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what is a PCI to NUBUS bridge?


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#1 dominose

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:08 PM

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista, and I keep on getting messages. "Found new hardware - PCI to NUBUS bridge", and it wants driver software for it.
My laptop doesn't have any obvious problems other than bugging me with these messages :)
But what is a PCI to NUBUS bridge? Is it important somehow or can I get rid of it?
When I go into Device Manager, it's listed under "Other Devices" and the manufacturer is unknown.
Is this an actual device or is it something my laptop is hallucinating?
thanks
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:30 PM

That's... bizarre

NUBUS was a technology with similar features to PCI developed and use in the late 1980's to mid 1990's. I can think of no reason at all why a personal computer manufactured in the last 15 years would have any sort of NUBUS device. Certainly Windows Vista wouldn't have any reason to come with any NUBUS drivers.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

Right Click on My Computer then Properties go to Device Manager via Hardware Tab then do the following:

Right click on the device, go to properties, then on the new window click on the details tab. Select HardwareIDs and copy and paste the results here.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:38 PM

http://www.mug.jhmi.edu/mirrors/infoalley/0297/18/powerbook.html

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:06 PM

Here are the hardware ID's for the PCI to NUBUS bridge:

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8038&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8038&SUBSYS_FF101179
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8038&CC_060600
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8038&CC_0606


I'm also getting similar messages about a "Mass storage controller". The hardware ID's for that are
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803A&SUBSYS_FF101179&REV_00
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803A&SUBSYS_FF101179
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803A&CC_018000
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803A&CC_0180


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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:18 PM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

First one is probably your Firewire aka 1394 Device and the second one is probably a card reader.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:56 PM

Here's the speccy snapshot http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HIp3gHuPGPeKGL3AFjcVJpH

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:58 PM

What kind of Toshiba laptop do you have?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:03 PM

The laptop is Toshiba Satellite A105 - S4334
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

Try downloading this drive for your Lap Top's Card Reader.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:30 PM

Try downloading this drive for your Lap Top's Card Reader.


The "PCI to NUBUS bridge" and "Master storage controller" are now not in the "other devices" category in Device Manager. I don't know where they are now - is the problem solved?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

Are there yellow exclamation points on any devices?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:51 PM

There's an "Unknown device" in "other devices" in the Device Controller list. That has a yellow exclamation point on it. That device was there before, though. Otherwise, no yellow exclamation points.
I don't see a PCI to NUBUS bridge or a Master storage controller in the list of devices anymore.
So what's going on - why would my laptop suddenly develop these mysterious devices?
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 02:54 PM

I havent got a clue, but under unknown devices can you provide the hardwareids?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

The hardware ID's of my "unknown device" are

ACPI\TOS1901
*TOS1901

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