Originally Posted by onmiway75
hey guys sorry I haven't replied I've been busy and forgot I posted this. I just made a similar post in another room. I noticed the drivers were missing from a scan of my pc but the device has a yellow exclamation mark in the device manager. I have downloaded the realtek audio driver from Gateway's website so I know it's not that one. I was thinking about ordering a restore disk from Gateway just to feel safe. what do you guys think? I hate feeling like something is missing.
To be honest, I think it doesn't matter. I mean, if the system is functioning properly for everything you do it with it, then there's nothing to worry about.
However, don't get me wrong: I absolutely hate
having a yellow exclamation point icon in Device Manager. In fact, I had to deal with it every single day for about 8 years in a row with a prebuilt (my previous computer); I got the system from a friend, and so I replaced its hard drive with a new one and installed a retail copy of XP on it, only to end up with a yellow exclamation point icon in Device Manager next to something that had "PCI" in it. I don't remember exactly what it was, but I think it was something like a PCI to PCI bridge. Whatever it was, that computer always did everything I asked it to, so I left it like that - and it stayed that way for 8 years and never gave me any problems. Except, I hated
looking at Device Manager!
In other words, if your system is always doing everything you ask it to, then ignore it. However, I still understand and appreciate where you're coming from because I am the same way, but I think that an exception has to be made for this.