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#1 Mike T

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:16 PM

I did a reinstallation of Windows XP Pro on my main computer a few weeks ago. I would note that this is the first reinstallation of XP I have ever done. I thought I covered all of the bases (did a fair bit of studying beforehand), but I apparently I may have missed something.

I wiped and re-formatted the HDD's, reinstalled the SATA drivers and did a complete reinstall of XP. I updated the bios, video drivers, etc. Also made a separate 8Gb partition on my data drive for the swap file. Everthing has been working fine, but I noticed a few odd things this AM when I was perusing XP's "Device Manager".

There are several system devices listed which state: "No drivers are installed for this device." The services are as follows:

Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
Direct Memory Access Controller
High Precision Event Timer
Motherboard Resources (listed 3 times)
Numeric data processor
Programmable interrupt controller
System Timer

I went through everything listed under Device Manager (even hidden devices - printeres and non-PnP devices), and the above are the only "problem" devices. It looks like I omitted something when installing the motherboard software/chipset, but I don't know what it is/was. I have not encountered any major errors yet, and I've been running it for 2+ weeks now, and it runs clean and fast. I do get IE-6 windows stating that webpages failed to load on an occasional basis, but not sure if this is related. FYI - My motherboard, system and bios info follows:

Mobo: Intel DP35DP
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...P35DP/index.htm
BIOS: DPP3510J.86A.0517.2009.0107.2203
(original version was DPP3510J.86A.0497.2008.1007.1913)
Proc: Intel Core2 Duo E6750/2.66GHz
Mem: 2x1Gb DDR2 800
OS: Win XP Pro SP3

Are these services "optional" (some sound important), or did I miss something :thumbsup: when reinstalling the chipset and drivers?

Thanks!

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:31 PM

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21

Are these the ones you loaded?

I always start with the chipset and build from there

Edited by DaChew, 22 February 2009 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:47 PM

DaChew: Yes, those are the ones - mostly. The updated SATA drivers (Item 3) wouldn't work with the XP install, so I used the original ones that came with the Mobo. Also I didn't install the the audio drivers (Item 5), as I added a new soundcard. It's been a while... I know I used the updated BIOS (Item 1), and am fairly sure I installed Item's 2, 4 & 6. I didn't bother with the utilities and software applications, as I'm not a "high-end" user.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

Reload number 2
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