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crm1975

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I am getting an error on start up of my PC that says - "Device Installer Error" Prior to this error I was getting one saying something about CFGMGR32.DLL. I can't remember exactly what it said but I GOOGLED and found that it was likely caused by the HP/KBD.EXE program. I deleted that program and the registry entry for it.

How do I fix this Device Installer Error? Do I need to relaod Windows.

I have a Compaq PC and am running XP and I downloaded all of the Microsoft updates in hopes that they would fix it but no luck.
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Fenor

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KBD.exe is the necessary file needed to run your keyboard, deleting it was not wise :tazz: What I would suggest you do, is go into safe mode (tap f8 when you first turn on your computer until a screen displays giving you the option to go to SAFE MODE) then go into device manager (right click my computer, click on properties, go to the hardware tab and click on device manager) and check and see what it shows for keyboards. Then if something is listed there, right click on it and select UPDATE DRIVER, then let it search for the driver automatically. Hopefully it finds something. Then reboot your computer into normal mode and see what happens.
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If what I said doesn't work, try a repair installation of windows XP by going here

Don't worry it won't delete any files or settings and all your programs will work. It just fixes the operating system. You will need to redo all the windows updates again after doing this though.
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