I’ll try to keep it short as possible. Been reading the do’s and don’ts most of the day and made it a long way through the elephant in the room post. Already knew the do's and don'ts but wanted to make sure. Haven't been here in a while.
One problem - got a few more, slow of course - I can barely write this.
Each time I reboot my pc, I get an icon in my systray to remove new hardware. This I really only noticed today so I don’t know if it’s always been there - 2nd/extra computer, desktop/changing to Windows 7 I hope with your help.
The message: USB Mass Storage device - Drives -(F; G:, H:, I:,)
Not even sure I have all of those..
Second problem, only mention it here because it might be realted. I bought this computer used. It’s obvious that he tried to clean out his data first and most likely got more than his data or it had a bad effect. From the first time it was started a pop-up says:
"WELCOME TO THE FOUND NEW HARDWARE WIZARD! (You lucky JERK!) "This wizard helps you install software for: PCI device".
Tried the wizard a few times - Windows can’t find the software. I don’t have a disk that it will take either. I just close it but it pops back up every few minutes. Have no idea what it wants or what a PCI device is to try tracking something down.
HP Pavilllion a630n
MS Windows XP Home Editiion Service pack 3
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 280 GHz, 503 MG
Intel 82516 Express family Chipset.
I got coreinfo, and Speccy while crusing the site today if you need more info. Just had to close this window to get the name "Speccy" and had to close the "found new hardware" window because it was locking everything - Goofy thing wouldn’t close for about 2 minutes to close. Now it’s back again.