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T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 16:25 PM
I did a fresh install of XP Home Edition SP 2 and installed all neccesary drivers (at least I think) and every time at boot up a found new hardware wizard pops up for a PCI Device.  Under device manager there is no yellow icon stating that anything is missing.  Does anyone know what this mysterious PCI Device is and if so how to help it out?
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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-08, 20:58 PM

You should definitely leave it in AHCI mode.  Running in compatibility mode tells the drive to operate as if it were IDE instead of SATA and disables some of the features of having a SATA hard drive (native command queuing for example).

 

By the sound of it the device driver you are missing is the Intel Matrix Storage Manager.  Extract that package to your system then go to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers in the device manager.  Right-click on the mystery PCI Device and choose update driver then point it to the folder where you extracted the IMSM.

 

That should do it.

 

 

Edit:  For clarification, what devices are present under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers at the moment?

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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 16:36 PM
It could be a wireless broadband PCI Express Mini Card for connecting to the internet wirelessly from anywhere, your car, the park, coffee shop with no Wi-Fi, etc. 
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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 16:36 PM

welcome to the forum.

 

without knowing the hardware ID of the device it's difficult to know what still needs a driver.   it could be the TPM device, turbo memory (if you have it, it needs to be disabled under XP), chipset support, etc.

 

the easiest solution would be to download and install thinkvantage system update.   it will find and install your missing driver.

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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 16:43 PM
I didn't see the T400 as a supported system for the System Update.  Is this still a viable option?
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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 17:25 PM
As I said before, there are no yellow icons in the device manger, but under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers it lists a "PCI Device".  Is this a typical listing or would it tend to be more specific, i.e. a particular device name?
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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 19:17 PM

wrote:
I didn't see the T400 as a supported system for the System Update.  Is this still a viable option?

 

Yes it is.

Even though T400 or latest ThinkPads are not on the listed, I believe System Update is a viable option.

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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 20:01 PM
I ran the system update utility and all it gave me were recommended updates.  I don't think any of them pertain to my issue.  Does anyone know all of the PCI devices related to this machine.  I don't have a media card reader or anything located in the left front expresscard slot.
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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 20:29 PM
The only thing that shows up in the device manager under "ide ata/atapi controller" is PCI Device.  Is this normal or should I be seeing something else.  To me this "feels" like it could be the problem (though I really have no clue).
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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-07, 20:54 PM

what'd the hardware ID of the device?   without knowing this, it's impossible to tell what driver you're missing.

 

have you installed chipset support?   what about the TPM module?

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Re: T400 XP Install - PCI Device Mystery

2008-10-08, 2:48 AM
It could be the Intel AMT driver.  That's one I missed.  Did you remember to install drivers for that?
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