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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Windows XP SP3 does not automatically install drivers

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.