The subject behavior can be the result of the not having the PnP ISA Enabler started or having some files in %SystemRoot%\System32 missing or corrupt.
To fix the problem, verify that the PnP ISA Enabler is configured:
1. Navigate to <CD-ROM:>\DRVLIB\PNPISA\<Your Platform>\PNPISA.INF.
2. Right click and choose Install.
3. Restart your computer.
If any of the following files are missing from %SystemRoot%\System32, reapply your latest Service Pack: