clean utility and run.  You should find the printer installer listed remove and the printer will no longer try to install.
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