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Windows 7: Question about Windows 7 OEM Clean install

28 May 2012   #1
wordstl

64 bit
 
 
Question about Windows 7 OEM Clean install

Hi, i recent did a clean install of windows 7 OEM 64 bit. I installed all my drivers from the hp website. But now I have something on device manager that says SM bus controller? with a yellow exclamation mark on it. I do not see any thing on the hp driver page for it.

Heres a picture of it

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2940/75876221.jpg


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28 May 2012   #2
MatthewHirst

 
 

The SMBus controller is the System Management Bus controller and is part of the Intel chipset on the motherboard. You may notice that you have a yellow exclamation point on your SMBus Controller in Device Manager. That's most likely because you need to install the Intel INF update utility to update the motherboard Intel chipset drivers.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...P+Professional
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28 May 2012   #3
wordstl

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewHirst View Post
The SMBus controller is the System Management Bus controller and is part of the Intel chipset on the motherboard. You may notice that you have a yellow exclamation point on your SMBus Controller in Device Manager. That's most likely because you need to install the Intel INF update utility to update the motherboard Intel chipset drivers.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...P+Professional
umm but my computer isn't intel, it is amd processor, I tried to run that and it didn't run cause it said my computer wasn't compatible
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28 May 2012   #4
MatthewHirst

 
 

Control Panel > Device Manager
Look for yellow exclamation mark under "System Devices" in front of your device.
Right-click, choose "Update Driver" and "Install from a specific location."
browse to the ATI (or AMD) folder the chipset drivers were expanded to and navigate to the SMBus folder. Click Ok. Driver gets installed. You need to restart Windows.
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28 May 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try a manual Windows Update to see if it will find it. Control panel/ Windows Update.
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28 May 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

If you imported your drivers from HP website as you said, you must have missed your Chipset. Download and unzip it now, browse from Device Manager>Device>Update Driver>Browse to the storage elements folder until it picks it up. Otherwise install the chipset as Administrator.

Check out the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 for modern methods to get a perfect Win7 reinstall. Unlike XP Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and quickly updated via optional Windows Updates when you enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware . Only import drivers which after all Updates are missing in Device Manager.
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29 May 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it isn't something readily available from an OEM (if you aren't using an OEM computer) then go to the following site and follow their instructions for determining what driver you need:

PCI Vendor and Device Lists
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