Computer Help forum

General discussion

Problems with PCI Host Bridge

by sprite6 / August 19, 2010 6:23 PM PDT

Currently Being Moderated

I would appreciate some help please,
My Sony Vaio laptop is totally 'screwed up' since installing Service Pack 3.
I seem to have a variety of problems which have manifested themselves since 'upgrading' to SP3! grrr, why isn't life simple!!
I get three messages on startup, the first is about not finding a pointer, the next two are about PCI Bridge as follows;

PCI Host Bridge
cannot install hardware
Access denied
and
PCI to PCI Bridge
cannot install hardware
Access denied

The other thing is that now when various windows are open, scrolling is all wrong insofar that scrolling does not move up & down smoothly it 'rolls' - sorry about this this explanation but it is difficult to explain.

Finally, my standby/hibernate button option at shut down is greyed out and not available.

What a mess!! I feel like trying to get back to SP2.

Regards,

sprite6

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Problems with PCI Host Bridge
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Problems with PCI Host Bridge
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: back to SP2
by Kees Bakker / August 19, 2010 6:27 PM PDT

That's possible. Just unistall SP3 from the uninstall folder in Windows. Or use System Restore. But realize you don't get any more security updates from Microsoft. That's not good either.

Kees

Collapse -
Re: back to SP2
by sprite6 / August 21, 2010 1:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: back to SP2

Yes, I understand that. Hopefully my Symantec Internet Security will take care of that side of things.

Thanks,

Sprite6

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
icon
Laptops 20,411 discussions
icon
Security 30,882 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
icon
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
icon
Phones 16,494 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions

GREAT SHOWS WITHOUT CABLE

Get live TV over the internet

Say goodbye to cable -- check out the top five live TV streaming services available now.