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Q: Hardware installation failed withERROR-no. 0x02E3 (9095) Thread-endes ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Hardware installation failed withERROR-no. 0x02E3 (9095) Thread-endes
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: dgrossmann-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 19 Jan 2004 06:25 PST
Expires: 18 Feb 2004 06:25 PST
Question ID: 297956
I work with a MSI KT4V Board, AMD Athlon XP 1500+ CPU, 1 MB RAM,
sufficiend HD-space and XP professional with SP1a. For a driver-setup
of my NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 I had first to deinstall the installed
drivers. After deinstalling I wasn't able to reinstall the hardware.
With every possible way of installation (old / new version, different
data-sources) I had the 'operation_aborted' 0x03E3 (i.e. 995) Error.
The installation-routine doesn't accept any specivic drivers and
installs the standard VGA video controller. Same problem comes when I
try to install my new Audigy2 sound card. I didn't find any help in
the net! I'm struggeling with this problem now since over a month and
I have no ideas left beside reinstalling the bloody computer from the
very beginning. I'd hate it. Maybe one of You fellows has an idea???
Would make You a good friend in Germany! cu Dieter

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 19 Jan 2004 06:30 PST

Could you please tell us what happened before the problem started?

How did you uninstall the drivers (your procedure) and if possible,
the reason why you uninstalled the drivers so we can get a better
picture of the situation.


Clarification of Question by dgrossmann-ga on 19 Jan 2004 06:30 PST
MS ERROR-no 0x03E3 (i.e. 995)

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 19 Jan 2004 06:40 PST
Error code 0x03E3 means "The I/O operation has been aborted because of
either a thread exit or an application request."


Could you please tell us your operating system?
Did you reboot first before installing the driver/s?
It would be helpful if you could can share more info regarding the problem.

Clarification of Question by dgrossmann-ga on 19 Jan 2004 07:13 PST
Hallo Feilong,
in the infos on the update-procedure the NVIDIA-site gave the advice,
first to deinstall all the old drivers of the grafic-card befor
installing the new drivers. Therefore I totally deinstalled the
NVIDIA-card in the hardware-device manager (You know: right-click on
workplace icon, properties, hardware, hardware manager). Before that
the NVIDIA-card made no problems at all. Nevertheless I thougt an
update might be a good idea.
Two days before that, I experienced a similar situation with my
Audigy2 soundcard. But then I was able to install my old Soundblaster
value live card without any problems afterwards, Therfore I thought,
the Audigy2 was defect and blamed the installation problems on the
Audigy2. Now I know better!
I trust in You!! For the moment its all, I can do!
cu Dieter

Clarification of Question by dgrossmann-ga on 19 Jan 2004 07:24 PST
Hallo Feilog,
I work with Windows XP professional and SP1a. 
Yes, I rebooted the system almost everytime I tried a new installation.
The popup window, that appeared, when the installation quits (in the
very moment, when the green stripe starts growing with the
installation progress) shows the German equivalent to the
ERROR-message 0x03E3. But that doen't mean anything to me. It's no
help at all!

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 19 Jan 2004 09:01 PST
Hi Dgrossman,

Thanks for your reply. Based on what you said, I now understand that
the problem started due to the incorrect way you uninstalled the
NVIDIA driver. Your old NVIDIA driver was installed using an installer
or a "setup.exe" program. Therefore, the correct way to uninstall it
is through the "Add/Remove Programs" in your Control Panel -- not by
deleting the driver directly in the hardware manager.

Here are some possible solutions to your problem. Please read/apply
the following instructions carefully:

First of all, MAKE SURE that all connections (peripheral cards, etc.)
are properly and securely seated in their respective slots, sockets,

Go to the "Add/Remove Programs" in your Control Panel and uninstall
the old driver if it is still there. Once uninstalled, restart your
system and install the new driver.

If you can't uninstall it, try to reinstall the old driver using its
setup program, reboot if necessary, and uninstall it properly through
the "Add/Remove Programs". After uninstalling it, you can then install
the new driver for your NVIDIA card -- again, using its own setup


If you can remember the date when your system was fine, you can try to
restore it. Windows XP has a feature called system restore and you may
have a chance to restore your system back to when eveything was fine.
But please make sure that when you restore, select the restore point
that is AFTER you changed your Audigy driver because you said that
this problem happened two days before the NVIDIA problem. Below are
links to instructions on how to do a System Restore:

Microsoft Corporation
"Use System Restore to Undo Changes if Problems Occur"

The Elder Geek
"System Restore"

By the way, please tell us teh brand and memory size of your video
card so we can check for the correct driver for your card.

If any of the given suggestions above work, you can apply the same
principle to Audigy if you really want it back in your system. I now
trust in you to tell us if the problem is solved. Thank you Dieter.


Clarification of Question by dgrossmann-ga on 19 Jan 2004 19:17 PST
Hallo Feilong,
by the way, how do I close this question, to make you get your maoney?
Subject: Re: Hardware installation failed withERROR-no. 0x02E3 (9095) Thread-endes
Answered By: feilong-ga on 19 Jan 2004 20:41 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi Dieter,

Always remember that before uninstalling something from your system,
check if the software has an uninstall program or if it can be
uninstalled through the "Add/Remove Programs" list. You should also
make a backup or restore point prior to the uninstallation so that you
have an option to restore the system to it's original condition in
case something goes wrong.

As for the beer, I'll be more than happy to drink with you if ever I
come to visit Germany. I'm glad to know that my comments helped and
that your system is back in order again. In case you need help on
other things, just post your question/s here and we'll be here to
assist you. Thank you for visiting us and I hope you become a frequent
and happy user of Google Answers.

Q.C., Philippines
dgrossmann-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
You did a nice, friendly and competent job on me humble German. You
really earn my thanks and the money!

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