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RAID Controller and Multimedia Audio Controller

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by snc8698, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. snc8698

    snc8698 Thread Starter

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    This is a problem that just recently popped up out of no where. One day upon startup two new pieces of hardware were found on my computer. I get prompted to install the drivers for a Raid Controller and a Multimedia Audio Controller.

    Each day I cancel them and my computer runs just the same as it always does. It my Device Manager these two items show up in the "? Other devices" tab alongside a SM Bus Controller (which never prompts me to install so it doesn't really bother me).

    Just wondering what these devices are, where they came from, and what I should do to solve the problem.

    Thanks.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Did you do a bios flash or reset cmos by chance?

    They are probably onboard devices you can disable them in the bios. You need to check your manual; each bios is a little different as to where the items in question are located.

    One more question; do you have an add-on sound card and does your systems sound work ok?
     
  3. snc8698

    snc8698 Thread Starter

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    I didn't do anything to prompt the messages. I didn't change any settings or fool around with my bios or cmos.

    By "add-on" do you mean separate from the built in motherboard soundcard? Yes, I have a different soundcard than the built in one. Everything works perfectly.
     
  4. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    Both devices can be removed from the Windows device manager (they'll have yellow question marks against their entries) and when Windows is rebooted - insert the CD that came with your motherboard and let the Windows hardware wizard search the CD for the appropriate drivers.
    (Note that the onboard audio can be/should be disabled in the BIOS and will cease to be detected by Windows.)

    If you don't have a motherboard CD you'll need to specifically identify the motherboard and/or the RAID and Audio hardware devices and find drivers via the Internet.
     
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