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oldmanlat

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Hi.
I recently re-installed XP SP2 after a crash.
In device manager under "Other devices" there are (4)items that have a yellow question mark.
"Multimedia Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"
"SM Bus Controller"
(driver unknown, no date, no version, not digitally signed under properties on all (4) drivers) When I try to update the drivers, (all 4) items get the same results. XP Hardware Update Wizard says: "Cannot Install this Hardware"
"The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software" I tried getting drivers from Intel with no luck, the chipset installed is Intel G965 Express
Thanks.
oldmanlat
 

SUEOHIO

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try the check for hardware changes or hit the disable option. then when u reboot they might be there. hope this helps u.
 

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Download and install the chipset drivers from your PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site.
 
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Hi,
First of u check on ur system which kind of motherboard used.

Ur device manager indicates no Audio driver or No Driver for TV tuner card like something

The Another on PCI Simple communication Controller indicates No Modem Driver installed. The other one SM Bus Controller is no chipset driver is installed on ur machine.

so u check ur motherboard type and the multimedia card is integrated or Add on card.

Download all the drivers from internet and install them.

But u wont try to install those drivers u just disable them
 

oldmanlat

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Hi,
First of u check on ur system which kind of motherboard used.

Ur device manager indicates no Audio driver or No Driver for TV tuner card like something

The Another on PCI Simple communication Controller indicates No Modem Driver installed. The other one SM Bus Controller is no chipset driver is installed on ur machine.

so u check ur motherboard type and the multimedia card is integrated or Add on card.

Download all the drivers from internet and install them.

But u wont try to install those drivers u just disable them
Update for yellow question marks.
Hi.
I installed a fax/modem driver and that eliminated the yellow question mark
next to "SM Bus Controller"
The other 3 are still yellow:
"Multimedia Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"

The only problem I'm having now, is a sound problem.
Onboard Sound: Sigma Tel/ Intel Audio Studio - Sonic Focus High Definition 7.1
driver ver. 5.10.5067.0
I forgot to tell you I updated the Bios.
I think I started having trouble when I upgraded the Bios

updated Bios: Intel MQ96510J.15A.0373.2007.0316.1351 03/16/2007

original Bios: Intel MQ96510J.0197.2006.0828.1805 08/28/06

I couldn't find the original Bios from Intel or Gateway support. Is there any place else I could download the 2006 Bios?

System:
XP Media Center - ver. 5.1.2600 - SP2 Build 2600
Model: GM5266E
Motherboard: Intel DP965LV AAD59511-404
Chipset: Intel G965 Express
Onboard Ethernet: Intel
Network driver from Gateway support: Intel ver. 9.4.21.0
Current video adapter: PNY GeForce 8400GS
Video driver from NVidia: ver. 6.14.11.7519

Thanks.
oldmanlat
 

oldmanlat

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Intel G965 Express:

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-022768.htm

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Update for yellow question marks.
Hi.
I installed a fax/modem driver and that eliminated the yellow question mark
next to "SM Bus Controller"
The other 3 are still yellow:
"Multimedia Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"

The only problem I'm having now, is a sound problem.
Onboard Sound: Sigma Tel/ Intel Audio Studio - Sonic Focus High Definition 7.1
driver ver. 5.10.5067.0
I forgot to tell you I updated the Bios.
I think I started having trouble when I upgraded the Bios

updated Bios: Intel MQ96510J.15A.0373.2007.0316.1351 03/16/2007

original Bios: Intel MQ96510J.0197.2006.0828.1805 08/28/06

I couldn't find the original Bios from Intel or Gateway support. Is there any place else I could download the 2006 Bios?

System:
XP Media Center - ver. 5.1.2600 - SP2 Build 2600
Model: GM5266E
Motherboard: Intel DP965LV AAD59511-404
Chipset: Intel G965 Express
Onboard Ethernet: Intel
Network driver from Gateway support: Intel ver. 9.4.21.0
Current video adapter: PNY GeForce 8400GS
Video driver from NVidia: ver. 6.14.11.7519

Thanks.
oldmanlat
 
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