HELP! There's an Unidentified Device on my Device Manager!

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by > > > Alan, May 1, 2004.

  1. > > > Alan

    > > > Alan Guest

    My brother gave me his old IBM ThinkPad 570e Notebook computer with
    UltraBase.Unfortunately the manuals and system discs that came with it
    originally are missing.After some time running Windows 98, it became
    unusually slow, so I changed to Windows XP professional.
    But in the "Device Manager" there is an Unknown Device.When I change views
    in the device manager to "View by connection" the unknown device is linked
    to "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System".I have no idea what this unknown
    device is nor do I have a clue how I go about finding out-Any help would be
    > > > Alan, May 1, 2004
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  2. > > > Alan

    Colin Guest

    Thats the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.
    The PC probably does not support it or maybe it's switched off in the BIOS.

    ( That's quite a cross-post !!!!! A quick Google would have got your
    answer )

    Colin, May 2, 2004
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  3. It's some kind of power saving/ACPI thingy. No idea what it does, it's
    been Unknow Device'd since day 1 when I got mine, been that way since
    I wiped XP and put 2K on it since day 1 for more than a year now.

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