Yea, I uninstalled all the nvidia and creative items from the control panel.
I just installed Magic Disc which is a cdrom emulator in case no one knows, anyways, I've never had a problem with it, this time it did the whole "found new hardware" window popup thing. Just like with the PCI device and SM Bus, I get a window asking to install the drivers for it, I tell it to check, nothing is online apparently, and it tells me to insert the disc to install the drivers.
I put the disc in and still nothing.
So I'm having a hard time installing a disc emulator, I'm quite baffled.. Should I go a different route to uninstall and reinstall the chipset drivers?
A little more info..
The "PCI Device" is the HD Audio, onboard audio from mobo, so I disabled in device manager and BIOS again.. Solves that issue..
The SM Bus finally installed when I installed chipset drivers in safe mode.
I am left with Audio controller (not installed X-Fi card)
2 video controllers (8800 gt sli cards not installed)
and "Unknown Device" as last, this is what it is:
Name: NVIDIA nForce System Management
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0264&SUBSYS_10003842&REV_A3\3&241 1E6FE&0&51
So.. I right clicked, when to properties and tried update driver. It finds the driver and tries to install afterwards it says this:
Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device.
Explanation: The driver installtion file for the device is missing a necessary entry. This may be because the INF was written for Windows95 or later. Contact your hardware vendor.
I don't remember this problem at all the first time that I installed vista. Question is, do you need Nvidia nForce System Management? If not perhaps I can just disable and go on with my life (hoping my sound card will work this time)
Perhaps an IRQ problem I can possibly fix?..