XP Pro Device Manager Error Code 42


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Guest

I've got several external USB drives, and for some unknown reason, two of
them are in a condition where only one is recognized by the Device Manager at
at time. The first one mounted will work, the second one shows up only in
Device Manager with a yellow flag, with the following message on the
"General" tab:

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a
duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)"

The recommended resolution for this error in the MS Help and Support Site
(article ID 310123) is:

"A duplicate device was detected. This error occurs when a bus driver
incorrectly creates two identically named children (bus driver error), or
when a device with a serial number is discovered in a new location before it
is removed from the old location.
"Restart the computer.
"On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start
the Troubleshooting Wizard."

Restarting has not helped. The Troubleshooter gives up after a restart fails
to work. There doesn't appear to be anything indexed in the Knowledge Base
that relates to this problem or how to correct it.
Anyone have a clue how to redesignate one of the "children" so both can be
used simultaneously?
-Gavin
 
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smlunatick

I've got several external USB drives, and for some unknown reason, two of
them are in a condition where only one is recognized by the Device Manager at
at time. The first one mounted will work, the second one shows up only in
Device Manager with a yellow flag, with the following message on the
"General" tab:

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a
duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)"

The recommended resolution for this error in the MS Help and Support Site
(article ID 310123) is:

"A duplicate device was detected. This error occurs when a bus driver
incorrectly creates two identically named children (bus driver error), or
when a device with a serial number is discovered in a new location before it
is removed from the old location.
"Restart the computer.
"On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start
the Troubleshooting Wizard."

Restarting has not helped. The Troubleshooter gives up after a restart fails
to work. There doesn't appear to be anything indexed in the Knowledge Base
that relates to this problem or how to correct it.
Anyone have a clue how to redesignate one of the "children" so both can be
used simultaneously?
-Gavin

Can't you check your previous post?? If you post the same question
over and over, you would not find any/all the posted solutions.

Check:

http://groups.google.ca/group/micro...f32f9/6e6d1b58f3a1d1c9?hl=en#6e6d1b58f3a1d1c9
 
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Guest

gavinreed19 said:
I've got several external USB drives, and for some unknown reason, two of
them are in a condition where only one is recognized by the Device Manager at
at time. The first one mounted will work, the second one shows up only in
Device Manager with a yellow flag, with the following message on the
"General" tab:

Gavin

Kindly note http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm, with special attention to the
section "After you post... , Survival Camp: posting errors to avoid... ,
Never post separate identical messages to several newsgroups. This wastes
respondents' time, and may result in you being ignored.". Your problem is
posted in three groups, and "smlunatick" has responded to one of them.

Ka2
 

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