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Unknown Device In Device Manager

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#1 PC Medic

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:53 AM

I have a dimension 9200. 2GB RAM, geforce 7900, core 2 duo 2.13ghz, SATA dvd rom, sata HDD, and everything else is stock and on board. I reinstalled Windows XP to remove all trial software and to reset partitions and now I have an Unkown Device in my device manager.
I had read a couple things about a SATA driver i needed or a chipset driver. I have downloaded both, I thought. I can't seem to find out what it is. It's not hurting anything, it just keeps me up at night.
any thoughts? a nickel to whomever finds the answer, i'll keep hunting.

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#2 fozzie


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Posted 08 December 2006 - 03:02 AM

Welcome to BC PcMedic :thumbsup:

Are all peripherals functioning normally?

Edited by fozzie, 08 December 2006 - 03:03 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:57 AM

If you didn't have a SATA driver, you'd be experiencing hard drive problems. A missing chipset driver will show strange, intermittent problems throughout the system, especially when using hardware devices.

Do you have any "add-on" cards installed in the system? If so, what are they? It's likely one of them, since the Dell restore should've found all of the OEM stuff.

Dells generally come with a drivers CD/DVD - have you tried that?

A program of interest is the PC DeCrapifier (available for free from here: http://www.yorkspace.com/pc-de-crapifier/ )
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