I am having the strangest problem that I have EVER encountered...
For some reason, Windows 7 will not let me install ANY drivers
anymore. The problem gets even stranger... Lets say I have a USB device that already has the drivers installed on one of the USB ports. If I move the device to a new port, Windows will not install the driver
on the new USB port even though Windows already has this driver installed on another port. This problem is not limited to any specific device either, it applies to new HD'S, pci devices, and pcie devices. I have even gone so far as to disable all running application, unnecessary services, etc. I am thinking that there is some setting somewhere or maybe a inadvertent registry change...
Reinstalling windows is an absolute last resort as this will take me a considerable amount of time due to the somewhat intricate configuration of this machine.
Does anyone have any possible idea what could be causing this?