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Showing results for  Search instead for  Do you mean  Users Online 137 Members / 7174 Guests English Community > ThinkPad Notebooks > ThinkPad; T61 and prior T series plus Other Legacy The two supplied here didn't finish the job. Keep in touch with Experts ExchangeTech news and trends delivered to your inbox every month Live Consultants Membership How it Works Gigs Live Careers Plans and Pricing For Business Become an Posts 13,087 Originally Posted by DoubleTrouble2004 After an exhaustive search on Google and contacting Microsoft on two different occassions for support on the Add Hardware Wizard error of "Cannot run two

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Initially, the error doesn't happen and the Add Hardware Wizard comes up no problem, but as I install software, not any particular software, I try to fire up "Add New Hardware" You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Lots of times the updated rivers may cover several models from a manufacturer and causes problems.

Thanks again. 0 Back to top #4 Mudhi Mudhi Senior TEG Forum Member Members 13,493 posts Gender:Male Location:Taiwan Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:08 PM Sometimes, a fresh install is faster My canon camera uses windows for its operation and the software supplied is for win98. Click Start->Run, type "regedit.exe" in the Open box, and click OK. 2. Most tips to resolve the problem tell you to remove the "FactoryPreInstallInProgress" key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory, but I don't have those keys.

Thanks for the interest; Timtimfed 10-27-2007, 09:57 AM #4 dai TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: Jul 2004 Location: west australia Posts: 78,002 OS: win 7 32x 64x rtm Stay logged in Sign up now! biggo78 Member Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 119 Likes Received: 0 Hello, The problem I am having is, in the Hardware tab, click on the "Add New Hardware" button", i receive I work off of a basic windows xp image and I use Norton Ghost to place the image.

If there is any key or values named "FactoryPreInstallInProgress", please right click and delete it. 4. Technotiger 13:11 11 Jan 05 Hi, this is just a thought, dunno if it would work, but - why not try a System Restore to before you installed your Printer and Delete some keys ------------------------------------- 1. the trick might* have been to delete the controller first.

I have already tried (extensively) googling this problem, and checking in other forums, and I cannot find an answer, I am beginning to become desperate and, having recently had to recover Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads backup registry ------------------------------------- 1. After restart it was fixed and I am now able to use the "Add Hardware Wizard"." T43 (2687D4U) | WinXP Pro | Intel Pentium(R) M | 1.86GHz | 1GB RAM |

a while ago, I'm upgrading graphics card driver, I didn't uninstall previous just install it to upgrade, and it just have some glitches that cannot be fixed, the explorer.exe keep on Top Kudoed Posts Subject kudos Re: What year did T61 series cease production entirely? 1 Re: T61P upgrade options 1 Re: Are all T61 models equal 1 Re: T61 ultranav not I am not intentionally running another device installation, and if I am, how on earth do I cancel/quit/get rid of this mystery installation that I cannot find? I joined specifically so I could post a big thank you to DoubleTrouble and to report that his suggested fix worked for me.

Could this be related? backup registry-------------------------------------1. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion LANDCRUISER 13:22 11 Jan 05 try looking in services & see plug & play is started this may help scoops 15:30 14 Jan 05 ...and usb are working fine.

This is my first posting on these forums and I'd like to thank everyone for their input. Specify a name in the File Name box, making sure that "All" is selected in the Export range box, and then click Save. ***(Probably not a bad idea to create a Join our community for more solutions or to ask questions.

i then reinstalled the nvidia driver from the original install disk and all is well; but the driver from the nvidia site might work as well (i bet it would) hope

No, create an account now. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup" 3. I figured if I could save one person the frustration and time that I spent trying to find help on this hardware wizard issue, then it would be worth sharing. Join Now For immediate help use Live now!

Click Start->Run, type "regedit.exe" in the Open box, and click OK. 2. Click Start->Run, type "regedit.exe" in the Open box, and click OK. 2. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. please help, thankyou very much.

Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 15 of 58 Thread: Add hardware error: Cannot run two device installations Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page… Subscribe to this I will surely contribute to this system in the future...keep up the good work folks Greetings from Germany G. I never use hardware drivers from MS as they cause the most problems. scoops 21:18 05 Jan 05 i have installed the software first before attaching the camera, but no joy.

Reply With Quote April 15th, 2005,04:38 AM #14 flashgo View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date Apr 2005 Posts 1 Just to say thx Might be a littler off It suddenly recognized "new" hardward on board...specifically my printer which had been there and was functioning all along (go figure). Click Start->Run, type "regedit.exe" in the Open box, and click OK. 2. I checked the Device Manager, with display Show Hidden Devices and there are no device with a question mark or an exclamation mark.