what is SM Bus Controller?

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what is SM Bus Controller?

#1 Post by aki » Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:14 pm

i installed XP pro on R40 and it got 2 unknown devices.1 was SM Bus COntroller and 1 was unknown. i don't have cds cause the laptop is a secondhand. anyone can help me?



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Re: what is SM Bus Controller?

#2 Post by stbrown » Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:32 pm

The SM bus could be the security chip...or it could also be the chipset driver.

Try installing the intel chipset driver located here
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-46058

For the unknown device its probably the IBM power management driver. Get that from here

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... IGR-4GXPEG

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#3 Post by aki » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:59 am

you know where i can download the whole cd covers again? i don't think IBM will send the cds to me.

my hdd should be 40gb but i only see 35gb, is there any backup data that i can't see? i the bios , i can still shoose fast recovery.

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#4 Post by stbrown » Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:35 pm

There is no place to download the cds. You can call ibm and tell them you deleted your recovery partition and they will send you them..but they are the same as the recovery partition which is taking up some of your space.

You can run that..it will fix your driver problem but it will format your HDD and bring it back to factory defaults.

If you want to delete that partition, there is a way in the BIOS to unhide it. I think its in the security option in the BIOS

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#5 Post by aki » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:06 am

ok, i called to ibm from sweden. first call I ended in scotland! and she counldn't help me, so I email to support and got new phone nr. they said they will send 1 to me, after i told him that i need 1 backup if the comp or bios delete the partition

BTW, where can i find the infrared port? i can't see any that is. in XP device manager it says i have one but i don't see it

Type: Model:
2722 5MG

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#6 Post by stbrown » Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:28 pm

If your model has it, it would be located on the front left of your thinkpad if it is facing you opened.

Check here http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-46158

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#7 Post by aki » Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:19 am

thnx guys. and this link about video guide, my looks exact same as it show.

how come you can find the videos about thinkpads? i want to learn how to change stuff in the laptop if necessary. and the videos are very easy to follow :)

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#8 Post by SeanM » Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:10 pm

Your machine may still have the preload in the service partition. Boot the machine and press the "Access IBM" button on the IBM screen. If you see an icon for "recover to factory contents", you can do that. If you just get a list of 3 or 4 things, then it's gone.

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#9 Post by aki » Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:23 pm

nah, i know i still have the recovery image in the hidden sector, cause i did 3days ago with "access ibm" button :d

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