Adding New Hardware

  Old_Nick 17:03 17 Aug 2006

My machine running under XP Sp2 no longer automatically reports new hardware when attached to the machine any ideas please

  bnastin2000 18:30 17 Aug 2006

It may be that there is no new hardware to be found?
you could also try looking in your device manager! Give it a go!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:32 17 Aug 2006

What hardware? A USB device?

  Old_Nick 19:09 17 Aug 2006

Only experinced the problem with USB as no other installed

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:07 17 Aug 2006

Refresh USB ports

In device manager uninstall EVERYTHING nder the heading USB. reboot the PC XP will find and install new hardware all your USB ports will be refreshed.

Equipment should then be recogised when plugged into a port.

  Old_Nick 12:16 19 Aug 2006

Thanks Fruit Bat solution worked, but computer did not retain info at the following start.

Disk drive proved to be faulty, but thanks for your help/

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