"Cannot run two device installations" problem persistent

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by uuwatti, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. uuwatti

    uuwatti Guest

    I cannot add any new hardware on Vista Home Premium. Whenever I connect a new
    hardware (USB memory stick, DV camera, anything basically) Vista won't run
    the Add Hardware wizard and if I manually select "Add Hardware" from Control
    Panel I get a pop-up window saying "Cannot run two device installations" and
    it says another device installation is underway. However, I have checked all
    possibilities (hidden and non-hidden) from Device Central in Normal and Safe
    Mode and removed all the devices that were not working properly (a Bluetooth
    dongle that was apparently not vista compatible) and the problem still
    exists. Googling for this I found a few postings that were for XP, and
    relating to deleting a registry key, but those reg keys are not in Vista.
    Thank you in advance.
    uuwatti, Feb 1, 2008
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    Femi Guest

    Femi, Feb 7, 2008
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    Femi Guest

    Can someone kindly respond to this query because I'm also experiencing this
    same issue.
    Femi, Feb 7, 2008
  4. uuwatti

    uuwatti Guest

    I still have the same problem, but only sometimes now. Installing every
    single hotfix I could find and rebooting before and after plugging in any
    hardware seems to do the trick. But that's only for some devices, a lot of
    the devices I try to plug in won't work. And since I need to prototype
    hardware on my computer I find this extremely frustrating. My only choice is
    to use my old computer with XP. This is sad, because I bought a new computer
    to work more efficiently, but most of my days are now spent with trying to
    fix all the problems Vista has.
    uuwatti, Feb 18, 2008
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    uuwatti Guest

    Finally figured out that the problem is my firewall. So to femi just turn
    off your firewall for a while and the problem should go away. At least it did
    for me.
    uuwatti, Feb 20, 2008
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