Can't install hardware

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Ok - I've tried everything and can't beat this one....
I'm specifically trying to install a USB Cable Modem, but
the problem I'm having applies to all hardware - I can't
install any. When the wizard finds/is pointed to the
correct drivers it starts to transfer them to system32 and
then I see the 'Finish' screen - but one with the error
"There was a problem installing this hardware XXXXX
"An error occurred suring the installation of the device"
"The system cannot find the file specified"

The wierd thing is, I tried to reinstall a USB CF card
reader that I have. This problem occurs, device manager
states that no drivers are loaded for the device, and yet
it's listed as a drive under Explorer.
If I could this to happen for my USB cable modem I'd be
happy, but it won't work at all - devmgmt tells me that no
drivers are loaded.
Any ideas folks????
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi daniel

    any luck I cannot install my HP psc9950 i load all software and when the install starts i get the same error messages as you, yet i can install my printer on my laptop which runs windows me ?????????????????
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I have the exact same problem as both of you, I cannot install any hardware because I keep getting the error message "there was a problem installing the new hardware. The system cannot find the file specified". When I go to the device manager there it says the drivers have not yet been installed. When I choose the location of the driver in the advanced mode it says that no information regarding the hardware is present there. I have downloaded all of the lates drivers off the manufactures website and still no luck. If anyone can help me with this problem please respond to my email address or post it here.
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