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Len Trimlett

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1. I have an external Maxtor 300 Gig HDD that I am using with my desktop. No problem.
2. I realized that I had been using it without installing the drivers. So I took out the CD and installed the drivers. The installation went to completion. I went into a normal reboot. No problem.
3. When I went into the normal reboot I did not remove the CD from the drive.
4. When the system came backup I saw the Windows Installer screen “Preparing to Install”. It did not go into install mode where I could exit out of the install in a normal fashion.
5. I had to physically power down and then do a Cold Start.
6. When the device manager is accessed for the Maxtor HDD the displays show the correct driver and say the device is working normally.
7. The desktop is working normally and I have full control of it.
8. My Question:
9. Is there a way to detect if there is a suspended installation in the system without doing an uninstall?
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I am using A maxtor 200 hdd with xp I did not install the drivers. If you are simply using it for storage. You shoud be able to just connect it windows will recognise it as a usb mass storage device.
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you shouldn't need the dirvers at all...but if there's a "suspended install" going on you'd either see reference to it in the processes tab of task manager...OR the next time you try to install something..it will tell you that there is a pending install and not let you install whatever you're trying to install
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