yellow exclamation marks

  MICKY BOY 10:09 AM 24 Apr 11

Hi All,

Have just done a clean install on my laptop and installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Every thing seems OK so far, however in devices – hardware it shows 2 yellow exclamation marks under others, one for Mass storage controller and the other Multimedia controller. Have tried to fix using Windows trouble shooter. Still the same problem 2 yellow exclamation marks. It shows the driver for this device is not installed (Code 28)

Would appreciate any help on this one as I have not got a glue.



  johndrew 10:35 AM 24 Apr 11

You should have a CD/partition that contains the drivers for these. If you identify the laptop manufacturer and model number it should be possible for further help to be provided.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:44 AM 24 Apr 11

Yes you need drivers.

Mass storage device is probably a card reader?

Multimedia Controller is usually for your sound card / chip

  MICKY BOY 11:00 AM 24 Apr 11

Hi Fruit Bat, thank you for your advice. Under properties it does not show the manufacturer of the storage devices, however the laptop is a Sony. Any further suggestions on how I can find and install the appropriate driver.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:04 AM 24 Apr 11

SIW will tell you all the equipment install in your machine then you can search the web for it.

Although a good place to start is Sony's download page

  MICKY BOY 11:23 AM 24 Apr 11

Thank you Fruit Bat. SIW shows under storage devices the main hard drive by Intel and a DVD writer by Matshita. Yet the laptop also has other card readers. Am I looking at the correct storage devices.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:33 PM 24 Apr 11

Look under Devices - Disk drives

  BRYNIT 14:02 PM 24 Apr 11

If its a Sony laptop you should find all drivers from the Sony web site Click here

  woodchip 14:46 PM 24 Apr 11

Go to Sony Laptop Support Site, put your Laptop Model In then download all the drivers for it, and install them

  onthelimit1 16:11 PM 24 Apr 11

If you get stuck, download the free Drivermax. One of the options is to identify 'unknown hardware'. It's helped me out several times.

  MICKY BOY 16:22 PM 24 Apr 11

thank you all for your help. have just returned home to find additional advice.

thank you once again.



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