Driver confusion?

  Ray5776 18:58 02 Mar 06

hello all,

Using XP on P4 2g. New to XP and trying to sort out a few teething problems.
In Device Manager/Other devices is the yellow question mark next to,
Ethernet controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
USB controller

When I click on properties for any of these it says
"driver not installed (code 28). reinstall driver"
When I try to do this it cannot find the drivers on my HD or the CDs and says "cannot install this hardware, could not find the necessary software"
So I click Finish/Driver/Driver details and then says
"No drivers are required or have been installed for this device"

Can anyone clarify this please.


  De Marcus™ 19:13 02 Mar 06

These would appear at first glance to all be onboard devices therefore you motherboard driver disk is required, have you tried this one?

  Diodorus Siculus 19:13 02 Mar 06

click here
SIW will ID the components and you can find out the manufacturer; from there, get the drivers.

  ed-0 19:25 02 Mar 06

your drivers are here. click here

  Ray5776 20:40 02 Mar 06

I have tried what I think is the mobo disk but not 100 percent it is the correct one.
Tried your suggestion ed-0, screen in now covered with about 40 new icons with various names???


  ed-0 21:13 02 Mar 06

Do a system restore then.

How many did you download, did you execute any?

Just download what you need;

Realtek ALC Series AC'97 Audio Drivers

SiS IDE Drivers

Find what version of lan you have for the ethernet drivers.

  Ray5776 23:14 02 Mar 06

Have tried restore cant restore to last point 27/2/2006.
Mobo MSI 648max. downloaded Broadcom drivers, says file allready exists.
Dev manager still has ? and cant locate drivers.
Please excuse the brevity but I have typed this out in great detail twice and it disapeared while I was doing the other bit.


  ed-0 06:45 03 Mar 06

your motherboard is a click here. delete the exe's ( icons ) on the desktop as you have not used them.

Download MSI live update click here, donot pick the " update bios " option.

  Ray5776 19:46 03 Mar 06

Thanks ed-0, very useful link, seems to have fixed everything apart from USB controller.
Why did you say dont run the BIOS upgrade?
Another thing that puzzles me is how you new that I had MSI mobo before I posted this info.
Do you have my credit card details:)

Thanks Ray

  ed-0 19:53 03 Mar 06

That would be telling.:-)

  Totally-braindead 19:53 03 Mar 06

You are better only updating the BIOS when you have to, if it goes wrong it may destroy the BIOS chip on your board forcing you to either try to get the motherboard fixed or buy a new motherboard.

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