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Q: yellow question mark in device mananger

Under control panel, in my device manager i have the yellow ? against other diveces/multimedia audio controller.
Is this there as i have disabled my onboard audio on my motherboard as i have a creative soundcard now?

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A: yellow question mark in device mananger

most probable
read your motherboard book to make sure there isnt a jumper or dip switch that had to be moved to use a sound card.

if thats the onboard sound, right click on the yellow conflict and disable it.

post back

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A:help in my device manger i have yellow question mark on other devices!!

How about the make/model of the machine and/or motherboard. Also, what SPECIFICALLY do you see in error in Device Manager. Please provide a screen shot.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to TSG, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

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I few days ago I installed a 3 port 1394 PCI card on my mobo, along with a 4 port USB card. Windows acknowledged the hardware, but could or would not load any drivers for the 1394 card. In device manager I kept getting the "unknown device" yellow question mark. After numerous attempts to find drivers for the 1394 card, I finally removed it and sent it back for a refund. The USB card works fine.

I still have the "unknown device" showing up in device manager. Is there anyway to remove this, and if so, where do I look?

A:[SOLVED] yellow question mark in Device Manager

What happens if you uninstall the device from Device Manager and restart?

Does the Unknown Device reappear.

Post the Hardware id for the Unknown Device from Device Manager.

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Hello all
I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 Laptop And i recently Installed a new Windows XP Pro operating System and since then i cannot Get online Via Ethernet, so i decided to check under device manager and found a Yellow Question Mark Next to other devices, so i clicked other devices to open the drop down to find 5 other yellow question marks next to.......

? Ethernet Controller
? Multimedia Audio Controller
? Network Controller
? PCI Modem
? Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

So i decided to click on them and it says there are no drivers installed for the above devices, so i am asking for help on getting them up and running again so i can get online with my laptop again.

Thank you For your Help in advance


A:[SOLVED] Yellow Question Mark/s in Device Manager Next to Other Devices

did you go to dell and download their drivers for your system? If not, then that should be your next stop.

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hi im having a problem reinstalling a a wireless nic card ,the system had one in it and i tryed to switch it out with a newer one,but it wouldnt find it and after i restarted i seen that there was a problem in the device manger for the eithernet controller ....i dont have a windows xp cd to reformatt it at the time and was wondering if someone could help me with a fix ....this pc didnt have a eithernet card in it so i went and bought one thinking that it would fix the problem but it didnt so i really need some help ....i did used to be able too get online with the old card that was in it ..so i put that card back in it and it still wouldnt find that one now either...any help would be great ,just get back to me and ill give you more info if needed ....thank jwb38

A:Solved: Help Eithernet controller (yellow question mark in device manger)

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I recently had to restore my wife's computer using the "destructive" method.. The computer is an EMachines T3504 and has Windows XP. When I re-installed the "Netgear WG311v2 Wireless PCI Adapter" I ended up with a yellow question mark where it is listed under device manager. It is listed under "Other Devices" and then "Ethernet Controller" - the Ethernet Controller comes up when I hit the + to expand "Other Devices." It does not say the name of the network card, only "Ethernet Controller." However, when I run "Everest" the network card shows to exist and is named specifiacally as such (Netgear...ect...).
I have since tried the following:
1. Re-install the software for the Network card.
I have the CD and have even tried to put the drivers in a desktop folder. Obviously I told to the computer to look in both of these locations. I even downloaded the specific drivers off of the internet (on another computer in this house) and tried that. Every time I try to install the necessary software in the Hardware Update Wizard", I get "The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software." I have also tried to update the drivers simply via the internet, again the same error.
2. Install service pack 3 for XP. Nothing.
3. Remove and re-install card:
a. unstalled the adapter card in device manager (right clisk on Ethernet Controller, uninstall)
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A:Solved: Netgear WG311v2 Wireless PCI Adapter - Yellow Question mark under Device Mana

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Hi everyone
This is my first post so excuse me if its in the wrong place.
I have just formatted and

Device manager/other devices
Audio device on high defenition audio bus ?
Ethernet network controller ?
Video controller ?

These all have the yellow ? mark

My mother board is a Gigabyte technology m61p-s3.

I have been to the Gigabyte website but dont have a clue what to download.

Please help

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I upgraded my pc to windows 7 ultimate and it finds all drivers except the pci device, getting The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28). Tried to load them automatically online without success. Any additional suggestions/ideas???


Hi: Please post the hardware ID for the PCI Device so I can figure out what driver it needs. To find the hardware ID, go to the device manager and click on the PCI Device. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the PCI Device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list and select the 2nd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window.

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         Recently my computer crashed and came up with a error saying : DPT_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION.
I restarted it after it said it would restart, because i left it for an hour and nothing happened. When  I was on my windows 8 computer I checked the drivers in device manager and found a yellow exclamation mark on a unknown device. I searched it online and said the driver was not installed propably. This was probably caused after reinstalling windows 8 on my computer : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579755/cortana-and-start-menu-broken/
Please help
From Aramus 

A:Yellow Exclamation Mark On Other Devices In Device Manager.

Hi again Aramus In your Device Manager, right-click on that device and select Properties. From there, go under the Details tab, and select Hardware Ids in the drop down list. Copy and paste the first line that will appear in the middle textarea here please.

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i add second NIC in PC and cannot setup him.
Driver successful installed but in device manager mark for that NIC is yellow.
On device status i got message: "this device cannot start. (Code 10).
I search over internet but nothing found.

Please help!

and yes, on resources tab on NIC i have message:
"This device isn`t using any resources because it has a problem"

A:Realtek RTL8139 yellow mark in device manager

The error codes you get are common when the device driver is not installed correctly or cannot initiate.

It would help to know what the exact hardware configuration is that you are attempting.

The Asus P5K-Deluxe motherboard has 2 LAN controllers. Are you trying to get them both to work?

Or are you adding a second PCI card to the machine? If so, what is the brand and model number?

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In device manager under "Other devices" there are 5 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" with a yellow exclamation mark next to them. I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. How can I fix it? And why are there 5 of the same "Bluetooth Peripheral Device"? The only bluetooth device I use with my laptop is my Nokia N85.

A:Bluetooth Peripheral Device (yellow exclamation mark)

Quote: Originally Posted by TsAmE

In device manager under "Other devices" there are 5 "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" with a yellow exclamation mark next to them. I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. How can I fix it? And why are there 5 of the same "Bluetooth Peripheral Device"? The only bluetooth device I use with my laptop is my Nokia N85.

Hi TsAmE, welcome to the forums, Have you right clicked on the devices and tried updating the drivers ?
hereis the link to the Dell website for your drivers http://support.dell.com/support/down...id=-1&impid=-1 download and install the bluuetooth drivers in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode they are only for vista ,but will run ok on your PC

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hi. dell inspiron 1520, 20gb free space, xp pro. i can't find my cd/dvd drive when i open my computer. where the logo was is now open space. in device driver i tried, "troubleshoot", to no avail. i also, uninstalled it, but can't find how to reinstall. thanks, boyd.

A:Solved: Can't play cds; yellow exclamation mark in device mgr

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Hi -------- I have the above against my " Multimedia Audio Controller " in device manager. My speakers and michrophone do not work on my p.c. and this may be the problem. It does not even recognise that I have speakers and mich. attached as they are greyed out in the " sounds and audio device properties " pop up. Also I have a tft monitor with grills for inbuilt speakers ( well I take it they are for that ) and do not get any sound out of my monitor.I feel they are related.

I downloaded a utility called " unknown device identifier 5.02 and this gave me the make and model no. of the audio card it is " sis7012 audio driver " and then proceeded to download the appropriate driver and tried to install. It failed with an error message of a red cross and 536870397 number is displayed.

I installed a satellite card a while back and wonder if there is a conflict of some sort with this.
Have you any ideas on how to get my speakers and michrophone working ?

Just thinking out loud -- why can't I just delete the Multimedia Audio Controller ( the 1 with the yellow question mark ) . It is listed under " other devices " in device manager and I have an entry further down in the device manager called " sound video and game controllers " this then has all the usual listings such as " audio drivers " and " media control devices " etc. doesen't this section contain all the relevant entries to enable my spea... Read more

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Hi, I have a yellow exclamation mark next to High Definition Audio Device in Device Manager. It says I already have the best driver when I try to update the driver software. FYI, the Realtek one is good. I need to fix the High Definition Audio Device. My product number is G6R97UA#ABA. Please help me!

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A:High Definition Audio Device has yellow exclamation mark

OK, that is exactly what I thought it was in the first place...the Intel HD Audio chip. Try manually installing the driver I posted as follows.  If you have not deleted the file I posted, go to the device manager and click on the HD audio device needing the driver. Click on the Driver tab.  Click on Update Driver. Select the Browse my computer for driver software option, and browse to the driver folder that was created when you ran the file. That folder will be located in C:\SWSetup\sp72370. Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and see if the driver installs that way. Then restart the PC. If you did delete the file, download and run the driver again, close out of the error window and follow the above procedure. I see the hardware ID you posted as supported in the driver file, so it should work.  

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Hello, I have a computer with win98 upgrade loaded onto it. In the device manager....it shows a device it can't find to load...it's:

I don't know what that is or where to find it so I can load the drivers and get rid of that yellow mark.

Can you help me...thanks.

A:Device manager shows: PCI PARALLEL CONTROLLER with that yellow mark ???

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Hello all ! Got a small glitch which I am hoping you can help me out with. I just reinstalled windows xp on a Dell Latitude D610 and did all the Microsoft updates to service pack 3 and about 72 other Microsoft updates. Also went to the Dell drivers update website and scanned my machine thru there for drivers and downloaded and installed their recommendations.Now when I go to "device manager", in other devices it lists 2 unknowns, Network controller and PCI simple communications controller. Two big question marks with a"!" in the middle. I uninstalled and tried reinstalling them, but it says it cannot find the file on those two. Laptop still works very good, but I am wondering if I need those 2 devices and if I do, where do I get them. Thanks in advance.

A:Other devices yellow question mark.

The PCI Simple Communcations device is probably the dial-up modem...I would just disable the modem in the BIOS, unless I was on dialup.http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/drivers.htm#wp1052327Driver Support WebpageYou need to pick the correct applicable driver for networking...and install same. Look at your system documentation to see which is applicable to the system you have.Louis

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I'm trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop. In the device manager there is a yellow question mark next to "other devices" and everthing listed under other devices has the question mark. The error code has flashed as a 1 or 2 and they are listed as not installed. I can't connect to the internet and I am using another computer. Can anyone give me a procedure and link to appropriate web sites for driver downloads?

A:Yellow Question Mark Next to other devices

Do you have the dell's driver disc? If not you can go to Dell's website and download the drivers with one pc and copy the drivers to disc and throw them on the other pc!Inspiron 2200 Drivers

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I just got a thinkpad T420. Had to do the whole bootable usb/cd with windows 7 iso writtten on it. Since im not that good with computers it took a while to figure out i needed to do that to get my computer to work. Anyways now after ive been able to get on the homescreen i cant seem to connect to my wifi. So i go to device manager and all my drivers have yellow question marks. This is almost guaranteed the problem i believe. I tried finding what i needed off windows 7 download support or whatever and ive been transferring the drives via usb and still my laptop cant seem to find the .exe driver files.

The Point: Can somebody help me find what driver files i need for the network controller and all. Im going to provide some handy info below.

Lenovo Thinkpad T420
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
4Gb Ram
Intel i5-2520M 2.50Ghz

base system device


Biometric Coprocessor properties


Ethernet Controller


Network Controller

PCI\V... Read more

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There is a yellow exlamation mark beside the primary and secondary Ide channel in device manager. It says in the device manager dialog box
"The device cannot find enough free resources that it can use, if you want to use this device you will need to disable one of the other devices in the system"

I've tried uninstalling both Ide channels in device manager and rebooting but same thing happens.

Modem does not work as well which I presume is a result of first problem.

What should I do? Your help would be much appreciated.

A:yellow exclamation mark beside primary and secondary Ide channel in device manager

If this is on a new installation, you may not have installed chipset drivers . . check your manufacturers website or a cd that may have come with the board.


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I just has my PC rebuilt by a pretty suspicious gang who put in Windows 7 on a 64 but system and now the DVD drive not only will not appear on COMPUTER but has the usual yellow explanation mark beside it.

I have uninstalled it, reinstalled it, tried to roll the driver back, update the software etc. but nothing works.

I can find a firmware file on the net that says it is applicable to this DVD but after extracting the file, up pops a menu with Version 1.1 on saying that is not available for this DVD............... and I can't get beyond that.

Additionally Windows says some mumbo jumbo about the digital dignature being unverified and/or damaged files from malicious software etc. etc.

The piece of crap in question is:

Pioneer DVD-RW DVR 219L ATA Device.

It is absolute garbage retailing at $26.00 so will have no problems tearing it out by its entrails and putting in something decent.

Any ideas advices appreciated.

A:Solved: DVD Drive not showing and yellow explanation mark on Device Manager

1. Click on "Start" button, the click on "Run".

2. Enter "regedit.exe" and press "Enter".

3. When regedit starts, open up the following key:
{4d36e965-e325 -11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}.

4. After clicking on {4d36e965-e325 -11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} you should see two settings on the right-hand side:
Click on each of them, press "Delete" key and click "Yes".

Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing.

Use CDGone Variant if the other didn't work or you once had Roxio, but use the other one first.

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I have two DVD drives connected to an XP desktop computer, however, the do not work.

They appear in Device Manager under DVD/CD-ROM drives with a yellow shreik/exclamation mark preceding the listing.

The devices are also recognized in the BIOS setup.

When I click on the device in Device Manager, I get the message"Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)".

One of the devices previously worked correctly. In fact, I completed a clean install of XP using it.

Just what does the error message mean? Does it mean that the devices are faulty & need to be replaced?

What is the solution to this problem?

A:Solved: DVD/CD-ROM drives with a yellow shreik/exclamation mark in Device Manager

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Device manager isnt reconigzing the smbus controller (puts a yellow question mark next to it.). My Computer is an Emachines T3504 with an Intel Motherboard and an ATI Xpress 200 Chipset. Ive Tried installing the Chipset Drivers but it hasnt solved the SM Buscontroller issue. Any ideas??

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Try the Intel site, http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-013541.htm or http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonxpress200mIntel/specs.html.I forgot that was before AMD acquired ATI.Louis

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Hello again.

In the device manager on my dell dimension 8300 my ethernet controller has a yellow question mark next to it.

I click on it, and i get the ethernet controller properties window. Under a section called device status I have a message saying that

[I]"The device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click reinstall driver."

So I click reinstall driver. Hardware update wizard driver appears.

"This wizard helps you install software for : Ethernet controller

If your hardware came with an installation CD or floppy disk, insert it now.

What do you want the wizard to do?
Install the software automatically? (recommended)
Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)"

So I insert the dell drivers resource cd that came with my computer, and i click install software automatically, then press next. The computer searches for a few minutes, but then i get a message that pops up that says i need files.

"Files Needed

The file e100b325.sys on Intel PRO Adapter CD-ROM or floppy disk is needed

Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.

Copy files from: (There is a text box here with C:\drvtmp written in it) and a Browse button."

What is this e100b325.sys file?

I do not believe that I have a cd labeled Intel PRO adapter CD or floppy.

Is there a place online I can download this file and install it so that my ethernet contro... Read more

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HERE IS A LINK TO YOUR NETWORK DRIVER. Just run the executable file, it will extract the files to another folder. From there it will open an internet explorer window with an install button. Click install and it should do the rest for you.

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my video contorller showing yellow question mark. when i try to install the drivers from the motherboard cd it shows operation coould not completed and check log for details.Please help me out to find the drivers for it.
My computer details :

Operating System

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

System Model

Acer APSLe-M
System Serial Number: AWPLE010174228185LE
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board b

Board: Acer MK77M II for Acer
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix/Award Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 03/25/2004

39.99 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
15.49 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST340015A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5LACRL32, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d

504 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' has 256 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty

Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 10.00 GB 7.96 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 9.99 GB 3.03 GB free
e: (FAT32 on drive 0) 9.99 GB 1.28 GB free
f: (FAT32 on drive 0) 10.01 GB 3.23 GB free


Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38091 MB, Free - 410 MB; D: Total - 157065 MB, Free - 146081 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

We suddenly have no sound at all on this PC. In device manager multimedia audio controller has a yellow question mark against it. It says no drivers installed (code 28) Tried reinstalling them but says cannot find.
I do not know how to find what driver we need. I assume that this is the reason we have no sound.
Have been on Dells website and put in the service tag number but in all honesty I don't have a clue what I am looking for

I really do not know how to proceed am not very computer literate. Can anybody help please.

A:big yellow question mark against multimedia audio controller

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after win 8.1 installation in old Toshiba A200 - everything is ok except yellow question mark in "Mass storage controller" in device manager. As a result sd card reader is useless.

Have any idea which is the driver for Win 8.1?

A:Satellite A200 - Win 8.1 : Mass storage controller yellow question mark


Please don't understand me wrong but I hope that you know how old A200 is. Even newer machines are not supported for Win8.
So, I can understand that you want to use newest OS on this old piece of hardware and if most of the things work pretty well you should be satisfied.
In this situation when you use 8 years old machine designed for Vista and definitely not supported for Win8/Win8.1 ..... who cares about SD card reader. You know what I mean? ;)

Simply disable this device in device manager and be happy.

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i have gone through my devices and on the bottom are my usbs and they all have a question mark by them

A:USB in device manager has a question mark by it

With the amount of information given I have to say the best advice I can give is install the driver.

Might want to check out the link in my signature.

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I have recently reformatted my computer and removed vista and installed xp.
Now I'm no computer wizard so now I have learned the hard way to backup everything before you start a major project lol.Anyway Now I have yellow question mark in devive manager by other devices labled other device bridge,sm bus controller,and usb wireless 802.11 b/g. Are these things a problem in development and how can i fix it ?

A:Solved: Device Manager Question Mark

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Ethernet Driver Trouble, Still a Question Mark in Device Manager


I have Windows 2000 Professional on my a20p IBM thinkpad.
Just tried installing a driver for the ethernet card in the laptop.
Installed the driver, restarted the computer, and everything is hunky-dory until...
I go to the device manager and it still says a Question Mark next to Ethernet Controller.

Is there anything extra I should have done? Where do I go from here to get internet on my computer? Please help. Thanks

A:Ethernet Driver Trouble, Still a question mark in device manager!

Please don't post duplicate threads. Closed.

Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=374907

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I have Windows 2000 Professional on my a20p IBM thinkpad.
Just tried installing a driver for the ethernet card in the laptop.
Installed the driver, restarted the computer, and everything is hunky-dory until...
I go to the device manager and it still says a Question Mark next to Ethernet Controller.

Is there anything extra I should have done? Where do I go from here to get internet on my computer? Please help. Thanks

A:Ethernet Driver Trouble, Still a Question Mark in Device Manager

What is the error code associated with the NIC? Did you try uninstalling the hardware and rebooting?

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Hey guys.
To day i started playing IL2 Sturmovik.
Good game , so i wanted to play it with my gameport Joystick/flightstick.
So i plugged the flystick in to the gameport and nothing shows up.
Then i go to control panel and game controllers , and add any random control settings and i get this error: "Your gameport or gameport drivers are not properly configured. Please consult the device manager"

So i went to device manager which SHOWS no game/midi port.
I see no yellow ! or ?.

I remember when I was installing th cmedia driver (few mouths ago) it said the gameport is a unsigned driver and should not be installed.
I thought u would never use that port again so I said no don't install .
I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them and did not get that option to install a gameport or not install one.
Does it remember that i said No to installing a gameport ?

Sound card : Cmedia cmi8738
OS : Windows Xp sp3
Driver for sound card : Newest one from Cmedia website.

A:Midi/Game port is not in device mananger

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I recently had to reinstall MS Windows XP home Edition. I am running a Dell 4600. I went to device mgr and i noticed i have the yellow ? marks still on my multimedia Audio controller and SM bus controller, what, if anything, can i do to resolve those marks? Any help would be appreciated!

PS. I just updated my video driver and that took away the other yellow?, but i still have these other two. I hope i have posted this in the right place, don't know if its a hardware issue, but i figured if its in the device MGR then it must be.

A:Solved: Question about 2 yellow ? marks on device mgr.

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Morning all, how are we? ? ?

Yesterday i had to format my computer and reload windows back on.

Done everything pretty successfully but there seems to be 2 things in Device Manager that have Yellow Question marks beside them -

* Mutlimedia Controller
* Multimedia Video Controller

I havent a clue where to get these from, i have a Dell Dimension 2400 PC, tried the driver disk but doesnt seem to install any drivers to get rid of these, have tried various drivers from dell's official site, and also tried a benchmarking software to see if it would tell me the type of files/drivers that i need, but again, no joy there.

If anyone has any ideas that would be great.



A:Yellow Question Marks (Device Manager)...

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I recently re-installed XP SP2 after a crash.
In device manager under "Other devices" there are (4)items that have a yellow question mark.
"Multimedia Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"
"PCI Simple Communications Controller"
"SM Bus Controller"
(driver unknown, no date, no version, not digitally signed under properties on all (4) drivers) When I try to update the drivers, (all 4) items get the same results. XP Hardware Update Wizard says: "Cannot Install this Hardware"
"The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software" I tried getting drivers from Intel with no luck, the chipset installed is Intel G965 Express

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Hi there.

As you have read in my title that ive got three yellow question marks in my device manager.

They are the following.

-PCI Simple Communications Controller
-SM Bus Controller
-Vedio Controller.

yer, i havnt got my motherboard cd anymore as they always seem to get lost so thats why im having these problems.

I got my sound back on but no graphic controller as you can see..

Ive gone looking every where over sites (intel) ive downloaded "cupid"

so hear is my motherboard details:

Model: D101GGC
Chipsets: RS400 RC400 RC410

if that helps...

thank you

A:I've got 3 yellow question marks in device manager.

If your board is an Intel D 101GGC

Input your operating system here;


click on GO and it will take you to a page with all the drivers for the D 101GGC board.

If your board is an Intel D 101GGC2

Input your operating system here;


click on GO and it will take you to a page with all the drivers for the D 101GGC2 board.

NOTE: With either board the chipset driver should be the 1st driver you install.

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Hi everyone, I've got yellow question marks next to my video controller and video controller (vga compatible). I am unable to update either on. I downloaded the file from nvidia, when I tried to install it, it said it couldn't find compatible hardware.

I'm using a compaq presario v6000. Any help would be great.

A:yellow question marks in device manager

Do you have a driver disk that came with your PC?

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Hi I have a Lenovo b50-70 laptop 3 months old with a Microsoft bluetooth mouse - all working fine till the w/e. we have avg antivirus (Uptodate), plus no windows updates since 20/8. First things first we changed batteries, nana. At the moment we are unable to pair and obviously the mouse isn't working

We did note that the blutooth service was stopped so we changed to automatic and restarted, we also rebooted - no joy.

we note that the task bar icon has gone as well as any reference to bluetooth in the device manager; for example if you click on "hardware & sound" there should be a bluetooth option, there isn't.

we also went to Lenovo website and downloaded both the Intel and Realtek bluetooth drivers, but both were not "necessary".

We also looked at other posts here, and tried some Mr Fixit options none of which worked.

we also ran SFC /scannow no errors, the event logs don't show any errors other than for WMI (ID 10, fairly common).

Any constructive suggestions most welcome, please.

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I had Windows Vista Basic installed in my laptop and was really slow and would crash a lot. I then decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on it instead. The install was a complete success. But now I cannot connect to the internet, and when I checked Device manager, under the "Other devices" their are 8 yellow question marks.

Audio Device in High Definition Audio Bus
Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
Modem Device in High Definiton Audio Bus
SM Bus Controller
Unknown device
Unknown device
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

Since i cannot connect to the internet on that pc, I have no idea what to do.
Intel Pentium T2060 1.60GHz
512Mb Ram

A:[SOLVED] Yellow Question Marks in Device Manager

You need to install/update the motherboard drivers for XP for your computer to function properly - check make and model number and go to the manufacturer's website to download the correct XP drivers.

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My computer is staring in black screen where it gives you options to start windows normally or in safe mode. I looked in device manger and it shows yellow ? marks under other devices next to coprocessor, other PCI bridge device, SMBUS controller, and video controller. How do I fix these?

A:device manager shows yellow Question marks under other devices

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Hey all,

Im using a IBM Thinkpad T42.
Just installed Winxp Sp2 professional on my laptop. Device manager shows a bunch of yellow marks saying those drivers arent installed or theres an error. I clicked on the reinstall button in Devic Mangr and didnt help.

Many of the drivers i downloaded from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55386.html#networking

Ethernet Controller- I installed the file 7ira09ww.exe file . 28 Feb 2007 Build 135400 . Installed it, rebooted, plugged my ethernet cable in - nothing happened, the yellow "?" is still there.

Network Controller -im assuming this is the wireless one. I installed the 7kwc50ww.exe , 12 Dec 2007 v11.05.0 API , its for Intel pro/wireless 2200bg . And again, installed it, nothing happened, still yellow question marks.

Video Controller - I have the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 AGP 4x, I downloaded the http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/license.do?filename=mobiles/1rd637ww.exe file. Nothing still!.

Am i missing a step of the process after installing??

Theres still other drivers not working . Multimedia Audio Controller, pci modem, Unknown Device. PLEASE HELP! THANK U

A:BIG HELP!! Installed Drivers - but STILL Yellow Question Marks in Device Manager- HEL

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Hi All

I need to install a seperate video card to run my sons game.
I put in the card but when I go into device manager it shows as having a yellow explanation mark and cannot be used.

I am using XP
Award Bios



A:Yellow explanation mark

Did you install the drivers for this Video card or just plug it in and hoped that it would work?

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What does the yellow trinagle with an ! in it mean?

A:Yellow triangele with ! mark

if u could give us more information we can probably pin down the problem for u and hopefully solve it. generally it means something is missing in your computer like a driver, etc or something isnt working right or compatible with another program. if u are seeing one u cant ignore it. hopefully this answers your question.

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i have windows 7 64 bit for the last few days now on right side where my systray is ii have a yellow exclamation mark on my network icon. but i can still get online with out any trouble. can anyone please tell me how to how to fix it? so the yellow exclamation mark is not on my network icon. thank you for any help on this.

A:yellow exclamation mark help

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I was just having a look through my pc, trying to understand things and learn more, when I went to Control Panel>Systems>Device Manager, I saw in Portable devices there was a yellow exclammation mark on MTP Device.
Firstly, what is a MTP device & why is the exclammation mark there. Can anyone explain to me in English as I'm only a beginner. You must understand I'm over 40 & Blonde!
My pc is Intel Pentium 4, Packard BellNEC P480410801. It's Windows XP.

A:Yellow exclamation mark

MTP Device, my guess would be "Media Transfer Protocol". The exclamation mark usually represents a driver that has not been successfully installed.

You can try downloading "Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit"

MTP was first shipped as part of the Windows Media Device Manager 10 SDK. This porting kit includes the complete MTP specification, updated design documentation, updated sample source code, software to implement a PC-based MTP simulator, and MTP test tools.Click to expand...

Further reading:

What Is MTP?
What Is an MTP Device?


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Please help me to figure this problem out.
I was like doing this for 2days and still i couldn't find the right driver for my laptop.
I tried everything which is written on the internet but of course it did not succeed.
I reformatted and downgrade my Laptop since i wanted to use XP. From windows 7 to windows xp, so i don't have the drivers for windows xp.

On my Specs it says that i have Ethernet (RJ-45) port

How could i be able to connect on the internet through router where there is a yellow mark on the ethernet. and my laptop can't recognize the cable too.

help me. im freakin out!

MYlaptop is GATEWAY NV54

A:Ethernet Controller is in Yellow Mark (Help)

Get a friend to download them from here http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=NV54

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Hello.I am having problems connecting to the internet via a netgear wireless router.I have had no problem for a long time untill recently when I noticed a yellow exclamation mark next to: Intel pcic compatible pcmcia controller.When I look at the propertiesfor this I see code 10 this device will not start.Underneath this device is a Texas Instruments pcixx12 cardbus controller which is working fine.Everything else in device manager is working fine and in place.
I can get on the internet but some sites are not loading up.
Should I uninstall the pcmcia controller and reinstall or is there something else causing it to malfunction.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated
Cheers Jim

A:pcmcia controller yellow mark

I'd reinstall the chipset drivers for the computer first, and also make sure that it's not disabled in the BIOS. Are you connecting your network through the PCMCIA card?

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