PXI Devices Show Up As PCI Devices in NI MAX

Updated Aug 23, 2019

Reported In


  • PXI Chassis


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

I plugged my PXI chassis in to my computer and now some of my devices are not showing up properly in NI MAX. They are listed with an exclamation point and the text "PCI Device" rather than the correct identifier. How can I resolve this issue and identify my PXI devices correctly?


To resolve this issue, try the following:
  • Ensure you have the latest versions of the device specific drivers for the modules in your chassis
  • Uninstall then reinstall the device drivers for the modules showing this behavior
  • Reset the NI MAX Configuration Data
  • If the chassis is connected to a PC via MXI, follow the steps in the MXI Troubleshooting Guide



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