found new hardware with out me doing anything?

  Mitul123 17:16 18 Jan 2006
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when im surfing the net or doing other things ofline it says found new hardware at the botom of the screen and then makes that noise ( the noise that the pc makes when you plug in a usb device) but i havent plugged anthing in? the new hardware is called "network controller" or "PCMCIA MTD -0002" . i have done spyware scans , virus scans , error scans. any idea whats going on??
windows xp , laptop

  SG Atlantis® 17:19 18 Jan 2006

you must have been really good and got a visit from the hardware fairy!

  SG Atlantis® 17:20 18 Jan 2006

check device manager for yellow marks or any disabled devices.

  Mitul123 17:27 18 Jan 2006

do you think it could be a spyware problem?

  rsinbad 17:28 18 Jan 2006

check any usb connections you have could be a bad connection

  SG Atlantis® 17:28 18 Jan 2006

no, not spyware.

  keith-236785 17:29 18 Jan 2006

check that there isnt a card in the pcmcia slot on your laptop, it might be there is a lan card in there wanting to install but not finding the drivers, just rechecking and giving the message you see.

just a thought.

  Mitul123 17:32 18 Jan 2006

there is a pc card for my wireless internet from the router but im not using that pc card as the router does not work so i am using a wire, ive took the pc card out and see what happens. many thanks anyway!

  Mitul123 17:37 18 Jan 2006

i havnt yet had any found new hardware messages so i think problem solved!!

thanks vey much!

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