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Errors on PCIC-Compatible PCMCIA Controller in Device Manager

This article was previously published under Q158906
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After you install Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) or Windows 98,Device Manager may display a PCIC-compatible PCMCIA controller with anexclamation point in a yellow circle.
This behavior can occur if you have a CardBus PCMCIA controller. Thesecontrollers are initialized by the BIOS to PCIC-compatible mode forbackward compatibility. After Windows is installed, it disables PCICcompatibility mode in the BIOS and configures the controller to CardBusmode, but does not remove the PCIC-compatible controller from Device Manager.
Remove the PCIC-compatible controller. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In Device Manager, click the PCIC-compatible controller to select it.
  2. Click Remove and then click Yes.
  3. Click OK.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information herein the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
CardBus controllers are designed to be compatible with older Intel PCICcontrollers. In order to also be compatible with older versions ofWindows, BIOS vendors sometimes initialize the controller in PCIC-compatible mode.

When this occurs, Windows Setup detects a PCIC controller. Windowsrecognizes the CardBus controller and disables PCIC Compatibility mode andconfigures the controller to CardBus mode. Therefore, the PCIC-compatiblecontroller in Device Manager displays the symptoms listed above.

Article ID: 158906 - Last Review: 01/19/2007 20:56:00 - Revision: 2.1

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