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Drivers Missing!

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#1 pewter


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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:00 PM

I recently finished downgrading from Vista to XP Pro and now come to find that I'm missing drivers. I was missing 5 but managed to figure out what two of them were.

My computer is an eMachines T5224 and the drivers I'm missing are: "Audio Device on High Definition Audi Bus", "PCI Simple Communications Controller", and "SM Bus Controller".

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:39 PM

Locate these devices in the Device Manager, then right click on them and select Properties, then click on the Details tab, then on Hardware ID in the dropdown box. It will look like this: "PCI\VEN_4444&DEV_0016&SUBSYS_40090070&REV_01"

The 4 numbers/letters after the first _ are the Vendor ID; the 4 numbers/letters after the second _ are the Device ID.

Go to this website ( http://www.pcidatabase.com/ ) and enter the Vendor ID into the Vendor Search box. In the next page, click on the link for the vendor of that device. In the next page, search for the Device ID. That should let you know what they actually are.
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#3 pewter

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:40 PM

Awesome, worked like a charm. Thanks a bunch.

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