sm bus controller - optiplex gx620

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sm bus controller - optiplex gx620

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I've got a yellow exclamation for the sm bus controller in the device manager. I've tried installing the chipset drivers.

Help appreciated.

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  • What version of Windows? Are you using an account with Administrator privileges?

    Did you get any error messages when you tried to install the chipset? You might try installing it again, after rebooting in Safe Mode. Then reboot normally after it's installed.

    If that doesn't help and this just happened, a System Restore to latest date available when you know it was ok, may fix the problem. Personal files will be ok, but you will have to reinstall any software updates and hotfixes originally installed after the date used for the restore.

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  • SM Bus controller is almost always chipset Driver is not installed.Surprise

    You have to install the correct version of the chipset drivers.

    Chipset - Driver

    Description Importance Version Released Supported OS Download
    Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility, v.9.3.0.1026
    Software support for Intel Chipsets.
    Urgent
    9.3.0.1026
    11/06/2012

    XP, VISTA, WIN7, WIN8

    Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)
    Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility, v.8.0.0.1009, A18
    Software support for Intel Chipsets.
    Urgent 8.0.0.1009 6/25/2008 Windows XP
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP x64
    Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility, v.8.1.1.1010, A01
    Software support for Intel Chipsets.
    Recommended 8.1.1.1010 1/22/2007 Windows Vista 64-bit
    Windows Vista 32-bit


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  • RoHe

    What version of Windows? Are you using an account with Administrator privileges?

    windows xp pro

    Did you get any error messages when you tried to install the chipset?

    No.

    You might try installing it again, after rebooting in Safe Mode. Then reboot normally after it's installed.

    I'll try that next.

    If that doesn't help and this just happened, a System Restore to latest date available when you know it was ok, may fix the problem. Personal files will be ok, but you will have to reinstall any software updates and hotfixes originally installed after the date used for the restore.

    This is a new system. I just installed the os.

    Thanks.
  • I tried downloading the driver that said it was for 32 bit os but the readme is saying it's for 64.

  • You might be able to get it straight from Intel's download site.

    www.intel.com/.../support

  • Intel had a scan to detect whether the intel drivers are current. This is what it found:

    Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (Chipset INF)

    Product Detected IntelĀ® 6, 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets

    Current Version Installed 9.3.0.1026

    This version is valid.

  • That's odd ... regarding the SM Bus driver, is there an error message associated with the yellow symbol?

  • If you just installed the OS, did you install Desktop System Software (System Utilities) as the very first driver after loading XP? That should have been installed, before the chipset.

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  • This is the error message:

    The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

    To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.

  • Have you installed the service packs?

    If not, you might consider installing those. Afterwards, reinstall the chipset drivers.

  • I didn't install the system utilities (yet). Didn't know they were necessary.

  • Do you mean the xp service packs? It's got sp3.

  • SM Bus controller is CHIPSET Driver.  You have malware interfering with windows installer or some other issue.

    Its definitely not rocket science to reinstall XP on a GX620.

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  • cisz8

    Do you mean the xp service packs? It's got sp3.

    You can buy Windows 8 for $40 for today only. Otherwise, you may want to try reinstalling Windows XP and before you do, enter the Recovery Console on the Windows XP install disc and run the FIXMBR command to knock out any malware hooking the Master Boot Record.

  • Actually I think the $40 deal is gone since its already Friday in Japan.

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