"New hardware found" pop up problem

  1. I am running XP. Everything was fine and then all of a sudden one day after starting up the computer...I get the pop up window [ image attached ]telling me there is "new hardware found. When I go to "cancel"...everything would "freeze".
    I did not attempt to install any new hardware.
    This happened like 4 times and then it just stopped happening.
    Can someone tell me why that would happen? Is there a way to disable that pop up?
    Thank you.
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  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,561   +184

    Clicking your "view attachment" I get this
    TechSpot Forums - Error

    The requested attachment could not be found.
  3. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Hope you can see the image now.

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  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,561   +184

    According to your picture on the left, I'd say you need to get the CD that came with the product/item & put it in the drive. If I'm incorrect,others will correct me but I think I'm right.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    Seems to be related to SuperAntiSpyware. See HERE. Looks like an SAS reinstall should fix it
  6. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Thank you for trying to help....but like I stated in my initial post....I did not try to install any new hardware...I stated getting the pop up window for no reason and then everything would "freeze' and I would have to shut it down...that all happened 4 times in a row, and then stopped. I am just trying to figure out why it did that and how to prevent it from happening again.
  7. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 142

    I do have the freeware version of Super Anti-Spyware....so then it must be from that? Should I uninstall it? Maybe not use it anymore? Come to think of it....this all started after I attempted to "update" the freeware.
  8. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Thank you fellas! You guys are the best! Problem solved!


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