I have a friend who is running XP, and when he goes to startup the install wizard anounces "Found New Hardware" and lists two programs that he had tried and uninstalled. When he looks for them, they aren't to be found in search, add/remove hardware, or add/remove software. Can someone please recomend a solution for this?

If its a hardware ... just go to device manager and disable the devices that are creating problems ....

and if its a software run msconfig and uncheck any startup programs related to the software which install wizard is trying to install.

Thanks Nanosani...we did the MSConfig, and it did the trick.

Marking the thread as solved ...