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Old 02-11-2007, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem with I/O Controller (MSI S260 Laptop)

Here's the whole story:
I had my laptop HDD replaced due to a bad sector. After the HDD was replaced, some of the built-in hardware peripherals were suddenly downgraded. To mention a few, my USB 2.0 ports were downgraded to USB 1.1 ports; my screen lid button didn't work anymore; modem speed was downgraded from a 56K to a 33.6K; my DVD-RW drive setting of Ultra DMA-2 mode was downgraded to a PIO mode; my speaker's left channel is not working when the screen is open but works when the screen is closed. Then I ran the Intel Chipset Identification Utility and had the ff. results:

Detected Chipset: Mobile Intel(R) 82915GM/GMS/910GML Express Chipset family

Memory Controller: Mobile 82915GM/GMS/82910GML
I/O Controller: Failed to identify your ICH

I was suspecting that the I/O controller might have suffered a static discharge during the time my HDD was replaced and given that the chipset identification utility wasn't able to identify the I/O controller.
But surprisingly, all the peripherals mentioned above registered w/o errors on the Windows Device Manager and were updated to their latest driver versions.

Was my suspicion right about the static discharge or just a case of device driver mismatch? Though I used the recovery CD to bring things back to normal. Are there any workarounds to bring them back to their optimum settings?
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