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"unknown PCI Device"

Have been having some problems and think it maybe related to an "unknown PCI Device listed in Device Manager but I'm unable to decode what the device is. In system info it is listed as

with an error code 28

I have booted to safe mode and it is showing there also have disconnected all externals and it still shows in device manager. I'm running a

dual booted system of win 98 and win k2 OS
microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~938 Mhz on a Asus CUSL2 AGP Pro/4x mother board
BIOS Version Award Medallion BIOS v6.0
Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Grafics card Geforce2

No other problems (ie. viruses etc) or conflicts are being found. Any help on the above code and how to decipher it would be helpful thanks SL

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It's a common issue.

In reply to: "unknown PCI Device"

Many expected Microsoft to detect hardware and install drivers, but this is not true. Also, what little information you provided (it is good, but not enough) doesn't share what's in the box.

Installing Windows 2000 in a nutshell works like this.

1. Install 2000.
2. Install drivers for everything else.
3. Install firewall and antivirus.
4. Windows Update for a few hours.
5. Install directx and what else you need.

It's far from automatic.


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what more can I give you in info

In reply to: It's a common issue.

Is there something more I can give you in info so you could help me more? I know how to load 2000 that was not an issue here. This appeared after the system was up and running fine. We ghosted a new harddrive after one failed and two unknown devices appeared one I solved by disconnecting and removing items until I found it but the other I can not seem to figure out. I DON'T want to start from scratch to rebuild this computer! I just want to figure out what the device is so I can reinstall it. Just doing a reinstall doesn't do it as it can not find the drivers in auto mode and I don't know what it is to tell it where to get a driver. So if you have any knowledge of where I can go for help or what more info I could give you I would appreciate it. Thanks

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Which is why I wrote...

In reply to: what more can I give you in info

"share what's in the box."

Belarc Advisor is fair and there are others. I've seen such hard disk clones and after 5 years my thought is to take the dive and do it proper. Your choice.


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Answer found

In reply to: Which is why I wrote...

In case someone else has this problem I was searching other parts for c/net and zdnet and found a reference to Drive Guide Tool Kit. It's a free trial program and it gave me additional info on the device and options for the drivers. It was right and one of the drivers offered matched one I had and it seems to be working.

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