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Windows hardware installation manager overrides my Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT install

By carmasterxtreme
Apr 14, 2010
  1. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    Another hmmmm.... And still more interesting stuff in your registry Setup data
    Code:
    CmdLine REG_MULTI_SZ C:\WINDOWS\System32\oobe\msoobe.exe /update\0
    That command has to do with re-activating the XP Product Key (does that ring any bell?)

    Download Autoruns. Click autoruns.exe to run it. Notice its status is displayed in the in lower left corner of window
    > Wait for status in lower left says Ready.Then click File->Save As, save to a text file (.txt) and attach it to your next post
     
  2. carmasterxtreme

    carmasterxtreme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    ok my computer crashed recently and i had to reinstall windows but i didnt use a cd. my harddrive has the program to restore windows already on it the service pack is #2 but i updated to #3
    the make/model: IBM Thinkcentre

    View attachment AutoRuns.txt
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    OK.. I'm now guessing Setup is in some sort of re-activation loop or the old data is just still sitting in the registry (which is why nVidia and manually starting Add Hardware Wizard both thinks another install is already in progress!

    Could you also check on the IBM model number??? If you rt click My Computer select Properties it probably show you the model #

    I'll get back to you with more (probably not till tomorrow) g'nite
     
  4. carmasterxtreme

    carmasterxtreme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    8113-E7U is the model #
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    1. Let's first verify XP was reactivated OK after your reinstall
    > Click Start->Run then copy/paste the command line below into the Run window and click OK
    > Does it run? Do you get a window saying it's activated?
    Code:
    oobe/msoobe /a
    2. From what i found, appears there's a second registry key which may also need to be cleaned up
    > So reboot again and repeat the earlier steps to run one more reg query command and post the result
    > Note this time the output file name is Setup2.txt
    Code:
    reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory"  > "%userprofile%\desktop\Setup2.txt"
    3. just fyi... As i'm not sure what type of backups you do, just wanted to point out:
    > Since you only have a recovery partition on your disk (and no install CD) is important you clone your hard drive image
    > As if your hard drive ever hardware crashed you would lose that recovery partition. You'd need a new drive plus an image of your old drive to recover.

    After i see result of second registry key i should be able to give you instructions to try and get this thing fixed!
     
  6. carmasterxtreme

    carmasterxtreme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    I think you attached the wrong file. The new file should start with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory

    /* edit */
    Note you are now doing a reg query on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Factory
     
  8. carmasterxtreme

    carmasterxtreme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    1. Create a System Restore point. See How to create a system restore point manually in XP
    2. Click Start->Run, enter: regedit
    3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup. Then in the rt pane
      ==> Rt click CmdLine, click Modify. Erase the command line, hit OK
      ==> Rt click AuditInProgress, click Delete
      ==> Rt click FactoryPreInstallInProgress, click Delete
    4. Click File->Exit to close registry editor
    5. Reboot and try running nVidia installer again
     
  10. carmasterxtreme

    carmasterxtreme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    that was the solution and it also made everything else start working like it was supposed to and windows logs on fast now. thanks
     
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,373   +167

    Great news!! :grinthumb Glad to help...
     
     
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