XP "New Hardware Found" dialog says that the device.....
This seems to be a "new feature" of WinXP since approx March issued updates. [when I first noticed it]
I have noticed it on 3 or 4 computers, both XP-home and XP-pro, both new boxes and 12 month old machines.
So far no reason found for this "new feature" of XP.
Have also noticed that previous hidden services are now showing/asking for permission to access web/lan connection via firewall [ZA-free] as well.
Maybe MS is tighting things up a bit [about time], rootkits, hidden process/services are all the rage this year as far as malware