Everytime I stat my Windows xp pro machine it opens a window saying it is looking for a new PCI device. Nothing has been added to this machine. No cards, no external devices, no new mouse or keyboard, not even a USB memory stick. Any ideas
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Re: looking PCI Device
Check Device Manager.
Open System Properties. Click on the Hardware tab than click on Device Manager. Scroll through the listed icons. If you see a yellow ! or ? than there is a device that XP is barking about.
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this could be a wealth of issues. check to see if all the hardware is compatible with the new mobo. if you're not sure try disconnecting different bits of hardware to see if you can get past the system error.
go into the bios and make sure the cd drive is listed as the first device in boot priority
Enter your bios and make sure you're lan is [Enabled].
Open the link provided below; http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=fLSzpcTDJYT0rgS6&content=download
Choose you're operating system from the drop down menu.
There is one LAN driver, Sis Driver V2.0.1039.1070 for Windows 2000/XP/2003/XP 64bit/2003 64bit. Create a folder on your desktop and name it LAN. Download the LAN driver into the LAN folder. Uncompress the zip file, keep the uncompressed file within the LAN folder. Open windows device manager. Find the pci simple communications controller. Right click on it once. From the pop-up menu left click, update driver. Follow windows instructions. Find the Lan folder on you're desktop and open it. Left click once on the newely created Lan folder so it is high lighted. Click OK. Windows will find the correct software and install it for you. When finished restart you're system. Check windows update for hardware and software updates after windows restarts.
More often than not (pci simple communications controller) points to an audio driver missing but LAN controllers are included.
There are two items you'll need to check. First, when you boot your system press the Delete key to enter the bios. Open the Advanced tab. Make sue your Audio is set to [Enabled]. For windows XP operating systems check within windows Device manager. Click the start button, open control panel. Double left click on the "System" icon to open. System properties window will open. Click on the Hardware tab than click on the "Device Manager" button. Scroll down through the icons until you come to: Sound, video and game controllers. If there is a problem with the driver you will see something like. Unknown pci controller or simple pci controller. If you do not see something either of these than there is nothing wrong with your driver software. Make sure you setup your microphone. Open the windows "Control panel". Than open, "Sound and Audio Device". Click on the Audio Tab. Under, "Sound playback" the Default device should read as; Realtek AC97 Audio. Now click on the Voice Tab. Under "Voice playback" the Default device should read as; Realtek AC97 Audio. Lastly, you need to click the "Test hardware" button. Follow the instruction from windows. It wouldn't hurt to check windows for updates. If you still do not have use of the microphone than the intergraded sound controller is defective. This can’t be repaired. You can disable the intergraded sound controller in the bios. Than buy a PCI sound card and add it into an opened PCI port. Hope you find this helpful. Mike
Go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the software related to your soundcard.
Go to Device Manager and remove the sound card it is the device that has an exclamation point or question mark.
Turn off your PC and remove the Card. Then turn it back on again and enter the BIOS setup and disable the built in sound card of your motherboard then press F10 and save the changes.
Restart your computer and verify that windows is not going to scan for missing devices. Check the Device Manager again and look for any devices that has an exclamation point or question mark. If there is none. Turn off your computer put the sound card back in and turn it on again. Put in the CD Driver but exit on the autorun let windows detect the card automatically and wait for it to ask for the location of the drivers. Point or browse to the driver location and let the installation finish and click on ok. Your PC may ask for another restart do that turn on your speaker and listen for the boot up sound if your hear it then your card is now working.
First question: Are you sure you have a PCI card? there are several points here: Make sure you have the monitor connected to the correct output on your computer. (In this case to the output of the graphics card, not to your onboard output) If you have a PCI card set bios to PCI Setting it to AGP means the computer is looking for a graphics card in you AGP-slot on you motherboard.
I cannot help thinking, that you actually have a AGP card in a AGP slot and that you computer is not working on onboard, but on AGP. But you can check which graphics device is used, in display properties (right-click Desktop, Properties, Settings)
Download the attachment I found, unpack it into your folder of choice. Then move over to the control panel and select that "PCI Device". Rightclick and install the audio bus drivers I provided for the PCI Device. During installation Windows should find something like Microsoft UAA Bus driver, I don't know the exact name. Do a restart after installation and everything should work fine.
1. Unplug the SATA drive and see if you get a desktop then. 2. If so, then go to hardware/device and look for PCI sata card. 3. If it is listed, check the details, copy down and post here. 4. If it is not listed, see if it is listed under computer management/hardware/devices or in the "problem device" or "conflicts" tabs. Post any mention here. 5. While I wait for your reply/you wait for me to catch it, you should also try switching the card to another PCI slot. Sometimes, with new technology added to older boards, the slot ID is important.