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Old 08-09-2005   #1
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Found new hardware

Is there a way to turn off the system that automatically searches for new hardware at startup?

Every time i turn on i get 2 messages, one for iPod service (dont and never have had an ipod) and another one which is just jumbled letters.

Nothing else has been plugged in and according to anti virus and anti spyware its not due to that.

Any ideas people Its driving me mad
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When prompted to install click cancel then once you're in windows go into hardware manager (right click my computer > properties > hardware > device manager) then right click the things that keep popping up and disable them. Should stop them popping up at startup
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win 2k or XP assumed
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Re: Found new hardware

Most likely unrelated to this but to remove other rubbish that comes on at startup, start> run, type 'msconfig' then hit the startup tab and turn off anything you don't need. Assuming NOT win2k
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Re: Found new hardware

Cheers.
Yeah its XP. Will turnthem off.
No idea how they got there in the first place
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Re: Found new hardware

Hardware Fairys.. They get in through the holes in your case
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thanks hellcat,tht helped me too!
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Hardware Fairys.. They get in through the holes in your case
Are those from the same breed as those litle people that do the light in the fridge??
Bloody fast, not caught one yet
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haha very similar. Just like the ones in the boot of your car...
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