Windows XP Home - Registry Problem - PCI Device entry bad


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DaveMc

After an aborted Creative Soundblaster installation (now complete and
working), I now have a bad registry entry for a non-existant PCI device.
After each reboot, the Found New Hardware Wizard trys to run. Device manager
shows a PCI device, yellow status. Details: Mfg Unknown, PCI bus 0, Dev 27,
0. Says Registry Info is incomplete or damaged (Code 19). I can UNINSTALL
the device and stop the problem, but it comes back next reboot.

RegistryFix 7 and Registry Mechanic both report clean scans. Is the a
relatively safe way to fix this problem using REGEDIT or other tools? If I
need a professional, who would you recommend (Dell system, out of warranty).

Thanks!
 
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R. McCarty

You'll need to determine what PCI device is being detected
and provide the driver. Of if it's a motherboard onboard device
disable it in BIOS setup.

If you haven't installed your motherboard chipset driver that
would be the first thing to do. If that doesn't resolve it you'll
have to determine the Ven/Dev string to locate the driver.
 
E

Elmo

DaveMc said:
After an aborted Creative Soundblaster installation (now complete and
working), I now have a bad registry entry for a non-existant PCI device.
After each reboot, the Found New Hardware Wizard trys to run. Device manager
shows a PCI device, yellow status. Details: Mfg Unknown, PCI bus 0, Dev 27,
0. Says Registry Info is incomplete or damaged (Code 19). I can UNINSTALL
the device and stop the problem, but it comes back next reboot.

RegistryFix 7 and Registry Mechanic both report clean scans. Is the a
relatively safe way to fix this problem using REGEDIT or other tools? If I
need a professional, who would you recommend (Dell system, out of warranty).

Thanks!

You might search the registry for "runonce" entries and see what pops
up. I'm not sure failed device entries are handled that way; it's just
something I would look at.
 
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DaveMc

As Obama said, that may be beyond my pay grade! I'm not sure how I would do
that. I suspect the driver missing is for the onboard audio, since when I
installed a Soundblaster software upgrade it asked me if I wanted to
uninstall ALL sound software. After I did that, no sound from the standard
speakers! The only software I have is the Dell CD that came with the system.
I did load that CD, but the wizard did not find a driver. I also tried to
update the driver in Device Manager, but it said no driver could be found
that was more recent that what I was running. Perhaps I need to pay Dell or
Microsoft to log in and fix the problem. I do have a total backup, but I
have made several HW changes since it was done.

If the sound driver is missing, where might I find one?

How would I go about determining which PCI device is being detected? And
how would I disable it?
 
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R. McCarty

Your easiest solution is to disable the on-board sound chip in your
BIOS setup. Usually there is a category called Peripherals where
the on-board devices ( Sound, NIC, USB ) can be turned on/off.
Consult your manual for the key press to enter BIOS setup. ( It's
usually Del, F2 or F12, but varies by vendor )
 
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_Z

DaveMc said:
After an aborted Creative Soundblaster installation (now complete and
working), I now have a bad registry entry for a non-existant PCI device.
After each reboot, the Found New Hardware Wizard trys to run. Device manager
shows a PCI device, yellow status. Details: Mfg Unknown, PCI bus 0, Dev 27,
0. Says Registry Info is incomplete or damaged (Code 19). I can UNINSTALL
the device and stop the problem, but it comes back next reboot.

RegistryFix 7 and Registry Mechanic both report clean scans. Is the a
relatively safe way to fix this problem using REGEDIT or other tools? If I
need a professional, who would you recommend (Dell system, out of warranty).

Can you post the contents of that bad key in the Registry?

In Regedit > Edit > Find, search for Creative and Soundblaster in:
[Y] Keys
[Y] Values
[Y] Date

At each match, look in the Data column (right-hand pane) for anything that is
a path to a file or folder. Export that key. Open that .REG file in Notepad.
Copy all the text and paste into your reply.

Repeat for every occurrence of Creative and Soundblaster in the Registry.
 
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