I run xp64 on a Gateway 6836 Intel Duo laptop. All of a sudden and without any obvious reason a weird thing appeared in Device Manager under SCSI and Raid Controllers: an IDE controller whose name is a randomly assigned set of 8 letters which changes at every boot. It has a yellow exclamation mark thru it and if I uninstall it it is detected again at reboot with a differen name. Going into Properties: ================ General tab: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device. Driver tab: There is no driver Details tab: Device instance ID: ACP\PNPA000\4&5D18F2DF&0 ========================== There is no such animal on my system. Anybody knows what the heck this is? Thanks.