After a lot of googling and some fruitless ms
by Cursorcowboy - 2/2/06 5:17 AM
In Reply to: similar problem by IPFREELEY
knowledge basing, the problem is supposedly with a device driver incompatability.
Besides using the WinXP CD do you not have a mainboard CD with tools and device drivers?
1. The article [Q303980] describes how to modify the nonvolatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM) by using the Bootcfg.exe command-line tool. This tool can be used to configure, query, change, or delete the boot entry settings in the NVRAM. Specifically, the /addsw /so: switches that is used to display the names of each device driver while loading.
2. The ''Device Console'' (devcon.exe), is a command-line tool (refer to the ''Examples'' hyperlink) that displays detailed information about devices and lets you search for and manipulate devices from the command line. DevCon enables, disables, installs, configures, and removes devices on the local computer and displays detailed information about devices on local and remote computers. DevCon is included in the Microsoft Windows DDK in the \tools\devcon directory. There are separate versions for 32-bit applications for Windows (\tools\devcon\x86) and 64-bit applications for Windows (\tools\devcon\ia64) systems. All users can use DevCon to search for and display information about devices. However, to change the status or configuration of a device, the user must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer.
3. The article [Q884018] describes the situation concerning a corrupted security database and warns that when you try to add a Windows component (long list provided) after you first install XP or after installing Service Pack 2 with a built-in Atheros wireless network device or when you then try to install a Bluetooth device, you cannot add the component and you may receive a message as follows that occurs even though the file already exists in the C:\Windows\I386 folder or even if you provide the path of the file, the error message reappears:
The file 'file_name' on Windows XP Professional CD-ROM is needed.
Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.
4. Supplemental reading:
a. ''How Windows Determines the Most Suitable Device Driver to Install During Setup (Q279112).''
b. ''How to Enable Verbose Logging in Windows 2000 GUI-Mode Setup (Q243996).''
4. When you start Windows, dozens of programs are already running - many of them invisible and running in the background. ''AutoStart Viewer'' allows you to see every autostart on your system, all on the one screen. In addition, it gives you complete control over the autostart references, and allows you to modify or delete them at will. Key features are:
Over 50 different autostart locations monitored!
Right-click menu allows you to take complete control over each autostart
Add New Autostart feature allows you to add new programs to automatically start
Save/Print functions allow you to take snapshots
Resizable, easy-to-use interface that shows every autostart on the one display
All sizes, positions and settings are remembered
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