|"Device Instance ID: ACPI\AWY0001\4&1EC577C0&0"|
I searched using: ACPI\AWY0001\4&1EC577C0&0
Apparently you can just change a bios setting to get rid of the problem.
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"From what I've read whhe googling for AWY0001, the unknown device has to do with a new feature on Intel motherboards called Intel Quick Resume Technology. There should be a setting in the bios to enable or disable the feature & it is likely set to enabled in your bios. The issue stems from the fact that the driver for this feature is not included on the mb cd & you must download the driver & install it in order to use the feature & have the device recognized by the operating system.
(your chipset is AMD/ATI but it's designed to support Intel CPUs )
"Yea!! Thanks a million. That did it. I just disabled it and no more unknown device. That was a good one. "
For either of these, install anything listed in Add/Remove Programs that's for the main chipset or Xpress 2000 or ATI whatever. Sometimes there's a"master" ATI un-install entry that installs all or most of the stuff in one go.
Or - you could try installing the ATI drivers for XP here
Or - the FOXCONN RC4107MA-RS2 mboard has the same chips in it's main chipset -
ATI RC410 Northbridge
ATI SB450 Southbridge -
you could try installing these:
Motherboards Drivers File Size: 93.0M
Version: V1.1 Updated: 08/24/06
(No files in that are newer than in 12 / 2005.)
Extract the files and run Setup.
For both -
It is NOT a good idea to pont Windows to where drivers for a device are while booting BEFORE you have installed that software. The drivers and associatedsiftwarewill probably NOT install properly when you do that.
If Windows asks if you want to search for drivers for things found AFTER you have installed that software, let it do that.
You MAY need to show Windows where the extracted files are located if it doesn't find them automatically. If you're not sure where to point it to, if a name of a file is mentioned, copy it down, CANCEL installing drivers, search your hard drive to determine where the named file is, then go to Device Manager, RIGHT click on whatever it was trying to find drivers for, update drivers, point it to where the file it wants is.
"This is the kids computer and always seems something’s going wrong with it cause of all the crap they download. For spyware I use Avast Home edition and seems to do pretty well but for some reason things were getting past it ..."
See the info about the crap installed by the makers of "rogue" anti-malware in response 3.
I have two friends who have kids who have gotten that 3 or 4 times. I've found Malwarebytes gets rid of it. As I said, most legitimate anti-malware software doesn't find that crap at all, or if it does it can't remove everything installed. The makers of "rogue" anti-malware change what is installed and how it is installed frequently - since it doesn't actually do any harm, some legitimate anti-malware makers have chosen to ignore it.
The gist of what you do......
- Search for and download the free version of Malwarebytes, and search for and download Smitfraudfix.
- If the computer is really messed up, download those on another computer, copy them to a flash drive, insert the flash drive in the affected computer, and when the menu pops up, choose to save the two files to the desktop (the desktop screen).
- run the Malwarebytes download to install Malwarebytes on your computer. An icon for Malwarebytes appears on your desktop screen. Start it up and choose to Update it (the free version does not update itself automatically)
- Run the FULL scan of Malwarebytes of at least the C drive, or whatever drive Windows is installed on.
- When it has finished scanning, let it remove everything it has found.
- Reboot the computer. If all symptomsare gone, you're done.
If some symptoms remain, run Smitfraudfix, preferably in Safe mode. Smitfraudfix is always the latest version when you download it, and it's ready to go as is. It sets the default home page to whatever the default is for your IE version, but that's easily changed to whatever you want it to be.
If you find the computer gets this type of thing over and over again because of the habits of your kids , a lot of people are buying Malwarebytes to prevent this kind of crap from installing it's symptoms in the first place - the paid version has a resident scanner module that runs all the time, that doesn't seem to interfere with other anti-malware software, and it updates itself automatically.
If they are using bit torrent software or similar to download things, most of them can be set to have whatever your anti-malware is scan it once it has been downloaded to a certain folder . However, if the anti-malware cannot find or cannot get rid of this kind of crap, the paid Malwarebytes probably will.
"And yes you are correct about the Recovery CD set. It did not come with any and I did not make a set. "
That's very common. It's easy to make the Recovery disk set these days, yet most people don't bother - I don't understand that at all. When you have a brand name system, that should be one of the first things you do.
The Recovery disk set, as I said, is probably relatively inexpensive when you order it. The OEM MCE 2005 2 CD set sells for a price in between the price for OEM XP Home and OEM XP Pro - typically over $100 - so the Recovery disk set is a bargain in comparison to that, and it installs everything the computer originally came with, not just MCE 2005 .