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Ethernet controller has a yellow question mark in dvc mngr

Q: Ethernet controller has a yellow question mark in dvc mngr

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 controller will be configured correctly?

btw, when I click OK I just get a error message sound. Nothing happens.

Please help!!!


Preferred Solution: Ethernet controller has a yellow question mark in dvc mngr

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Ethernet controller has a yellow question mark in dvc mngr

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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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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I just bought a 25m Cat 53 Patch Cable. Ive got it plugged in from my router, to my pc. However, nothing seems to happen when I plug it in.

I can see this:
My pc model is HP Pavillon a6090 and im running Windows XP (I reinstalled it).

Here is some more info:
Please can someone help I spent 30 pounds on this cable!


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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??

A:Yellow Question Mark SMBus Controller

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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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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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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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 had a major problem with my computer and couldn't use Restore or do a Recovery. I formatted and re-installed Windows XP using my Windows XP disk. The problem is I cant get on the Internet. There are four other computers in the house, all of which can connect ok. After hours of trying to figure out the problem, and fiddling with the wires on the modem and router, I've discovered that when I look in Device Manager there is a yellow question mark with an exclamation mark against Ethernet Controller in Other Devices. When I right-click and select properties it says that the drivers are not
installed. Obviously I can't connect to Windows Update so my only option
is to install from a specific location. I've put my Windows disk in and
used the location D:\i386 and also D:\i386\system32 but it can't seem to
find the drivers. Another query is, should there be more than one entry
in Network adapters? I only have one, that being the 1394 Net Adapter. I
seem to remember another adapter being there in the past. So, if I'm on
the right path, can I download the required driver from the Internet and
copy it over, if so, can you tell me the driver file and the folder it
needs to be in. I hope that's enough information for you and look
forward to your reply. Thank you, Gary

Intel Pentium 4 2933 MHz
160gb Hard Drive
Windows XP Home SP2

A:Question mark over Ethernet Controller

Do you have an onboard internet connection. If so, you probably use the Realtek driver. It is found at eMachines product support. It is also found at
or www.RealTek.com or www.eMachines.com

Look for the RealTek RTL8139/810X Network Driver, version or higher. It will be about 3.78 MB or a bit more.

It will come with installation instructions.

It is usually a very easy, and very good network connection.
With the eMachine computer shut down and unplugged, remove the side of the case, and take out the

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Hi all. . .I searched the forums and couldn't figure out how to fix my problem. I am not very computer savvy, so please forgive me if this sounds really dumb. .

My daughter has an A22M Thinkpad with Windows 2000 Pro. We can't get the internet to work after her b/f restored it to last known good configuration. Now, there is a question mark beside the "ethernet controller", PCI Serial port, and Display adapter under the device manager.

I went to the IBM site and downloaded the drivers for Ethernet driver for Intel PRO/100 SP Mini PCI combo card and reinstalled it but that didn't work. The question mark is still showing up. Any advice on how to fix this?


A:Arghhh!! Ethernet Controller. . .Question Mark?

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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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my internet was working fine but windows updated something and asked me to restart. when i restarted it Internet is not working and in Device manager there is Yellow exclamation mark in Ethernet Driver. Firewall too is turned off and i am not able to enable it. Please help me out.

A:Ethernet Yellow exclamation mark

kevinsubba said:

my internet was working fine but windows updated something and asked me to restart. when i restarted it Internet is not working and in Device manager there is Yellow exclamation mark in Ethernet Driver. Firewall too is turned off and i am not able to enable it. Please help me out.Click to expand...

Firewall first so it's in place when you get back online. Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services and scroll to Windows Firewall/ICS. Double click the Service and change the Startup to Automatic, click Apply and OK. Restar the computer and the warning should have gone away.

As for teh ethernet adapter, it's best to post back some details of your computer - make, model, etc. and someone will know which adapter you have and where to find the driver.

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any1 cn help me find a fit driver for my multimedia audio controller ......?

kindly tell me wad imformation do u need from me..

A:yellow mark in my multimedia audio controller

The make and model of the computer.

If it is a home built PC then the motherboard make and model.

Is the audio card on the motherboard or is it an add-on card?

What operating system are you using?

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Now I have downoaded the proper drivers from dell they did not work SOundmax.
then i ran driver pro and they said my drivers were outdated i have installed all types of stuff i dont need and I am still not getting any sound.

i checked to make sure sound was connected. it is...

I need help thanks

oard: Dell Computer Corp. 0FG015
Serial Number: ..CN13740435021A.
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A07 06/26/2006 Drives Memory Modules c,d 720.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
615.87 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

NU DVDRW DDW-082 [CD-ROM drive]

ST3400832A [Hard drive] (400.09 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5NF07HTH, rev 3.03, SMART Status: Healthy
WD 3200AAV External USB Device [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 1 1022 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_3' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_4' has 256 MB Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 400.08 GB 363.68 GB free f: (FAT32 on drive 1) 319.98 GB 252.18 GB free Network Drives None detected Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers local user accountslast logon Administrator 10/6/2009 11:32:21 PM (admin) DA KINKY KID 10/12/2009 1:18:09 PM (admin) local system accounts Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

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A:Yellow exclamtion mark for my multimedia controller

click choose a model follow through till you see the list of drivers available click on the audio menu and download the drivers for your model??

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Hi, I have a I MSI U135DX for some reason it all of a sudden just stopped connection to the internet wirelessly but would connect via and ethernet cable. I have researched this and and struggling to get it sorted. I have managed somehow to connect again via the ethernet cable but still no wireless connection.

In my device manage it says network controller with a yellow exclamation mark but when I try to re install or update the driver it says the driver was not installed correctly. When I go to my internet connection or to set up a internet connection it does not even show any wirless conections.

I have made sure that the wireless connection is on and have eventurned it off and on to see if it would connect but I am guessing that it is a problem with this netwprk driver.
Please could someone help as I am at a complete loss now and have tried to download drivers from the MSI website but still no luck.

Many thanks

A:Network controller with yellow exclamation mark

The driver from the MSI website should be exactly what you need. Odd it isn't working. Have you tried completely uninstalling the device from 'device manager' and then rebooting? After doing that you should be able to install the MSI one and be set....

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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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Ever since reformatting my PC due to a complete spyware and malware takeover, i have had no audio. In device manager, there is a yellow ? next to Multimedia Audio Controller. I have tried to update drivers using my dell driver CD and the Dell website itself, but to no avail.

On another forum, someone said that perhaps it was because I had not installed chipset drivers, (which I know should be installed before sound devices etc) however I uninstalled my sound drivers, installed the chipset drivers, and re - installed my sound drivers (SoundMax one anyway) but again with no luck.

Curiously, if I tell it that I will choose the driver to install, and I pick a SoundBlaster one, the Multimedia Audio Controller goes away (although there is still no sound) even though I don't have a SoundBlaster card.
I really don't want to reformat my system again unless its really necessary.

Here is a Belarec report:

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Dell Inc. Dimension 4700
System Service Tag: 5VJF91J (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 5VJF91J
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Inc. 0M3918
Serial Number: ..CN7082148M00NQ.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A10 01/04/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
396.25 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
376.29 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

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A:Multimedia Audio Controller - Yellow ? mark - no sound (Dell Dimension 4700)

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Im having problems wiht my "ethernet conntroller" under "other devices" in my device manager, I see a yellow exclamation next to it. Last time i formatted my machine (this one) I was able to find the driver, although it was a hassle and chase for it. My mb is a "Gigabyte EP45-DS3L". I have downloaded all kinds of drivers for it which seemed to fix another issue, but i just cant seem to get the right driver for the "ethernet controller" to get recognized. Ive installed a few "hardware detection" software programs and I was able to get the mb model at least, and if i remember correctly this boards drivers used the intel chipset but since im not online with it it wont tell me what chipset it is. For some reason I just cant find the correct drivers for this damn controller. Is this is a motherboard/hardware issue? Is this still a software fixable thing? Can someone help me out please?


A:ethernet controller exclamation mark

What "hardware detection" programs have you installed?

GA-EP45-DS3L (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver

Here is the driver, select the download site for LAN, the "Realtek Realtek LAN Driver," that is closest to you.

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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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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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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 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

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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?

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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just installed xp on hard drive and can't connect to internet; tried all my old tricks but nothing works. only clue is in device mgr - yellow ? for ethernet controller. how the hell do you correct that?
computer is dual boot and other operating system connects online w/no problem.

A:yellow ? for ethernet controller


i found the intel cd that came with the motherboard ? had the missing software.

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Please help.....my brother gave me his dell computer i just updated it with windows xp home edition, but there is no ethernet controller to connect to the web all i can see is a yellow ? I tried everything i could to repair this problem by downloading programes from my other pc then install them on the infected one also no sound i have 4 yellow ? On device manager, can anyone help me by lending me an updated xp or vista installation cd with the product key.

A:Yellow ? On ethernet controller

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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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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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I have always been able to connect to the internet using my wireless connection or I could disable it and use my xfinity connection. I can no longer use my xfinity to connection, just the wireless. And the exfinity connection shows it’s connected but it my computer is not connecting.
Lenovo Desktop
Microsoft Windows 7 XP professional, Version 2002, service Pack 3.
Device Manager shows a yellow “?” mark at “Other Devices” and clicking onto the+ next to the “Other Devices”.
I then see Ethernet controller and it also has a yellow “?” next to Ethernet controller.

I then went to Ethernet Controller Properties; it shows the Device Status just as I have put it below.

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.
So I clicked onto the “Reinstall Driver”
I attempted to install the software automatically (as recommended).”
I was unsuccessful and received the message below.

The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.

Thank you

A:Solved: yellow Β“?Β” next to Ethernet controller.

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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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Windows XP Pro - Dell 8250 - tried to reinstall drivers, but still show Ethernet Controller under Device Manager as yellow - Chipset is Intel 800 series Integrated Chipset - no errors on reboot

A:Fresh re-install of Windows XP, Ethernet Controller comes up yellow

Dell Drivers: go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers

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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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after switching from xp home to xp pro...in my device manager next to video controller there is a yellow question mark. i have tried to update driver...un-successful....i ran dxdiag.exe in display tab there is no manufacturer info...does this mean i do not have a graphics card or video controller. my dvd program will not let me play my videos...is this all connected? will provode any info neccessary upon request

A:video controller question mark

Copy and paste your dxdiag to the forum. Also, if you can, provide the video card make and model. We can further diagnose your issue from there.

If you can't provide the card information, if it is completely stock, provide the make and model of your pc. We can probably find the card info/the motherboard information (if it is integrated video).

Thanks much

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Hi, i just had to re install windows XP. After that, i went to Sony's official site ( i have a sony vaio VGC-RB64G btw, desktop) and got all the drivers the computer came with. The problem is though, i still have no sound!

My audio card is a SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC.

I downloaded Belarc and this is the report, hopefully it will help.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) Sony Corporation VGC-RB64G R5109973
System Serial Number: 28225432-3001274
Chassis Serial Number: Chassis Serial
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation PRAGUE AAD12395-206
Serial Number: BTPR60308160
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. PR94510J.04T.0096.2005.1215.1917 12/15/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
242.53 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
236.36 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


Sony USB HS-CF USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Sony USB HS-MS USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Sony USB HS-SD MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Sony USB HS-SM/xD USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
WDC WD2500JS-98MHB0 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J6H1' has 512 MB (serial number 0xF11154D2)
Slot 'J6H2' is Empty
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A:Multimedia Audio Controller question mark

Welcome to TSF....

About half way down this age the audio driver is residing


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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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I'm having a persistent issue with my USB and Network controller drivers on my Dell XPS 8700

Dell support site keeps recommending the same drivers even after i install them.

I still have yellow triangles next to them in device manager. When i click to UPDATE the driver in Device manager it can't find them or it just hangs.

When i plug in my ipHone the AutoPlay does not recognize the iphone at all. AutoPlay in control panel doesn't even list iPhone as a device.

I'm wondering if the Dell web site is outdated? Should i be going to the Intel site to get my drivers for my Motherboard?

Any advice welcomed.

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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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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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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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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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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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Recently I did a clean install of my windows xp with format and after the installation I noticed yellow exclamation marks on Multimedia Audio Controller, Network controller, PCI modem. I downloaded the audio and network drivers from the Dell site and installed them but still no change. It is still the same.

My system is:
Dell Dimension 2400
Windows xp

Please heeeelp.

A:Solved: Yellow exclamation mark

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This is for my deaf friend whose computer with that kind of problems with Wan Minport and that has been over 1 or 2 yrs and I can't do anything to help her nor she can afford that either! I did not even know what to do but I did check at Dell that is where her computer is from and did find the drivers for it but there are a lot of list that I do not understand and it is under "Network..." I do not trust myself to get them download in my friend's computer cuz I do not understand those words means or which is which for that matter!

Here is an attachment that I want to show u something but please ignore another one too only cable provider cuz it says Modem in which she is using cable modem but seem to have some problems that I did not know so told her to have talk to them abt it but that guy woudn't help her with other problems for Wan Minport! So I am here to ask u for help for her. She is not know to say or explain so I am doing this for her.

Now pls click that attement and look at ONLY Wan Minport, pls just ignore other ok? Thanks!

Her computer is Dimenison 2350

I hope one of u guys can find the driver so I can get it download to my CD for her or something like that but just pls explain what I have to do.

Thanks so muich, guys and gals!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving in case if I don't hear from u! :0)

A:Problems with Wan Minport with yellow mark

Did the Wan Miniport become exposed after you "scan for hardware changes" (forth(4th) button from the right) ? To fix a slow download speed? I did this to my Mother's laptop turned out that she had only run out of download. And then the "Internet Provider" chokes-off (SLOWS) the download rate due to greater Price. She too has a Motorala SURFboard SB1501 USB cable modem. I remember it was very frustrating because the speed she had backed off to made it almost impossible to use the Internet. Pages took the amount of time "it took to boil a large Kettle, make a BIG pot of coffee then wait for it to cool down so to drink!!"
Hope this Helps you will probably need to get in touch with the "Internet Provider" and ask them to "fault the Surfboard SB1501 USB cable modem" then if they say to you "No fault" explain to them as you have here where the problem is.
You might need to know more about the system that this is for

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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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Can anyone please help me with a yellow triangle with exclamation mark that keeps popping up, in the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar next to the clock, but when i try to click on it, it just disappears and pops up again a little while later? there does not seem to be anything wrong with my PC yet! but it is annoying! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks Activedial.

A:Yellow Triangle With Exclamation Mark?

In classic mode, right click My Computer and select manage. Otherwise click start, then right click my computer and choose manage. Click the plus next to Event Viewer. Double click system. This will show you all of your system messages.

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Gooday folks. I ran G Parted to check some thing about one of my hard drives and I noticed that the NTFS partition that has this windows7 installation on it has the above mentioned yellow triangle with exclamation mark in it. Could some one please advise what this is about and what if anything I should do about it. Regards and thank you in advance, James.

A:Exclamation mark in yellow triangle

Was there a yellow tri/exclamation mark in the pic from your link? I couldn't see one. A yellow triangle w/ a exclamation make is Windows way of telling you there is a problem with the devices it's with.

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