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Repeat the above steps to delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory5. Article by: ☠ MASQ ☠ Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC? (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of Glad to see that it was of help .. Click Yes to minimize Setup until you complete or cancel the other installation wizard(s). http://sauvblog.com/cannot-run/cannot-run-two-device-installations-fix.html

Most tips to resolve the problem tell you to remove the "FactoryPreInstallInProgress" key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory, but I don't have those keys. Upon restart my PC ran the Hardware Wizard and prompted me for a restart so it could rebuild the deleted registry keys. Get 1:1 Help Now Advertise Here Enjoyed your answer? Click Start->Run, type "regedit.exe" in the Open box, and click OK. 2.

HELP howard60 19:48 07 Jan 05 try uninstalling everything to do with the camera etc. Join and Comment By clicking you are agreeing to Experts Exchange's Terms of Use. In Registry Editor, click File->Export.3. i then reinstalled the nvidia driver from the original install disk and all is well; but the driver from the nvidia site might work as well (i bet it would) hope

I really thought that it was caused by the phantom partition I had on the D: drive, or the registry tweaks I did to fix the drive letter assignment issue, but I have no idea what the other installation is howard60 21:03 05 Jan 05 some devices require that the software is installed before it is connected? What do I do now though? And you can try install the chipset driver of your motherboard. 0 Cook Back to top #3 ptm ptm Junior TEG Forum Member Members 3 posts Posted 24 February 2008 -

My other thought is to get a new machine (which would have some other benefits), but I really don't want to spend the money... Register now! The issue seems to be that XP believes that another piece of hardware is being installes, and so can not install anything else until it has finished. backup registry ------------------------------------- 1.

backup registry-------------------------------------1. I have to go into Device Manager where it has the ? The hardware wizard was tied up with the message reported in this thread. First Name Please enter a first name Last Name Please enter a last name Email We will never share this with anyone.

Register Help Remember Me? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/147693-45-hardware-device-installations After restart it was fixed and I am now able to use the "Add Hardware Wizard". I will say you only ought to find the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory' present when its a failed oem install or done by some device driver & erroneously set - this How to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\Setup If it still doesn't work, consider using the "Find" function in regedt32 to locate more keys with "factory" as the whole word search term. (exclude "data" or you'll be hunting

Solution that worked for me: Step I. Aug 28, 2003 Error "cannot run two device installations" Jim, Sep 30, 2003, in forum: Windows XP Drivers Replies: 0 Views: 395 Jim Sep 30, 2003 the device,\device\cdromo, has a bad I have this question too 0 Kudos Reply eismane Token Ring Posts: 22 Registered: ‎01-04-2009 Location: CA Message 2 of 2 (2,031 Views) Re: Error: Cannot Run Two Device Installations Options Reply With Quote February 9th, 2005,08:47 AM #4 DoubleTrouble2004 View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date Feb 2005 Location Nashville, Tennessee Posts 4 Cannot run two device installations -

I read somewhere else about a solution for xp, , with regedit.exe. What is telling Windows that an installation is happening? found the site (and post) by google, as i ran into this installing xp and stuff on a new comp. check over here After it "installed" the printer, I rebooted and (tada!) the 1.1 ports were alive.

Reply With Quote January 13th, 2005,05:14 PM #3 ITtopDog View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date Jan 2005 Location Tucson, AZ Posts 2 Originally Posted by masterofcumnor Hi everybody. Whenever I click on the "add hardware" Icon in the Control panel of Windows XP, I get the following error message: Cannot Run Two Device Installations: You can install only one All rights reserved.

In Registry Editor, click File->Export. 3.

i got it fixed, here is the best i can help: i cancelled the wizard twice and ignored it, figuring to install the video card later i had tried to unistall Click Start->Run, type "regedit.exe" in the Open box, and click OK. 2. Please try again now or at a later time. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

it would appear the XP thinks that it is already installing some other hardware. Do you want to continue with Setup? Specify a name in the File Name box, making sure that "All" is selected in the Export range box, and then click Save. ***(Probably not a bad idea to create a Hopefully you won't be that, as you've started off in the right vein with a suggested solution ..

Up until now this has just been a pain, since I can get things installed with a little manual intervention, but it won't recognize my new Sansa MP3 player. Wendlandt CEO Marserv GmbH Reply With Quote April 25th, 2005,04:51 PM #15 williamjacobs View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date Apr 2005 Location NINDS - NIH Posts 1 One If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice. Could this be your problem.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup"3. The time now is 05:27 AM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of I figured if I could save one person the frustration and time that I spent trying to find help on this hardware wizard issue, then it would be worth sharing. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

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