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Unidentified devices I have recently reinstalled Win XP SP2 onto a HP COmpaq nc8430 notebook. Two devices appear as unidentified (in the other devices list)and in addition, windows picks up, but cannot initializa the driver for the scsi raid controller as well as the pnp bios extension. All this despite my downloading and installing all the latest drivers for this notebook from the hp website.

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Although SP2 is improved, the device drivers can still be used from the original CD to initialize drivers. Insert this CD when prompted to update drivers.

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