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Why wont XP just see the new hardware

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flipflam, Nov 25, 2002.

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  1. flipflam

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    After I installed windows xp update packet#1 I uninstalled it to see if it was the cit ause of a music software glitch. But thereafter windows doesnt detect the external controller when I boot up or when I use the new hardware wizard.

    I completed removed all drivers for the Midiman controller keyboard so why won't XP detect it so i can setup the drivers to use it again?

    Any help would be really appreciated!
     
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    Thanks for the tip ...but what are Ghosted devices? I deleted the drivers from the Device manager, checked both sound controllers and USB devices and checked under my C-drive and used a midifix scrubber from the manufacturer, Midiman. I then went in a 2nd time in Safe-Mode. I have a separate USB Mic Preamp that is the same maker as the controller keyboard that works as an external soundcard. Should I uninstall that too?
     
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    ghosted devices are things such as usb devices not presently plugged into the computer that windows keeps drivers for.

    if you do the procedure outlined in the above link and go back into device manager, you may see duplicate copies of the devices you just removed.
     
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    I have navigated the chamber of hidden devices and uninstalled 2 suspect drivers that showed as not functioning properly under non plugandplay devices. I'm surprised that XP still won't see the hardware device as new. Thanks anyway however for the info you provided. I'm going to look at it again and check the registry.
     
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    I checked the registry for USB and could not find the Manufacturer name for the device so I think it's clear. Guess I'll keep looking......
     
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    Someone suggested that my problem would be solved quicker if I just install XP a 2nd time over my current XP, keeping my current account name. If a file is corrupt I'm wondering if now that I deleted all the device drivers I could find whether I'll ever get rid of the ghost. Is this a good answer or should I be afraid, very afraid of what's behind door number 2?

    I'm beginning to suspect that it's much better to have your XP, then your XP update Packet, then your software add-ons.
     
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    If you install xp inside itself it doesnt recreate your registry and keeps all your devices and settings. This means the ghost may still be there when your done.

    wont hurt to try though.
     
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    I'm hoping that if I reload XP and that overwrites any corrupt file that the ghost was imaginary. (knock on virtual wood).
     
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    the problem is that the device listings are stored in the registry........it may work...it may not.

    have you tried to delete it and then run the add new hardware wizard?

    and have you uninstalled all the entries it put in add/remove progrms?
     
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    Yep, I did and even had a the shop that I bought the keyboard at double check it. The company, midiman, sent me a fixi-it program that was supposed to remove it too (so I guess this resuidual stuff has happened before!). Considering that it only takes 3 hours (ihope) to load in XP, and since the system is only a month old, I'm nearly decided to start off fresh wiith completely new XP load, add the critical update#1 then load my pet programs. Then never never never load another update. I'm also a little disappointed with the limitations of the restore feature on XP.

    Hope you have some great holidays!

    Flipflam
     
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