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Chapter 14. Hardware > When Plug and Play Doesn't Work

14.4. When Plug and Play Doesn't Work

If, when you connect a new component, Windows XP doesn't display a message like the one at top in Figure 14-2, it probably can't "see" your new device.

  • If you've installed an internal card, make sure that it's seated in the slot firmly (after shutting down your computer, of course).

  • If you attached something external, make sure that it has power and is correctly connected to the PC.


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