Re-installing the Microcode Update Device

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  1. Close_Hauled

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    I made the mistake of deleting the Microcode Update Device from the device manager. Now I am trying to re-install it without any success. I tried to scan for hardware changes, but with no success. I am running Windows XP Home.
     
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    *bump*

    Close_Hauled, just bumping this to see if anyone can help.

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    Thanks for the bump. Fixing this will wrap up repairing my system from a major crash.

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    Bumping again.
     
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    See if this page can help.

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    Ronjor;

    Thanks again. After reading these two articles, I don't think that I have too much to worry about.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;288302

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307152

    I was in the device manager and I saw a yellow caution icon over the Microcode Update Device. I tried to reinstall the driver and tried to update it, but it wouldn't. So like a dummy, I deleted it and it would not come back like I thought. So then I read this article;

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...ry/en-us/dnembedded/html/embedded09262002.asp

    And naturally panicked that I had accidently killed something that I need. But now I am starting to think that I am OK because I have the latest BIOS from Intel.

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  7. ronjor

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    Windows can cause panic at times!!:D

    Description of the Microcode Update Device

    If the computer that you are using does not contain the processor described in the "Summary" section of this article, or if your BIOS is up to date with Intel's latest microcode, the Microcode Update device is not initiated; the device is unloaded to free up resources. Device Manager marks the device with a code 24 status message:

    The device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.

    If the microcode on your computer is current, the drivers are unloaded by design. In this case, the code 24 status message is expected, and it does not indicate a problem. The device is marked as hidden and is not visible by default. Therefore, when the code 24 status message occurs, the message is not displayed when you are using the default configuration.
     
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