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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 1:06:02 PM

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everytime I double click the Add New Hardware icon from in Control Panel I
get an error message that says "You can install only one device at a time.
Another device installtion is underway, when it is finished you can try this
wizard again." It never finishes, appears to be hung up. I have disconnected
all peripherals and rebooted. I still get the same message. I have no idea
what device it is trying to install. I'm looking for suggestions on how to
stop it from trying to install, how to clear the hang up.

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September 3, 2005 5:11:03 PM

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Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device Manager button
Now see if anything has a yellow Quotation Mark or Question Mark on it.
If one has, that is the culprit. Rightclick it and click Properties, check
it out.
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"Poobah" wrote:

> everytime I double click the Add New Hardware icon from in Control Panel I
> get an error message that says "You can install only one device at a time.
> Another device installtion is underway, when it is finished you can try this
> wizard again." It never finishes, appears to be hung up. I have disconnected
> all peripherals and rebooted. I still get the same message. I have no idea
> what device it is trying to install. I'm looking for suggestions on how to
> stop it from trying to install, how to clear the hang up.
Anonymous
September 3, 2005 5:43:01 PM

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That doesn't do it. It sems to be part of a larger problem. After reformating
the C hard drive "My Computer" no longer recognizes my USB 2.0 Western
Digital hard drive. I used device manager to make sure that it could see the
WD hard drive. It can. I checked out all of my drivers and everything seems
OK.

I than noticed that clicking the "Add Hardware" icon results in the
previously mentioned error message. I have also noticed that when I try to
"safely remove hardware" it will show the WD Drive, but under it is a yellow
question mark with the message "unknown device on file manager.

I actually have two related problems 1. how do I get the hung up add
hardware to stop trying to install something. 2. how do I get my missing hard
drive to show up in My computer?

"Byte" wrote:

> Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device Manager button
> Now see if anything has a yellow Quotation Mark or Question Mark on it.
> If one has, that is the culprit. Rightclick it and click Properties, check
> it out.
> --
> XP-WNP
> Today is the first day of the
> rest of your life.
>
>
> "Poobah" wrote:
>
> > everytime I double click the Add New Hardware icon from in Control Panel I
> > get an error message that says "You can install only one device at a time.
> > Another device installtion is underway, when it is finished you can try this
> > wizard again." It never finishes, appears to be hung up. I have disconnected
> > all peripherals and rebooted. I still get the same message. I have no idea
> > what device it is trying to install. I'm looking for suggestions on how to
> > stop it from trying to install, how to clear the hang up.
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