Plug and Play problems

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Help!!!

I have Just reformatted my PC. I installed Windows XP Home Edition. Everything seemed to be working fine...until I tried to add new hardware. Windows is unable to find any new hardware that I plug into a USB port. I have reformatted the damn thing 3 TIMES already and it still refuses to work. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

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well, first off.. Try rebooting with the device plugged it.. It "might" go in to set the driver for it "if" it's preinstalled into the device.. Note that not everything that you plug into the USB is "plug n play".. You are just going to have to search google for the Driver for the device.. Most companies like HP will provide the "free" download of any driver from any of their products on their site.. It's not your computer that's the problem.. It just doesn't have the driver.. That's what plug n play does.. The device is preloaded with the "plug n play" software so it windows will read that info and know basically wtf it is..
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What hardware are you trying to install Shark?
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Yea what labrego siad,

you can always remove it and re-install it (the device) and see if it
finds it again !

And anything can be found manually (device) that is.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey guys thanx for the help. I got it working. For those of you who are wondering what I did:

I simpy reset the CMOS battery. I opened up the computer, removed the battery, let it sit for 3 minutes, reinsterted the battery, and booted up. I formatted the computer 4 TIMES before Rat came over and suggested the reset. LOL. Thanx for all the help anyway guys!
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What you did was reset your Bios default setting ?
for me that would have been to much trouble,for a
plug and play device,even if you had plug and play
turned off ,you should not have had to remove the CMOS battery ,something else was going on there .

Thats my story and I'am sticking to it.....lol
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MOC wrote:
Thats my story and I'am sticking to it.....lol


LOL feel free :D. I'm sure there was something else going on...I need to upgrade my hardware anyway's, but it really was easier, IMO, to just pop open the side of the computer, remove a battery wait 3 minutes...pop it back in and go.

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it :P

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