"123Jim" <email@example.com> wrote in
> "Lil' Abner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I am working on an eMachine T5062 which originally had 32 bit Vista
>> installed on it. The owner wants XP and provided a new XP Pro CD to
>> it with. I checked on the eMachine (Gateway) site and found that they
>> had the XP drivers for video and audio listed so I went ahead and did
>> the install. I had to use those downloaded drivers which worked fine
>> for the audio & video. Also not installed were the SB Bus Controller,
>> LAN and modem
>> devices. I installed a temporary wireless adapter to access the
>> internet and then the Hardware Wizard located the drivers for the LAN
>> and modem. That leaves only the SM Bus Controller which I have spent
>> half the night trying to find a driver for. The processor is an AMD
>> Athlon 3800+. The SM Bus Controller is showing up under Other Devices
>> with a yellow question mark. I spent close to a half hour in chat
>> with a gateway/eMachine tech and
>> he couldn't come up with a fix, but agreed that that model supports
>> XP since they provided audio and video drivers for it. Supposedly an
>> elevated support person will be calling me Monday but I got the
>> feeling from the way
>> he talked it's going to be a fee based call.
>> Does anyone have any ideas on this?
>> Incidentally, everything seems to be working just fine *without* the
>> controller. I'm not even sure what it is supposed to do!
>> Google hasn't been my friend. I've downloaded about 5 different files
>> that were supposed to fix it, but none of them would even install.
>> --- Everybody has a right to my opinion. ---
> You can try this:
> I find it very useful
I'll bookmark that for further use. There's so many of those driver
detectives and similar sites that try to get into your pocketbook. It
looks like that one might be legit.
Thanks for pointing it out.
--- Everybody has a right to my opinion. ---