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Device Manager shows yellow marks next to:
Ethernet controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

My XP needs to be rebooted, and I've done that from the disc, but I can't seem to connect to the internet.
I;ve searched a similar problem on here and it requested the following details:
Ethernet Controller- PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07DC&SUBSYS_25081565&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&78
PCI Device - PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07FC&SUBSYS_820F1565&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&0&48
Sm Bus Controller - PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07D8&SUBSYS_340A1565&REV&A1\3&2411E6FE&0&19
Video Controller - PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0392&SUBSYS_04280000&REV_A1\4&201BE3A1&0&0058

Also My sound doesn't work either... Where do I start there? (Bear in mind, I have no internet!! Am using girlfriends laptop)

Lots of thanks in advance!!!

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Please can you help me with the following...

I have searched the forum to look for a solution but it appears to be specific to machine therefore...

I just formatted and re-installed xp pro, but in device manager 3 items are listed as having no drivers...

1) Coprocessor
Hardware id's are

2) Ethernet Controller
Hardware id's are

3)SMBus Controller
Hardware id's are

To be honest this is way beyond me, but the above was required info by a previous forum contributor who helped a guy in a similar situation, so here's hoping. Please don't assume that I will know how to install the drivers when I get them if there's any requirement beyond the obvious.

Many thanks in anticipation.


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1. PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_02698SUBSYS_60061509&REV_A1\3&2411E6FF&0&AD
2. PCI\VEN_14F1&DEV_2F20&SUBSYS_200114F1&REV_00\48DC268A3&0&3880
3. PCI_VEN_10E&DEV_0264&SUBSYS_60061509&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&51

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Beneath that there are a bunch of yellow question marks for:

Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller (a second time)
Mass Storage Controller
PCI Device
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

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Audio Device in High Definition Audio Bus
Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
Modem Device in High Definiton Audio Bus
SM Bus Controller
Unknown device
Unknown device
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

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System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+,MMX, 3DNow(2 CPUs)
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (

I ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and found:
DirexX Files: No problems found
Display: No problems found all tests succesful
Sound: No sound card was found- device or drivers found

When looking at my device manager I found problems with:
PCI Device

Other PCI Bridge device

Other PCI Bridge Device

SM Bus Controller

When I go to Network Connections if shows 1394 Connection.

I have a Cable moden: CISCO DPC3010 and Netgear router WNR834B v2

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PCI device= PCI Slot 7 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0) This device is not configured correctly.
Device instance ld: PCI\VEN_197B&DEV_2360&SUBSYS_8208104&REV_02\4&286339C6&0&0038


Unknown device=on PCI bus, Drivers not installed
Device Instance ld=ACPI\ATK0110\1010110

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Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller:
Location:PCI bus 0, device 11, function 1
Device is working properly (yeah right!)
Device Instance Ld:PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_026E&SUBSYS_81BC104&REV_A3\3&2411E6FE&0&59

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The device manager stats:

Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

They all have A yellow exclamation mark on top of a Question mark if the matters. thanks for all your help.

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Ethernet Controller
PCI Device
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Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

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