Many devices not being detected in xp??

By vk99x ยท 8 replies
Jul 23, 2003
  1. I have a IBM Netvista box I've just formatted and threw windows xp on. However, it's not picking up the ethernet controller, vga controller, usb controller, sm bus controller, mutimedia controller, etc.. I'm on a network here at work, and usually I would just hop on the network and download the latest ibm drivers, but I have no ethernet driver! Shouldn't xp pick up an ethernet controller? I've burned the ethernet drivers onto a cd, but ibm rejects the drivers..any suggestions? possibly a hardware problem? thanks in advance
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    That many things missing suggest that you need the drivers for the motherboard/chipset..

    You may want to fiddle with any suspicious pnp/acpi settings in the BIOS.
  3. vk99x

    vk99x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright, well i've downloaded the video, audio, and nic drivers, but it's still looking for an SM Bus controller, and USB controller.. ibm's site doesnt have anything on these
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need the chipset drivers.. You can get them from IBM support pages. Just search for "NetVista" and choose drivers.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    As nodsu said, make sure you have plug and play os turned on in the BIOS.
  6. firey1

    firey1 TS Rookie

    Changing the BIOS settings at the start is a must
  7. kapsi

    kapsi TS Rookie Posts: 29

    My XP also give me a wierd hardware problem. Everytime i switch on my PC it will never detect the MODEM.. I need to re-install the modem everytime I want to use it...

    Tried going to my Control Panel > Device Manager it gave me some strange looking thing called a Console ROOT .. take a look @ the snapshot~

    Let me know if there is any solution!

    Attached Files:

  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,275   +461

    Something is definitely up - but you can get to the device manager from that console root by going to File>Add/Remove Snap-in>Add>Device Manager.
  9. kapsi

    kapsi TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Thanks LNCPapa,

    That seemed to work - And my modem is now getting recognised.

    - Kapil
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