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HP Notebook PCs - Missing PCI Device and VGA Controller Drivers for Windows 2000


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HP Notebook PCs - Missing PCI Device and VGA Controller Drivers for Windows 2000
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2007-08-29

Last Updated: 2007-08-29


Unable to find Windows 2000 PCI Device and VGA Controller drivers on


The specific notebook PCs affected by this issue are listed in the Hardware Platforms Affected section at the bottom of this advisory.


To resolve this issue, perform the following:

All Windows 2000 drivers are available except those not supported in Windows 2000, such as Serial ATA (SATA), Active Management Technology (AMT), Secure Digital (SD), etc.

  1. HP is working with Microsoft for a driver release for SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller (PCI device marked with Yellow Exclamation Error symbol). Contact HP Service and Support for further assistance to escalate this issue to HP 3LS for the driver.

  2. Intel ATM, Serial Over LAN (SOL), and MEI are not supported in Windows 2000. All of these should be disabled under Device Manager.

    1. Workaround: Intel AMT LMS-SOL XP driver (SP36390) installs fine and removes the PCI Serial Port Yellow Exclamation Error symbol in Device Manager.

    2. AMT MEI XP driver (SP36389) will not installing, stating the system does not meet requirements. This should be disabled under Device Manager.

  3. Intel does not support SATA Native Mode for Windows 2000 on ICH8 platforms. The SATA Native Mode should be disabled in the BIOS Setup. (See the documentation provided with the notebook PC for further instructions).

  4. ATI driver 8.391 released driver requires .NET 2.0 to be installed before the ATI driver installation. .NET 2.0 is not included in the ATI driver package. .Net 2.0 can be downloaded from Microsoft ( Non-HP site ).

Hardware Platforms Affected: HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC
Operating Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional(Standard HP Product)
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA01154579
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