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Found New Hardware window keeps opening whenever I boot PC

by themadczech / March 23, 2009 7:08 AM PDT

I just recently installed an ASUS IDE DVD Burner Model DRW-22B1S in my desktop and everything when smoothly. It burns everything I have thrown in it and plays everything. It works great!
My problem is that the "Found New Hardware" window keeps opening up everytime I boot up in the morning.
I even uninstalled and reinstalled the unit. Evrything is working fine and show up in Device Manager etc just like it is suppose to.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to keep the "Found New Hardware" window from opening up everytime I boot. Is there a registry key I can modify or delete, a vb_script I can use.
All I have to do is click cancel when it opens up but it is very annoying.

SONY PCV-RX650
WinXP_SP2
80GB HD
1GB DDR 2700
Radeon 9250 GPU w/ 256MB ram

Thanks

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folow
by Techie_Master / March 23, 2009 8:55 PM PDT

try to follow the steps when you see the popups, after finish

Goto Control Panel
Click on System
Open Hardware tab
Click on Device Manager
Go down list to Ports
Double click on ■Unknown Device■
Change window panel at bottom to ■Do not use this device (disable)
OK
Do the same for any other unknown devices.

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Nothing there
by themadczech / March 24, 2009 3:13 AM PDT
In reply to: folow

Folow,
Went into Hardware/Device Mgr./Ports and the only items listed were the Com and Printer . Even clicked on "Show Hidden Devices".
Really don't understand what the problem is with this thing.
Even Uninstalled/Reinstalled optical drives. Both state that the devices are working properly and drivers are installed. Have even been told to try and remove the following registry values:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}LowerFilters

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}UpperFilters

But they do not exist?
Have run sfc/ scannow and everything else I know to do. Maybe it's time to break down and buy a new rig.
Thanks for trying! Appreciate it.

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May Not Help But Can't Hurt....
by tobeach / March 24, 2009 4:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Nothing there

Try (if you haven't) going to device mgr. & telling it to un-install DVD.
Go to msconfig, services tab & disable (remove check mark) Plug n Play.

Reboot.

Go back to config & re-check and re-boot.

This should allow plug n play to "re-find & re-install" the DVD.
Reboot and see if problem gone. Sometimes PnP & Dev.mgr. get brain freeze. Good Luck! Happy

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No luck. I think I have a "ghost in the machine".
by themadczech / March 25, 2009 9:30 AM PDT

tobeach,

Appreciate the thought. But attempted that along with all the following.
Went into the Device Manager and right-clicked on each optical drive and uninstalled rebooted and reinstalled them. Opened up the "Show Hidden Devices" and uninstalled everything that has never been and never will be on or in the compuer. After that I also uninstalled/reinstalled software and I am still getting the same thing. Jumpers are set properly and info in the BIOS Setup Utility is correct. Cables are connected properly. Went into Computer Management/Storage/Removable Storage/Libraries DRW-22B1S shows up properly. Every diagnostic I have run shows everything is correct.
I am the one that is definately starting to get brain freeze from this dilemna. At this point I don't know what to do besides completely reformat or just live with the extra mouse-click and hit cancel when the "Found New Hardware" window pops up at boot. I guess it is only once a day, just annoying.
I have done a lot of registry tweaking in the past but nothing has ever caused any problems or conflicts, just enhanced performance and security of system. I am very familiar with the registry.
Once again, thanks for the help! I would try just about anything at this point.

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"The MSDN article [[url=http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr
by Cursorcowboy / March 26, 2009 12:55 AM PDT

"The MSDN article [Preventing Plug and Play" explains that when a PnP device is plugged into a Windows XP Embedded system, if the driver exists on the computer, the device is installed immediately. If the driver does not exist on the system, or if the driver package is not digitally signed, the Found New Hardware Wizard appears to prompt the user for the driver and to assist in the installation. The article also explains that a registry value can be set to prevent the wizard appearing but whether it will work in your situation is left to be explained.

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Appreciate the help!
by themadczech / March 27, 2009 2:40 AM PDT

Forum members,
Those of you who have attempted to help me with this problem. I thank you!
This morning when I booted the old PC neither the CD-RW or the new DVD-RW drive were recognized. Went into system Setup Utility, nothing. As system continued to boot I paused the one screen and stated no drives found. Device Manager, nothing. Last night before I shut down both drives were present and working, this morning they are extinct.
I attempted to physically uninstall/reinstall both drives and still nothing anywhere. The CD-RW drive opens/closes when I press the button on the front but that is as far as it will go.
Think it may be that the old IDE cable bit it?
Anyway, thank you all!

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