After installing a new joystick (some problems initially but since resolved) I went to the event viewer in Administrative Tools and saw the following message. Plug and Play user-interface dialogs have been suppressed in Factory Mode. It appears as a warning and uses an event ID code of 270. After checking Microsofts Knowledge base (to no avail) I checked the event log back for several months. This same event is the first item listed every time that windows boots. If you try to open the Add Hardware Wizard it opens a window that reads Cannot run two device installations. You can only install one device at a time. Another device installation is underway, when it is finished you can try this wizard again. The joystick installation is the first hardware I have installed since the system came online. No problems noted in device manager. Any one have a solution to closing out a non existant device installation?