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Al James Jan 22, 2008, 07:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I seem to always have the found new hardware wizard pop up on booting my win xp core 2 duo machine, this is despite having no new hardware to install. There is an unknown device with a question mark in my device manager but I havent a clue what this is. even when i remove the device from the device manager it keeps reappearing? What could it be as I have no hardware to my knowledge that is uninstalled?How can i find out what it is?

Its annoying all i want is the new hardware wizard to stop appearing can anyone help?

Thanks
Al


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Rhort Jan 22, 2008, 07:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Look in the properties for the Unknown Device and disable it. Eventually, I dare say, you'll work out what it is (think about SD card readers, or sound devices, etc), and then it'll be a relatively simple operation to re-enable it again, but until then, as long as you're experiencing no other issues, just ignore it.

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Michael A. Jan 22, 2008, 07:55am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
What kind of motherboard do you have? My ABIT motherboard has a built-in sensor which display as an "unknown device" in XP unless I install the specific software (which I don't).

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Dublin_Gunner Jan 22, 2008, 08:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
Do you have an ATI video card with VIVO by any chance??

You may need to merely download the WDM drivers for it.

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FordGT90Concept Jan 22, 2008, 08:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
1) Right-click on My Computer and select Properties.
2) Select the Hardware tab.
3) Click on the Device Manager button.
4) You should see at least one list expanded with a yellow question mark icon next to it. These are causing the "Found new hardware" wizard to pop up. If you feel you do not need the device, right-click on it and select disable; otherwise, continue.
5) List the name displayed on each device with a question mark next to it.
6) For each device, do the following:
6a) Double click it to open the device properties.
6b) Select the Details tab.
6c) Under Property, make sure Device Instance Id is selected.
6d) Copy what appears under value
7) Post the information collected above so that we may assist in finding an appropriate driver.


Note: If the Device Instance Id starts with "ACPI\IFX0102," see the following thread:
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/70397/

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Moses Cheung Feb 26, 2009, 08:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
I have the same problem. Having been using this laptop for over 2 years, but this problem just pop up this morning. The hardware instance ID is "ROOT\LEGACY_SMNDIS5\0000". Everything seems to be working just fine though. I am tempted to simply disable the unknown device and see what happens.

Judith Distal Apr 26, 2010, 11:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
Hello,

I have the same problem.

Did disable the driver.

This is the detail:

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_01101025&REV_00\4&6B16D5B&0&4AF0


Anything else to do?
Thanks for your help.

Judith

Ecosse Apr 29, 2010, 06:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
Moses Cheung said:
I have the same problem. Having been using this laptop for over 2 years, but this problem just pop up this morning. The hardware instance ID is "ROOT\LEGACY_SMNDIS5\0000". Everything seems to be working just fine though. I am tempted to simply disable the unknown device and see what happens.



Google found this on SMNDIS5:

Product name: QuickLink Wi-Fi
Description: NDIS 5.0 Protocol Driver
Manufacturer: Smith Micro Software, Inc.

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Ecosse Apr 29, 2010, 06:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
Judith Distal said:
Hello,

I have the same problem.

Did disable the driver.

This is the detail:

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_01101025&REV_00\4&6B16D5B&0&4AF0


Anything else to do?
Thanks for your help.

Judith


Got a feeling that's a modem driver? You could try finding the latest driver, download it - re-enable the device and install.

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Judith Distal Apr 29, 2010, 11:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
It seems I have solved it now.

Thanks a lot.
Judith

Bob Clifford West Nov 27, 2013, 04:48pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Found new hardware" wizard keeps appearing? help!
Hello,

1 month ago I was trying to reinstall a driver that I though I've lost. My printer is a HP 8050 series. When promptly checking All Programs - Printers and faxes, the printer logo seems there and ready to use. When I've accidentally downloaded the second driver the problem started to happened. Starting up my computer I got this annoying pop up. Welcome to the Found new Hardware…. Even though the driver was initially installed.

Honestly, I've been having this problem since 1 month ago. I've tried everything I could think off. Going from forums to blogs. Going to my own Device Manager entries with yellow marks disabling and de-installed the driver? Also trying to delete the registry key (courtesy of Microsoft).Couldn't even get rid of it? A lot of people had similar issues with the Welcome Found new Hardware...but nothing seemed to worked for them?

Although my problem persisted, I partly fixed the problem when I decided to deactivate one USB Root Hub. Well right after booting, no popping up seemed too appeared on my desktop. Surprisingly enough my printer wasn't printing any more? So I knew I had to reactive the USB Root Hub to get the printer working again. And surely enough when I've activated the USB Hub the popping up Wizard appeared again simultaneously??

There is definitely a conflict somehow? . I believe it must be USB issue actually causing this misconfiguration in windows registry.

So after spending hours and hours trying to find a possible solution, I've stumbled on HARDWARE ANALYSE. I surely hope someone with more experience could help and resolved this issue that had bothered me ever since.

I hope this example will help and serve others people dealing with the same issue.

As for my Device Instance ID here is the description:

USB/VID_03F0&PID_C102&M1_01/6&3B5F106&080001

Thank you so much for your help and support, I do appreciate it

Bob


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