On a Windows Vista system, I have the following problem. Whenever
I connect something via USB, it asks me for drivers (it only does
this two times whenever I connect something).
It offers 3 options (in Dutch):
1) find and install drivers (recommended)
2) ask again later
3) don't display this message for this device
When it's something I've connected before, I can close these
screens and the device will still work. But new hardware
can't be installed and devices that work on one usb
port refuse to work on other usb ports. Also devices that used
to work without installing a driver manually (like a usb mouse) can no
longer be used because it reports a missing driver..
I've caused this problem myself by deleting various folders in de
windows folder, in the hope that they could safely be deleted
(based on online information I found online about possible
things to delete to free up space).
But I think I've deleted a folder somewhere in the windows folder that
I do have an Acronis backup image, but I'm not sure which folder to
(I'd prefer not to restore the entire backup if I can avoid that).
Since I've removed various folders based on recommendations found on
websites discussing the topic of folders that are probably safe to
Does anyone have any idea which specific folder I might have deleted
the system (either in /windows/ or in /windows/system32/ or something)
is causing this particular issue?