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I have a dell E6410 with an exlamation mark over isapnp read data port in device manager. I am running Windows XP sp3. How do I fix it ?
DfriendAsked:
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sayed_maherConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That is the SM Bus controller, the way to fix it is by downloading the motherboard chipset drivers and re-installing them. Go to this link:  http://ftp.us.dell.com/chipset/Intel_Chipset-Software-Insta_A02_R257446.exe

download that file, install it, and that should fix your problem.

Good luck
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Coast-ITConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try resetting your bios.

This is probably an IRQ issue, happens with these devices.
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jorlando66Connect With a Mentor Commented:
try reinstalling the intel chipset drivers.  You may also want to update all the drivers while your at it.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=08&l=en&s=bsdr&os=WLH&osl=en&SystemID=LAT_E6410&catid=-1&impid=-1
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OctInvConnect With a Mentor Commented:
That is on the Intel ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller, and you can get the drivers for it here:
http://tinyurl.com/2av3mbf
(Links to Dells web-site for the xp driver for the Dell E6410 Intel chipset)
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jorlando66Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Resetting the bios as Coast suggest may also help if it is an irq conflict.
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DfriendAuthor Commented:
This did not work. i already have the current updated drivers.
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sayed_maherConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Dfriend, after doing some further reading, if you are unable to solve this issue with removing the old drivers, (uninstalling the questionmarked device) and then re-installing using the new drivers with the "Have disk" option, then it may very well be as the experts have suggested. Give this a try:

Power off your computer --> Unplug everything from it --> Open the case --> on that motherboard, look for a small round battery like the one you put into a clock, remove it and wait for 2 minutes (sometimes if the bios doesnt reset in 2-5 minutes, you need to leave it unplugged out for 24 hours) --> after alloted time frame, put the battery back in where it was and turn on your computer. This is what they meant by resetting the bios, only this is "hard" resetting, and not "soft" resetting.

Good luck
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