What does status of "Unknown" mean for Win32_SystemSlot objects RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am querying a motherboard using the following WMI query

    select * from WIN32_SystemSlot

    That query returns information on 7 slots. The status of one of the slots is "Unknown". The status of all other slots is "OK"

    There does not seem to be any issues with any of the PCI slots.

    I have the following mother board :  MSI X99A RAIDER (MS-7885)

    Using another tool, this is the information I get about the slot.


    Slot Designation: Slot4
    Slot Type: PCI Express Gen3 x16
    Slot Usage: Unknown
    Slot Data Bus Width: 16x / x16
    Slot Length: Long 

    I know this is not a forum for hardware specific issues, I'm looking for general guidance on how to interpret the status of "Unkown", other than the obvious.......

    Any thoughts are appreciated.


    • Edited by Kyle Key Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:12 PM
    • Changed type Just Karl Friday, October 9, 2015 4:41 PM It's a question.
    Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:11 PM