RE: Vista SP1 and ICH9 SMBus Controller
I have this exact same problem, except I'm running Vista 64-bit. Since
Service Pack 1 I can't install flash drives, my new DVD burner or a new hard
drive I bought cause I can't get the SMBus Controller to install on my Asus
P5K-e. How did you resolve it?
> Since I had al the problems in getting SP1 to work properly, I have this
> issue with the USB ports not reconising my USB flash drives. It seems to be
> that the driver for the Intel ICH9 controller won't install. I have tried the
> motherboard installation disk and Vista has looked on the WWW and cannot find
> an updated driver. I downloaded the updated driver program for the P35
> chipset from INTEL and that also failed to install and 'Driver Detective'
> also failed to install the driver. It sems Vista won't allow a new driver to
> be installed, why? Is it because the location of the driver files is 'read
> only', or what? I tried to do this stuff in 'safe mode' as well with the same
> result. Seems to me that I am heading for a re-format/re-partition of my HDD
> and re-load of Vista to get things right. Another interesting observation: I
> installed another 2GByte of RAM and now have 4Gig. The BIOS reports 4GB and
> so does Windows, (Vista 32bit). I thought I read somewhere that 32-bit Vista
> won't see all of the 4GByte?