In Device Manager, under PCI bus, the last entry is a yellow ? and ! . (PCI Device [PCI bus 0, device 27, function 0]; device instance id: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS_02028086&REV_01\3&61AAA01&0&D8)
I just re-installed XP Pro (restore and repair didn't work ) The guy who put my system together says not to worry, it happens sometimes... but I didn't have it before.
I made sure I installed all the drivers that came with my Intel (945 GV Express chipset) motherboard, sound blaster, Nvidia, etc., even remembered to check their websites for updates , and got the windows updates I needed.
Any ideas? I haven't installed any of my software because I'm afraid I'll just have to do it again... sigh.