Unknown driver/base system device for Sony Vaio VPCF126FM


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Hello, I recently replaced my hard drive, and had my windows version updated from Windows 7 Home premium to windows 7 ultimate. I went to the sony website to try and hunt down the driver. But it lists a bunch of drivers. I know its not my video card because I already managed to reinstall that. On the device manager it is just this last unknown device. I hope that this information helps
PCI bus 3, device 0, function

Any help would be appreciated. I would really like to know what this device is.

Also, I went to get Sony's 15 minute support but they said that this was complicated because it would require a manual extraction of the files. Is this true because I updated the OS?

This is the hardware ID


compatible ID



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Also, my computer used to be able to play Blue rays, but now it won't. I have a feeling this is also a driver issue. So any suggestions with this would be helpful to.


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I googled that Hardware ID against the DriverIdentifier tool database and it seems to be your Ricoh memory stick controller. That make sense? (I tried googling the search terms as follows and found the match)
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E230&SUBSYS_9067104D&REV_00 driveridentifier

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Hey I did what you told me and got the driver,

As for the problem devices, it lists nothing. I am guessing its because I lost the blu-ray playing software when I lost my old hard drive. I am able to play DVDs( I just checked)

Thank you sooo much!!!!