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    what could be this computer problem?

    hey all, could one of you help me. im stumped on this one.

    a friend of mine has an issue with laptop. windows xp, every time you plug a usb device in, it reinstalls itself?!!

    aaahh its driving me nuts!

    thanks and rep for help waiting!

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    The computer reinstalls itself, or the USB device does

    Banned

    If its the USB device, its probably because you are installing on the user account rather than the Admin, log out of the user and back in as admin, then install the device

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    Foosball Chum;2961270

    The computer reinstalls itself, or the USB device does



    usb device.

    Everything, webcam, printer, bluetooth etc. when the computer boots up, things reinstall themselves.

    Hi,
    I dont think is a problem.... mine does the same and just phoned my cousin as i know she has one and hers does the same

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    Babylove;2961284

    Hi,I dont think is a problem.... mine does the same and just phoned my … Hi,I dont think is a problem.... mine does the same and just phoned my cousin as i know she has one and hers does the same



    no it is a problem, should not be happening.

    this laptop is an advent/esystem one. this is defo a fault somewhere.

    Original Poster

    Foosball Chum;2961282

    If its the USB device, its probably because you are installing on the … If its the USB device, its probably because you are installing on the user account rather than the Admin, log out of the user and back in as admin, then install the device



    no the devices were all installed as admin

    I have a similar problem, as whenever my ASUS laptop updates the BIOS, the bluetooth module (pre-installed) has to reinstall again and for some reason it does not like Vista and says that there is a problem installing :?

    Maybe you could solve your problem by updating the laptop BIOS...

    its not reinstalling itself, but finding the actual device, be it a printer, usb, etc etc.. does it on mine! dont worry aboot it :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Are you talking about a little popup in the corner saying "found device blah blah" ?

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    PhearFactor;2962384

    Are you talking about a little popup in the corner saying "found device … Are you talking about a little popup in the corner saying "found device blah blah" ?



    yer.

    I have had about 10 xp laptops. and this has never happened to me before.

    It is finding the device yer.

    hmm

    aircanman;2966508

    yer. I have had about 10 xp laptops. and this has never happened to me … yer. I have had about 10 xp laptops. and this has never happened to me before. It is finding the device yer. hmm



    I have three different computers, all do as you describe, it`s not reinstalling, it`s just letting you know it`s found the device!

    My PC does the same, if i unplug all the connections and move it somewhere else, it reinstalls all the USB drivers when i plug things back in.

    usb devices are not stored permanently, its a bug with windows ........ everytime you turn on a pc it will inform you that your device is plugged in, its annoying imo ..........

    there might be a way to stop the alerts:|
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