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missing "system board extensions for pnp bios"

alberter
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When I look at the device manager window of the Win95 system setup I encounter an exclamation mark on the above mentioned entry in the "system components" tree.
The properties state "device not available" but there is no further indication why. The resources used by the item are
fine, ie. no conflict with any other device in the system.

However, the system seems to work fine - there is just an
annoying feature when installing new hardware: anytime a
new hardware is detected, the setup additionally installs
serial and parallel ports and my graphic adapter again.

What causes my "pnp bios extensions" not being detected and
how do I cure the thing?

Here is my system description as far as relevant:
- motherboard SOYO VA5-VX with 512kb pb-cache
- AMD K5-100 processor
- 32MB EDO RAM (4x8MB)
- PIIX bus master drivers updated
- Award PnP BIOS (August 96)
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In the Award BIOS check that you have all the PnP options set to AUTO or ON/ACTIVE. I personally have a SOYO and Award BIOS and had this problem first, then i looked through the BIOS and maked a few changes, now it's up and running smooth...

Then Check for a new BIOS upgrade for the Flash BIOS. Believe me it's worth it. But make sure you take the right one, and check, and recheck. Then be 100% sure on what you are doing. (A friend of mine Destryed the BIOS because he didn't thake the right driver. the upside is that if he sends it to the factory he will Get a new one, FOR FREE)

Good luck...Allways

Ps. If you want to know more about the BIOS upgrade, or just anything, drop me line here....Thats what this thing is for, ya know.... Ds.

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