When plugging in a USB device or even an add on card windows XP does not automatically start the Add New Hardware Wizard to install the drivers but if you look in Device Manager the devices are there with a yellow exclamation mark.
I found a solution that worked for me in the registry.
Open regedit then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ,System ,Setup and on the right pane change both AuditInProgress and FactoryPreInstallInProgress from (1) to (0) restart and problem solved.
Hope this helps someone else.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Posted by Fabio the computer guy at 11:44 AM