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I installed service pack 3 and i want to install a hardware device but it says a device is already underway but can not see what it is or how to stop it

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Does a reboot help? try disconnecting all USB devices except k/b and mouse and reboot.

look in device manager for any items with a ! or a ? next to them... delete and reboot.

post back results and I may be able to assist more

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Dvd cd rom [ code 10 ] does not work


The Code 10 error code is generated when Device Manager has insufficient information or the error that is bubbled up by the device drivers is not recognized by Device Manager. Additionally, this error may occur when one of the drivers that the device needs does not start. If many drivers are being used by a particular device, it can be difficult to determine the one that failed.

The Code 10 error resembles the following: This device cannot start. (Code 10) The most common resolution is to update the drivers that are associated with the failing device. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In the device's Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab.
  2. Click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard.
  3. Follow the instructions to update the driver.
Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or the driver files may still be installed from the last time that you set up the device. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor's Web site. uparrow.gifBack to the top Typical Code 10 error issuesThe Code 10 error pertains mainly to hardware and device driver issues or to compatibility issues between hardware drivers and additional software that is installed in Windows. Therefore, we recommend that you troubleshoot these issues by focusing on device drivers, on device configuration issues, and on hardware compatibility issues. Incompatible, outdated, or corrupted device drivers If you suspect that the Code 10 error is related to incompatible, outdated, or corrupted device drivers, try the following troubleshooting methods. Method 1 Update the hardware's device driver through Windows Update. To access Windows Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://update.microsoft.com Method 2 Update the device drivers from the vendor's Web site. Follow their installation or update instructions.
  • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, visit the computer manufacturer's Web site.
  • If the device was installed after the purchase of the computer, visit the device manufacturer's Web site.
  • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, and the computer manufacturer does not have an updated driver for the device, visit the device manufacturer's Web site.
Note Make sure that the device drivers that are being installed are compatible with your current Windows version and platform.

Note In reviewing customer feedback, many of the Code 10 error issues are related to devices connected by using a USB port. As mentioned earlier, make sure that you have the most current drivers installed for the device together with any updates for Windows. In the specific case of Windows XP, review the following article to determine whether it applies to your situation: 925196 A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB flash drive, an Apple iPod, or an external hard disk drive
If you are running Windows XP and cannot install Windows XP Service Pack 3, review the following article to determine whether it applies to your situation: 940514 USB devices do not work after you disconnect and then reconnect a USB hub from a computer that is running Windows XP Device configuration issuesIf you suspect that the Code 10 error is related to missing software updates and service packs, try the following troubleshooting methods:
  • Install the latest Windows service pack.
  • Use Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://update.microsoft.com
  • Install the updates that are specific to the computer or to the device. To do this, we recommend that you visit the computer manufacturer's Web site or the device manufacturer's Web site.
Software and operating system updatesIf you suspect that the Code 10 error is related to missing software updates and service packs, try the following troubleshooting methods:
  • Use Windows Update to install the latest updates for Windows. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://update.microsoft.com For more information about how to obtain the latest Windows service pack, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack 935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack 889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003 968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008
  • Install the updates that are specific to the computer or to the device. To do this, we recommend that you visit the computer manufacturer's Web site or the device manufacturer's Web site.

Jun 12, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)


  1. Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.

    There is always the slim chance that the Code 28 error you're seeing in Device Manager was caused by a fluke with Device Manager or in your BIOS. If that's the case, a reboot might fix the Code 28.

  2. Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before you noticed the Code 28? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 28 error.

    Undo the change, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 28 error.

    Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:

  3. Update the drivers for the device. Installing the latest manufacturer supplied drivers for a device with the Code 28 error is the most likely solution to the problem.

    Important: Make sure you install the drivers for the correct operating system. For example, if you're using Windows 7 32-bit, install the drivers designed for that specific version of Windows. Many Code 28 errors are caused by attempting to install the wrong drivers for a device.

  4. Install the latest Windows service pack. Microsoft regularly releases service packs and other patches for their operating systems, one of which may contain a fix for the cause of the Code 28 error.

    Note: I do know that certain service packs for Windows Vista and Windows 2000 have contained specific fixes for some instances of the Code 28 error in Device Manager.

  5. Replace the hardware. As a last resort, you may need to replace the hardware that has the Code 28 error.

    It's also possible that the device is not compatible with this version of Windows. You can check the Windows HCL to be sure.

    Note: If you still think there is still a software/operating system component to this Code 28 error, you could try a repair install of Windows. If that doesn't work, try a clean install of Windows. I don't recommend doing either of those more drastic options before you try replacing the hardware, but you may have to if you're out of other options.

Mar 01, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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Hello, my wireless is not showing on my computer and when i go on device manager on my computer it has a question mark on ethernet controller and say erro code 28, how can i fix this?


Do your Wireless Device (PCI or USB unit) comes with an installation CD? If so, use the CD to install the software/drivers.(Instead of using the Windows wizard). Remove any previous installation before reinstalling with the CD.

Resit your device to a different USB port or PCI slot. If the drivers/software are properly installed, windows will detect and installed the device correctly.

Cause of the Code 28 Error (In general)
A Code 28 error is caused by a missing driver for that particular piece of hardware. There are several of reasons that a driver might not be installed for a device but your troubleshooting of the problem will be the same no matter the root cause.

Resolution
1.Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.

There is always the slim chance that the Code 28 error you're seeing in Device Manager was caused by a fluke with Device Manager or in your BIOS. If that's the case, a reboot might fix the Code 28.

2.Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before you noticed the Code 28? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 28 error.

Undo the change, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 28 error.

Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:
•Remove or reconfigure the newly installed device.
•Roll back the driver to the version prior to your update.
•Use System Restore to undo recent Device Manager changes.

3.Update the drivers for the device. Installing the latest manufacturer supplied drivers for a device with the Code 28 error is the most likely solution to the problem.

Important: Make sure you install the drivers for the correct operating system. Example, if you're using Windows 7 32-bit, install the drivers designed for that specific version of Windows. Most Code 28 errors are caused by updating or install the wrong drivers for a device.

4.Update your OS to latest Windows service pack. Microsoft regularly releases service packs and other patches for their operating systems, one of which may contain a fix for the cause of the Code 28 error.

**Note: Certain service packs for Windows Vista and Windows 2000 have contained specific fixes for some instances of the Code 28 error in Device Manager.

5.Replace the hardware. As a last resort, you may need to replace the hardware that has the Code 28 error.

It's also possible that the device is not compatible with this version of Windows. You can check the Windows HCL to be sure.

Note: If you still think there is still a software/operating system component to this Code 28 error, you could try a repair install of Windows. If that doesn't work, try a clean install of Windows. Not recommend doing either of those more drastic options before you try replacing the hardware, but you may have to if you're out of other options.

Hope it helps.

Aug 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I am trying to install an SLR camera on my Thinkpad R50e. It tells me that it can not run two device installations. Another installation is underway. I have gone through the system hardware listing and...


dont disable them just uninstall it and reboot the system and dont connect the device first .you install the software then connect the cable and follow the instruction.

Jan 14, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

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My computer will not properly install Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3. What do I need to do to fix this problem?


You need to get an official service pack 3 from microsoft's website.

Follow this link (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en)
The file size is about 316 mb.

If you already have this file, service pack 3 will not install if your current version of windows has errors. That means you have to reinstall Windows XP, install your pc device drivers, then install windows xp service pack 3.

Dec 29, 2009 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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Cnt install..


Yes, it need WinXp service pack 2 or above, so u need to update your WinXP to service pack 2 or above before u continue.

YBC (/\)

Mar 25, 2009 | Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX Personal...

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I want to upgrade to service pack 3


hi there
you can install service pak 3 just fine it will overwrite your present service pac and install the needed files
regards mike

Mar 11, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB53 PC Desktop

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How can i install windows xp sp3 in compaq presario cq60-104tu.


Ok it must be one of this problems:

1) you had vista, you wanted xp for whatever reason. you are doing a fresh install using the service pack 3 disk. there is hardware combatiblity issues and must stay with vista. this is becoming more common with the life of xp coming to an end.

2) you had xp and are reinstalling and hardware has failed.

3) you had service pack 2 or before and are updating your service pack and there is some issue with hardware or software.

Jan 16, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Do I need Gateway drivers for Vista Service Pack 1?


I think if you try to install vista you should be fine. just check the system requirements for vista to make sure your computer can handle it. If you have any special hardware devices then you might want to find any drivers for it and have them on hand just in case

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/system-requirements.aspx

Go here to check the system requirements

Dec 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I updated my computer and after restarting it i have no audio device installed


No problem - that's what you have us for :)

It's possible that if you updated to Windows Service Pack 3, you might have lost the driver. In the past 2 weeks, I've seen more problems caused by a Windows Service Pack!

Go into your Control Panel, under Add/Remove Programs and scroll all the way down to the bottom. Find the Service Pack that you just installed and remove it. Reboot.

Check for your audio device. If still not there, reinstall the Service Pack again (only if you feel it's necessary) then go the computer manufacturer's website and download the audio device driver. I'm surprised that after a reboot, you're not prompted to "install new hardware". Are you seeing anything like that when you reboot?

Go into Device Manager as well (Control Panel, System) and look under "Sound and Video" and see if you have any audio devices installed ...or if there are any exclamations or "splats" next to anything.

Send me an update when you can :)

Oct 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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