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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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Unibody Macbook Pros: ExpressCards not working in Vista


Just an FYI, the ExpressCard slots in the new unibody Macbook Pros do not work in Vista but, do work in XP. Vista will detect and install the device drivers for all my ExpressCards (eSata, Firewire, Audio), but the hardware is unusable. Here is error message I get for every ExpressCard installed.

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.
I did try to re-assign IRQs, but there aren't any other peripherals connected to the Macbook Pro, and there's no real access to the Mac's BIOS, so there's not much I could do there. And since this problem sits in the no man's land between Vista's IRQ management system and the Macbook Pro's BIOS, I'm not sure how fast this will get fixed.
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