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Question about Device Manager errors

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#1 rickb2385


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 05:44 AM

Hi everyone,
Ive just done a clean installation of Windows 8. I Checked device manager straight away. There was a listing under Other Devices with an exclamation mark listed only as "Media". Ive never seen that before so I havent a clue what it referred to. When I clicked on its properties it said Internal High Definition Audi Bus. Was this a serious issue..maybe a corrupted installation?
I wasnt sure what to do but because I had installed from Windows CD and not factory image I had to go to the Dell site and then install the Intel Chipset software. I then rebooted. The Media icon and exclamation error then disappeared from Device Manager.
Was it the Reboot of my PC that got rid of it or was it the Intel Chipset software being installed that sorted it out?
Also what is "Media" referring to or is it just a generic term?
Also, Im always confused as to what is the difference between an exclamation mark and the blue question mark on a white background in Device Manager which Ive seen before too?
Thanks, in advance

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#2 Allan


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 05:55 AM

It was the chipset driver. If you've installed all appropriate drivers you should be good to go now.

#3 rickb2385

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for the reply Allan. Is it fairly common for there to be Device manager errors? I don't normally see any apart from a bluetooth Peripheral device question mark which is always there and sorted out by installing the wireless drivers from dell site.

Have you any idea what the Media listing was in device Manager..I could only think of maybe Windows Media Player.. maybe?

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