How to identify "Unknown Device" in XP Device Manager

How to identify "Unknown Device" in XP Device Manager

Post by micrologix » Sun, 13 Aug 2006 23:32:34


Hello! I've got a Panasonic CF-27FCCKFEM Toughbook, which I have
installed XP on. I'm satisfied with its performance, but it bugs me
that I have an Unknown device in device manager! I haven't a clue what
it is, as everything seems to be working! All I have to identify it is
the Device Instance ID, which is ACPI\MAT0011\2&DABA3FF&0. Is that
enough information to figure out what driver I need to look for?
 
 
 

How to identify "Unknown Device" in XP Device Manager

Post by Lucy L » Sun, 13 Aug 2006 23:43:08

For lots of money, my tech support lady would delete the driver and see what
xp finds on a reboot. It usually costs me $50.

 
 
 

How to identify "Unknown Device" in XP Device Manager

Post by CeeBe » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 00:06:17


XXXX@XXXXX.COM wrote in comp.sys.laptops:


ACPI stands for advanced confuguration and power interface. It means the OS
is able to use the power management and plug 'n play abilities of the laptop
itself. Every device has to support ACPI, otherwise you'll get these
warnings.

It might be an old BIOS not supporting these functions completely. See if
you have the most recent BIOS available, and if you don't - think twice
before flashing, because if it ain't broke don't fix it.

--
CeeBee

*** The Cookie Has Spoken ***
 
 
 

How to identify "Unknown Device" in XP Device Manager

Post by Lee » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 00:33:06


go to: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
information to do what is needed.

Lee
 
 
 

How to identify "Unknown Device" in XP Device Manager

Post by - Bobb » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:04:59

or just disable ACPI in your BIOS so windows doesn't use it.