Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Multiple Base System Devices, why ?

15 Dec 2012   #11
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
What is the brand and model is the motherboard?

And what drivers, including version numbers, have you installed so far?

And, is this a newer installation of Windows? Or has it been installed and running well for a while and you just noticed these devices?
nVidia 680. This Windows has been installed and running well for a while, and I just noticed these devices.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Dec 2012   #12
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

nVidia 680 and nVidia 775 are the chipsets used on the motherboard. But that is not the motherboard model number.

The reason this is important is because motherboard manufacturers use the base chipsets to start out with their designs but then add features and functionality and modify the chipset drivers to accomodate them. So if you install a generic chipset driver you will at best lose functionality of some of the advanced features or you will lose all functionality at worst.

So if you knew the brand and model of motherboard you could go to their website and download and install the chipset drivers that are specifically made for that model and version number of motherboard.

You say your system is custom built. Did you build it?

One good way to find the model # of motherboard (if you don't have the box) is CPU-Z. Install that and run it and on the Mainboard tab it will normally list the brand and model #.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #13
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Also our own forum's software you find at the tutorials we linked above (and here) can identify the motherboard.

Another way to find out the motherboard name is my looking at the board itself, as the name is printed usually close to the CE and FCC symbols and has the chipset name into it (like say GAZ77X-UP5TH is a Gigabyte mobo with Z77 intel chipset)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Dec 2012   #14
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
nVidia 680 and nVidia 775 are the chipsets used on the motherboard. But that is not the motherboard model number.

The reason this is important is because motherboard manufacturers use the base chipsets to start out with their designs but then add features and functionality and modify the chipset drivers to accomodate them. So if you install a generic chipset driver you will at best lose functionality of some of the advanced features or you will lose all functionality at worst.

So if you knew the brand and model of motherboard you could go to their website and download and install the chipset drivers that are specifically made for that model and version number of motherboard.

You say your system is custom built. Did you build it?

One good way to find the model # of motherboard (if you don't have the box) is CPU-Z. Install that and run it and on the Mainboard tab it will normally list the brand and model #.
I know what a Chipset is, I just forgot to include it (Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG, nVidia 680i SLI) I built the PC, I've built many PC's, FYI.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2012   #15
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

The closest match for that is Nvidia nForce 680i SLI. Is it the board you have? I think it is, but it's always better to check.

From their support page I entered that product and they have drivers for Windows 7 but not for win 8, and since you have 8 GB of ram these ones are for Win 7 64 bit.
So, download the linked multi-driver pack and install it (as the drivers should work fine in win 8 too), and look if those "base system devices" disappear.

In case the installer is saying "this is win 8 I'm not going to install anything " or similar, try running it in compatibility mode selecting "Windows 7 SP1" or "windows 7". Here a tutorial for win 8's compatibility mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #16
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
The closest match for that is Nvidia nForce 680i SLI. Is it the board you have? I think it is, but it's always better to check.

From their support page I entered that product and they have drivers for Windows 7 but not for win 8, and since you have 8 GB of ram these ones are for Win 7 64 bit.
So, download the linked multi-driver pack and install it (as the drivers should work fine in win 8 too), and look if those "base system devices" disappear.

In case the installer is saying "this is win 8 I'm not going to install anything " or similar, try running it in compatibility mode selecting "Windows 7 SP1" or "windows 7". Here a tutorial for win 8's compatibility mode.
I have one beef with flashing my BIOS. I personally never found it helped anything except cause my system not to boot, it's one of those things that is not a guarantee to solve, unlike, maybe a video driver or what have you. Is there any other way to eliminate all those "base system devices" ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #17
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes. Install the correct chipset driver (and all other motherboard device drivers),

downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website,

listed for your exact motherboard model number,

and the Operating system you are running (64 or 32 bit).

If there are no W7 drivers you can use Vista drivers installed in Compatibility Mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #18
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote:
I have one beef with flashing my BIOS.
I'm not asking you to.
The thing I linked in that post is a pack of drivers (NVIDIA loves to pack everything in a single installer, most others divide the drivers by device, but it's the same as you need everything anyway). Drivers are programs that tell Win7 how to interact with hardware (you have some for the GPU but there are some for the hardware soldered on the board as well), and have nothing to do with flashing BIOS.

This is the most likely solution to your problem. Download and install the driver pack. If you encounter issues try following the tutorial about installing them in compatibility mode I linked above.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Multiple Base System Devices, why ?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't ID driverless devices "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH"
There are 2 devices in the "Device Manager" that do not have drivers installed. I just did a clean install of Window 7 SP1 32-bit to a Dell Latitude E6500. I have uploaded all the Windows updates and all seems to be performing well. However, there are two devices in the "device manager" that do...
Drivers
Base System Device
I have recently installed my Toshiba Satellite a665-s6904 with Windows 7 Professional x64. When I went to use it, I had several devices that couldn't be found and now my computer is incapable of doing anything. I even tried to plug in the Ethernet cable and I still can't get online. How do I fix...
Hardware & Devices
Base System Device
ACER / ASPIRE 5270G, recently changed from Vista Home to Windows 7 Ultimate N. In Device Manager...> Other Devices.... There are Two Base System Devices & One Unknown device are highlighted with yellow icon. Problem are 1. my laptop camera not detecting 2. Bluetooth not working 3. pre-built...
General Discussion
Need drivers for the following Base System Devices:
I am installing Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) for my dad and need drivers for the following Base System Devices: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_30BB103C&REV_01 PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_30BB103C PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_088000 PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_0880 and ...
Drivers
base system device
In device manager under 'other' there is a yellow Based System Device. I try to update it and it gives me a error "no driver found". I got to dell and download the Richo chipset. I try to insta1l and I get this this error, "You have to run the 64bit version DPInst.exe on this machine." So I put...
Drivers
base device system
hello i have hp pavilion dv4 series entertainment notebook came with vista , i formated it and install window 7 but i discover that my touch mouse on the notebook is not working properly also base system device is not found . please advice me on what to do
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App