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Old 01-11-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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How do i tell what ide controllers are being use and what aren't and i have an uknown device and sm bus controll that have a question mark with a exclamation mark
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to install the motherboard chipset drivers. The SMbus is used for low-speed system management communications and it's drivers are installed in the driver package for your motherboard.
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what about the uknown device

my mobo is asus m3a
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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Those sometimes turn out to be a LAN or RAID controllers that are cleared up with the chipset driver install.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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after i install the sm bus controller the uknown device is still there
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Have you installed all the drivers from the install CD? Sound, LAN, etc.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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yes, is there a way i can trace what port/pci slot it's in
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Hey, check this out: Unknown Device Identifier 6.01
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