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Missing some drivers....


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Fallen_Milkman

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I was having issues with my new PC, long story short I was getting BSOD errors non stop and decided to format and start a new.

Specs:

Board: ASUS M2NSLI-32 DLX NFORCE 590 SLI

HD: 250GB SATA II 3.GB 7200RPM 8MB

CPU: AMD X2 6000 AM2 CPU

Memory: 1 GB DDR2 PC6400 MEMORY x 2

OS: WINDOWS XP PRO x64 EDITION

Video: PCI-E Geforce 7300 256MB x2

Alternate NIC: Gigbyte wireless card


So, after formating and getting windows reinstalled, i installed the drivers for the motherboard off the ASUS CD, got the video drivers from the EVGA website (needed the 64 bit version). Also installed the driver for the gigabyte wireless card.

After getting everything installed with the CDs I have I'm being told by device manager that i still have 3 other devices missing drivers:

1) Other PCI bridge Device
2) Other PCI bridge Device
3) SM Bus Controller

No clue what these other devices are or where to get the drivers. I googled SM Bus Controller and only found files for Intel chipsets. i wouldn't know which one to pick anyways but I doubt these are what I need.

Any ideas?
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Since I too have no clue what those are (see them in device mgr though) I'd just keep running it the way it is now until you notice that something isn't working then ta da! you know what needs to be done.

(this of coarse is a slackers perspective and I really do hope that someone can actually help you!)
?course? :whistling:
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I managed to find what I needed. apparently it's part of the chipset. I found the latest AMD chipset drivers for my motherboard.

Here's a link to where I found the info:

http://articles.netw....com/114-p1.php
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wow! i guess those were pretty important devices!!!, so you have all your drivers installed and up to date??
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Yup I got everything back up and running so far. I got SP2 installed along with a lot of the other updates for the windows. the only problem I have now is launching native 32bit Internet Explorer. it crashes as soon as it is opened. The 64bit Internet Explorer works fine but you cannot run windows updates on a 64bit browser. I got tired of trying to troubleshoot it and just installed the IE Tab add-in for Firefox. Works like a champ ;-)
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Also the other 2 devices were installed when i upgraded the chipset drivers, turns out they were my ethernet ports. if I would have paid attention I would have noticed that I was missing my LAN connections lol. [bleep] wireless spoiled me.
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