SM BUS Controller Driver

I upgraded the Gateway GT5404 machine from Vista (OEM) to XP Pro. I was able to find drivers for all components except the SM Bus Controller. (In the Device Manager, it appears with a "!"--so I disabled it.) I have an Intel 945G Viiv motherboard. The bus controller is an Intel Corp 82801G (ICH7).

The system is operational without this drvier, but I experience some intermittant problems with the USB mouse, for instance. I'm not sure what functions are handled by the SM Bus Controller.

Can anyone suggest a solution?

Richard_LightnerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

PUNKYCommented:
Did you install chipset driver?
0
MarkCommented:
Your computer specs show this PC to have the Intel 945G Chipset which is the driver needed for the SM bus.
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009371/1009371sp3.shtml

Try the Intel chipset driver
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=816
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
franked_itCommented:
The SM bus is the system management bus.  It allows software to get statistics related to voltage, fan speeds, and temperature.  It can also set some of these parameters.  I'd be surprised if this had anything to do with your mouse's intermittent connectivity.

I would first suspect the physical port, cable, or mouse itself.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Python 3 Fundamentals

This course will teach participants about installing and configuring Python, syntax, importing, statements, types, strings, booleans, files, lists, tuples, comprehensions, functions, and classes.

nobusCommented:
0
exodiceCommented:
I have a simular situatiobn with HP "VISTA" Customer wanted XP to be the O/S. After install and evem SP3, the SM Bus Controller does not show up in windows upate section. HP only supplies Vista drivers for the product/CPIU.

Trying the independent mobo driver search to solve the problem.
0
exodiceCommented:
I found the solution when downgrading from Vista to XP on newer CPU's
SM-Bus-Fix-1a.JPG
SM-Bus-Fix-1b.JPG
0
nobusCommented:
post your question in a seperate thread please - no one will answer to a closed one...
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
System Utilities

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.