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    How to find drivers for unknown devices

    Hi Loungers,
    I know how to find drivers for unknown devices when 'Device Instance Path' is shown. In this case, it shows as 'Device Instance ID' only. PC is running XP Pro. Any ideas???

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    PC is using an OEM version of XP Pro 32bit.
    Last edited by Roderunner; 2012-04-06 at 09:41. Reason: Added info.
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    If it's not something you can readily identify with it's probably related to the chipset.
    Has the unknown device always shown there in device manager?

    SEE HERE, post #2
    Another place to look up unknown devices:
    PCI Vendor and Device Lists
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    Sorry Clint, the pc does not use AMD.
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    It looks like the ACPI driver for the motherboard, this should be available from the motherboard download site. Usually Windows works fine without it.

    In Windows 7, some early versions of this driver, notably asacpi.sys Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility, are known to sometimes cause BSODs.

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    Thanks satrow, will check it & report back.
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    Three ways to find unknown device drivers in windows:
    http://www.technize.com/3-ways-to-find-unknown-device-drivers-in-windows/

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    Thanks Jerry, this is what I wanted.
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    Problem solved, thanks Jerry.
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    Glad to hear the problem was solved.

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    How about giving us a little bit more detailed information on how exactly the issue was solved.

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    George's PC Specs. / Laptop. Desktop.

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    And the device was ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    And the device was ... ?
    The middle one.

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    RR, that's the software used to detect the device ...

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    Try using the free program SlimDrivers. Nice and useful.

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