hardware conflicts in windows 2000

  kairra3 19:20 19 Nov 2004

I have just tried to install a usb2 card in my pc running windows 2000.The problem is when the hardware wizard has run it saya that 'an error occurred during the installation of the device.the data is invalid'.When i then enter the hardware manager the message reads'The device is not configured correctly[code1] to reinstall the drivers click reinstall drivers' which I do but then it goes back to the origional 'an error occurred' message.Is anyone able to help?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:34 20 Nov 2004

'This any good?

click here

hope this saves some time for someone

Why do I get a "data is invalid" error when installing a driver in WindowsXP or 2000?

This error appears to be due to a protection problem in the Windows registry and can occur with a variety of drivers (sound cards and SCSI drivers have been reported). To fix this problem, go to Start, Run... and type "regedt32" without the quotes to run the Registry Editor. Navigate to


and you will see a number of keys of the form "VEN_xxxx", where xxxx are strings like "1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_00011103&REV_04". Under each of these folders will be another folder with a long numerical name. Open each folder and look for the "DeviceDesc" which matches the hardware you are trying to install. Right Click on the "VEN_xxxx" for that device and select 'Permissions' and then tick "Allow" for "Full Control". Close Regedit and then continue with the installation of your device.

  kairra3 17:24 21 Nov 2004

Thanks alot Diodorus Siculus,this has worked a treat

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