Some of the devices on my laptop have stopped working in one of my Windows installations. I have a dual-boot XP setup and these devices are working fine in the other installation.
According to device manager (I have attached a screenshot), several devices have a yellow exclamation mark next to them and the error code I get is the following: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)".
I have tried unistalling and reinstalling the devices and drivers but to no avail.
I have found a similar question to mine on your database and the solution given was to reinstall the chipset drivers. I have re-installed the chipset drivers which I downloaded from HP, but this does not solve my problem.
It seems the problem only affects the devices which use COM ports.
Your help would be greatly appreciated, because I want to spare myself of having to reinstall XP from scratch.