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?
Thanks in advance,
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Re: Another device installation is underway...
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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Boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, everything, including your documents and other files you saved on the hard drive, will roll back to that date.
If you can't access System Restore by Safe Mode, try Offline System Restore: 1. Boot from the DVD 2. Select the Language 3. Click on "Repair your Computer" on the Install now screen 4. Click next on the System Recovery Options screen 5. Click on System Restore. 6. Choose the date to which you want to restore
If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), is dependent on your hardware manufacturer. Boot your system and press F10, F11, Alt+F10, or Ctrl+F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.
If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.
Since you are getting the IBM Thinkpad Logo it is confirmed that you have no hardware error. All you need to do is restore the operating system. most of the IBM laptop has an inbuilt recovery option. just press the access IBM/ Thinkvantage (blue button) immediately after pressing the power button and follow the screen..
what operating system are you using and please be more descriptive regarding "blue screen" is it the notorious microsoft "Blue Screen of Death"? or? when this occurs is the system totally locked? or can you hit ctrl alt del and get the task manager? can you boot into safe mode? if you're using xp and can get to safe mode.. have you attempted to restore to an earlier restore point prior to this issue? if yes and you haven't restore back to before issue occured.
If you just want to disable the wireless lan, you can go to the control panel, network connections, and right-click on the wireless connection icon. Click on "Disable". Re-enable it by going to the same place and click on "Enable". In order for the "Access IBM" button to work you have to have the software installed. You can tell if it's installed by looking on the start menu under programs
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model laptop,
You need to use a computer that has Internet access to download and transfer the files to your computer.