updating hardware information database

  roddley 20:54 18 Jan 2003
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  roddley 20:54 18 Jan 2003

Whenever I try to play games or play music today I get this message "updating hardware information database" I leave it for a while but nothing happens so I press alt control and delete and the message comes up that it is not responding.Iam a new comer to computers so forgive me if this is really simple.

  jazzypop 22:19 18 Jan 2003

The PC is still trying to install the last piece of hardware that you added. As it comes up when you try to play games or music, I suspect the sound card, although it could be any piece of hardware.

Check in Device Manager for any strange messages or Exclamation mark symbols.

If you need further advice, please try to post as much details as possible, and remember to tell us which version of Windows you are using.

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