Normally they leave the tinkering to us. When it came out that controller probably wasn't on the ms hal list. Most High-End comps iv built had to use a custom version of Os to support all new hardware.
Could be. Now I'm regretting letting check disk run during reboot. It "fixed" several indexes and whatnot... Hope it didn't end up corrupting many files.Could be the dock/connectors inside dust does odd things to components. Iv only had issues with internal zip drives back in day.