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Installed XP Pro on Acer Aspire 5050

After I installed xp pro I have yellow ? in my device manager and a yellow ! on my Realtec wireless device and it says that it is unable to load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing Code 39.
The yellow ? are on the following devices, PCI Device, 3 PCI Flash memorys and a SM Bus controller.
My audio wont work, bluetooth niether. Whats up?

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Re: Installed XP Pro on Acer Aspire 5050

Get the driver from acer website.

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Re: Installed XP Pro on Acer Aspire 5050

You need to install some drivers. Did this machine originally come with Vista?

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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The Acer 5050 doesn't always have a bluetooth device installed. Mine didn't.

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these are pretty useful sites to find any driver for any acer product.

hope this helps..

also could anyone help me with the bluetooth driver for acer aspire 5050. i installed xp on my computer, but can't seem to use the bluetooth. it woudn't recognize it at all..:(

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

Re: Installed XP Pro on Acer Aspire 5050

Just let MS Update find it for you and also you will have audio

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Re: Installed XP Pro on Acer Aspire 5050

You do however, have to go to the europe site, not the US site. i learned that the hard way. my problem is i can't find the driver for the sm Bus controller. Can someone help me out?

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Re: Installed XP Pro on Acer Aspire 5050

Hey I found it! I used the links from above and found that Aspire 5050 drivers actually exist. Anyway, the website is and you can find nearly everything you need there on a link in PDA form. You might have to download Acrobat Reader 8.1 first. Who knows?

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