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Another device installation is underway...

Hello, I have this laptop, and I?ve used its built-in system restore (IBM access - the blue button) to format and initial all system properties. After it finished formatting and restoring, the Plug & Play feature doesn't work. Also, whenever I tried to run the add hardware it display the error message: "You can install only one device at a time. "Another device installation is underway, when it is finished you can try this wizard again." Restart / safe mode / killing some process won?t help. Any suggestions? What can I do? Please help!! Thanks in advance, Kim

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    Kimi Nov 28, 2006

    Thanks Sandrew for your quick help!

    I will try that and let you know

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    Kimi Nov 28, 2006

    The UPNP feature was disabled, so I enabled it:

    But it didn't help.

    Also I couldn?t find something wrong with the USB controllers...

    Please let me know if you think of something else..

    10X again,



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I think maybe in the bios the UPNP feature is possibly dissabled, as may also be the usb controllers in the device manager. For some reason manufacturers tend to dissable the use of PNP and wireless features as factory default, which your notebook will be set at, although why I have no idea!

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    andrew pester Nov 28, 2006

    Ok, go to control panel>administrative tools>Services.

    Look down the list for 'Plug and Play and ensure it's set at Automatic, also further down the list 'Universal Plug and Play Device Host' is set at Manual.

    Give it a go, if still no joy, I'm at a loss unless a board problem.


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Go to run then type regedit then ok
go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/SETUP, click on setup.
find the FActoryPreinstallinProgress key & double click it.
Chnage the value data to 0.

Note: You should always backup your registry before making any changes!!

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