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    Unknown PCI Device

    Hi,

    This isn't really a problem so much as a curiosity. I have my PC dual boot with Windows 98 SE and Windows 2000. In Win 98, all my hardware is recognized.

    In Win2K, everything works fine, but in the Device Manager there is one stubborn unknown PCI Device that has thwarted all my attempts to give it a driver to recognize. The cards I have on my motherboard are:

    1. Creative Ensoniq PCI Sound Card
    2. U.S. Robotics 56K FaxModem PCI
    3. D-Link DFE-538TX 10/100 Ethernet Card (PCI?)
    4. AOpen PA 256MX Video Card

    As I said, everything works just fine, so this is more a matter of curiosity that anything else. Are there any ideas out there? Thanks for any help.

    John DeA

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    Re: Unknown PCI Device

    Do you know what "On board" (mother board) PCI devices you have?

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    Some mother boards come with built in sound cards, modems, graphics and etc. which need to be turned off when a daughter card is installed.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Unknown PCI Device

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for your response. I have an ASUS CUSL-2 Motherboard with the Inteli i815 Chipset. As far as I know (which isn't a lot) it doesn't have any "on board" PCI devices, although I will inspect it next time I open it up.

    One question: if that would cause an "Unknown PCI Device" in Win2K, would it not do the same in Win 98?

    Thanks again,

    John

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    Re: Unknown PCI Device

    If there are NO 2000 device drivers found for the device or at installation the device can NOT be ID'd then it is put into the "Unkown group"

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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