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Q: pci simple communications controller unknown device and wire...

Hello.I just reinstalled windows 7 32 bit on my compaq dc5800 and in the device manager said the pci simple communications controller needs a driver. This is the id code:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103C&REV_02PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&CC_0780 Wired internet via ethernet is also not working, I updated the intel 82566dm-2 drivers but that did not work.

A: pci simple communications controller unknown device and wire...

Hi: You need this driver for the PCI Simple Comms Controller... For the ethernet, the only suggestion I can offer would be to try the driver directly from Intel. The first driver on the list is for 32 bit.

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I am attempting to locate the PCI Simple Communications Controller. I looked in HQ SoftPaq but was unable to identify it. PCI Simple Communications Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9CBA&SUBSYS_255A103C&REV_03 UnKnown:USB_VID_138A&PID_003F&REV_0104 Any help would be greatly appreciated....

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Im New In 7Forums And I Need PCI Simple Communications Controller Device Deriver Software For Dell Inspiron 1564 (Intel Core i3 / 32-Bit)

And Hardware ID Is :

Picture From Device Manger :

I Dont Know What Will Happen When I Install This Device Driver Software But I Fell Its Important If You Say "Search In Google " Or "Google It" I Search But I Don't Found Any Thing

If You Have Like My Laptop And You Have This Device Driver Software Installed I Recommand You To Go To "C:\Users\(Your User Name Here)\AppData\Local\Temp"

Then You Will See Many Device Deriver Softwares Searh For "PCI Simple Communications" Or Something Like It Then Put It In ".Rar" File

Please Help Me......


A:I Need PCI Simple Communications Controller Device Driver Software !!

i have exactly same problem...please let me know if u find solution ...

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I've recently updated my old laptop to a 64-bit Windows 10 system. And it runs and works fine. However, I'm getting these three listed items without a driver in the device manager. I've Googled a lot, but not found anything that works. Any solutions? And has anyone else the same/similar issue with their Lenovo R400 or Lenovo laptop?


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Just rebuilt a Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 64 bit.
Device manager is showing under Other Devices, a driver missing for the PCI Simple Communications Controller.
Can't figure out what driver this is referring to, has anyone got any ideas and can they point me to the appropriate driver ?


A:Latitude E6400 - PCI Simple Communications Controller - Missing driver in Device Manager

Since you are looking for a hardware driver for a Dell laptop, the most logical place to go is to the Dell website and download the drivers: 
You will find the drivers for the PCI Simple Communications Controller undert the Communications tab!
Dell also has forums for their hardware: which is the proper place to go for support of Dell hardware.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi there, this is my first post on the forum as I found this site while browsing on my iPod. Now why would I have to use my iPod when I have a beautiful new computer sitting in front of me? Well as the title says. I have no controllers, ergo, no Internet.

I bought it second hand, absolutely nothing wrong with it, I think he just might of went too far when he wiped it before giving it to me.

So, I came here hoping you guys could rescue me... I'm looking for the driver(s) I need, and I'm also wondering how I can manage to download them to my com if it's not online. I have;

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd
System Model: H55M-S2
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1 build 7600)
Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07ghz (4 CPUs)
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

I'm hoping that's all good, I read it all of my DxDiag. Thanks In advance for the help!

A:Missing Ethernet controller and PCI simple communications controller

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

I found all the drivers at the Gigabyte website for Windows 7 64 bit including the ethernet controller. If you have access to another machine you could copy any drivers you need onto a USB flash drive then copy them to your machine.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-H55M-S2 (rev. 1.3)

Hope this helps.

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Acer Aspire 5820T

Hard drive blew so had to replace it and reinstall windows, however these two devices Network Controller and PCI Simple Communications Controller issues are not installed correctly with error message in Device Manager of (Code 28) for both.

I have installed all appropriate drivers from Download

these being:

Chipset Intel Chipset Driver 2.3 MB 2010/04/08
Lan Atheros LAN Driver 4.6 MB 2010/06/23
Modem LSI Modem Driver 2.1.94 1.4 MB 2010/04/08
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver 21.1 MB 2010/04/08

However the only device that was activated correctly after installing these was the Network Adaptor.

I therefore have no internet on this machine due to these two devices not being activated.

Please help.

I have phoned Acer but unless I go to there Premium support number at 50p/min, they can't help me.

A:Network Controller and PCI Simple Communications Controller issues

Hello badbud65. Welcome to the Forum.

Are you sure your wireless LAN device is Atheros and not a Broadcom or Intel?

Did you install this?:
Card Reader Alcor Card Reader Driver 6.7 MB 2010/04/08

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In Device Manager it shows up as a hardware that has no drivers.
I searched on Google and Windows Update, but no drivers are there.
I also searched on my Dell drivers discs, but there's nothing there for PCI devices.
I was thinking maybe it was the Chipset driver, so I installed that, but apparently that wasn't the fix.

Anyone know where to find a driver or fix for this thing?

A:What is the PCI Simple Communications Controller?

Sounds like a device windows couldn't properly identify. Does that laptop have a dial up modem in it? If yes does it show up correctly in device manager. If not install the drivers for it and see if that removes the PCI simple communications device entry. It could also be something else that hasn't had its driver installed. Onboard NIC, wifi, or maybe bluetooth. I'm just guessing at the moment. If you look at the properties for that device you may be able to find a hardware id number that you could Google to better nail it down.

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Hi: Which generation Folio 1040 do you have?  G1, G2...? The Intel Management Engine driver version would be different based on model series.

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Hey Guys,

Just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a 2 year old machine, and I have no sound. The only driver that is missing is the PCI Simple Communications Controller, and I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I'm running the

Intel G965 motherboard 1066MHz FSB, Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor, 3GB DDR2, 400GB Sata II HD.

I have read around the forums here and can't seem to find the answer.

Anyone help?

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

Hi there, run windows update and look for the "optional updates" on the left. You will probably see a sound driver. Install that and should be all good.

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HI. I'm working with WIN XP SP2 and I look for "PCI Simple Communications Controller" The HW ID is: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_3048103C&REV_03PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_3048103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_0780 Regards, Oved.

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Win XP SP2

Hi, Should be the driver on the link below. Regards, DP-K

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The only component that didn't install automatically on my x32 laptop is a pci simple communications controller (not sure what it is).

I'm not sure what driver to install that will correct this issue. You can view my laptops components, specs, and downloadable drivers.

Thanks for any help!

A:pci simple communications controller

It's probably a modem device but to be absolutely sure, you can use DriverMax to determine it for you.

For a more detailed info on how to go about this, please read Windows 7 Driver Solution


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Hi, im having trouble with my PCI Simple communications controller can you please tell me where I can find or download driver?

my specs are :

Windows 7 profesional 32bit

Board : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K43SV (CPU 1)
video : Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
processor : Intel Processor core i3 @ 2.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

Help me please thanks

A:PCI Simple communications controller

Look here

PCI Simple Communications Controller

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Hi, everyone.

I need a driver for my other pc which is running windows xp, the driver is called 'PCI Simple Communications Controller' I've tryed to download from this link but it doesn't work, it takes me to windows update page where it wants to update windows, patches, ie, etc... but it doesnt give the driver for what im looking for.

if possible can someone pleaes give me a direct link for this file

thanks in advance.

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Hi, I need PCI Simple Communications Controller driver for hp 430... windows 7 enterprise 64bit... unfortunately, the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver dowloaded from hp website are cannot be installed.. the message popout "the system does not meet requirement"... Can you help me to solve this problem?

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

What is the complete product name or product number of your notebook? It could be a Probook 430,  a n HP 430 notebook or an Omnibook 430.  Help us to help you by posting the following information. - see This HP web document if you don't how to locate the model number and\or product number.  

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I have a Dell Desktop Dimension 8300 with XP Operating System. I recently reformated the "C" hard drive and cannot reconnect to the internet. I have a 2wire modem. Can anyone tell me where I can download the drivers for a PCI Simple Communications Controller. The modem I have is 2wire. I need to download this driver to another computer and transfer to my computer with a jump drive.

Thanks for your help.

A:pci simple communications controller

If the modem is what came with your computer go to here:
Click choose service tag enter your service tag # it will give you all the drivers you need for your computer. Super easy
Good luck!

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I recently formatted my computer and lost the driver for it...I realize that that name is a generic name windows gives it, but how do I identify it ...Also the driver could already be on my HDD...

I am running wondows 2000

Any help is greatly appriciated

A:PCI Simple communications controller

Its usually the internal modem.
Look at what name/stickers are on it, or run Aida32 or Everest or a similar application to identify everything?

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I have downgraded this laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit as we need this for our work environment. I cannot seem to find a driver for this piece of hardware, can you help with this please? PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_80A2103C&REV_21PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_80A2103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&CC_0780

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Have just reinstalled Win 8.1 X64 back onto my system after replacing H/D using HP supplied discs. Noticed I had three errors re no drivers installed. Have resolved the third issue but have tried various links from the forum but with no joy re these detailed below. Has anyone any idea's. Regards PCI Simple Communications Controller Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&SUBSYS_18E7103C&REV_04\3&11583659&0&B0 was configured.Driver Name: nullClass Guid: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}Driver Date:Driver Version:Driver Provider:Driver Section:Driver Rank: 0x0Matching Device Id:Outranked Drivers:Device Updated: false PCI Serial Port Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3D&SUBSYS_18E7103C&REV_04\3&11583659&0&B3 was configured.Driver Name: nullClass Guid: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}Driver Date:Driver Version:Driver Provider:Driver Section:Driver Rank: 0x0Matching Device Id:Outranked Drivers:Device Updated: false 

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A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

Those devices are part of the "Remote Management" feature -- a centralized system-administrator on a corporate network can access the computer, and make updates. Have you run the "HP Support Assistant"?It should find the missing 'AMT' device-drivers. Of course, if you are the only "administrator", you do not need to install that support -- your computer will work fine without it.   

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Hi, does anyone knows where i can get the PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver. i?m currently running a Gateway 3234m, with a Intel Core 2Duo, E7400 2.80GHZ and 4gb of Ram and a 64 bit operatin system.

Thank you in advance.

A:Looking for PCI Simple Communications Controller

Have you tried going to the Gateway site Gateway Support - Drivers, Software and Firmware Updates And entering your serial # in order to find drivers for your system? The number is usualy located next to the Genuine Windows OS sticker on the rear of your tower, or bottom of your laptop. Unless this is an add on card you installed yourself or had installed. In that case we will need to know the manufacturer and model number of the controller. You can also try going to device manager.clicking on the controller>update driver>and have windows search for one. If Gateway doesn't have a windows seven driver a 64bit Vista driver might work in compatiblility mode Fabe Compatibility Mode

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I just got Windows XP installed on my other computer, and I can't connect to the internet. I checked Device Manager and saw that PCI Cimple Communications Controller had a yellow question mark next to it. I tried downloading chipset drivers and trying a bunch of different things, but they don't work. Any other solutions?

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I just got big time help on one problem, so thought I would attack another problem (which may be related). I'll keep the explanation simple in the hopes that someone will recognize what needs to be done.

On startup I always get a note about hardware found, but not related software (this has happened since ME to XP several years ago. Other notes indicate ( I think) that the problems is driver for the "PCI simple communications controller".

When I go thru SYS MGMT \ DEVICE DRIVER \ OTHER DEVICES I find yellow question marks on PARALLEL DEVICES , PCI DEVICE AND PCI SIMPLE COMM CONTROLLER. The paralled device seems to be looking for HPFECB12.SYS (H-P ? - my scanner seems OK).

Where would I go from here ?? Thanks.

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I suddenly get messages telling me on start up that new hard ware has been found. I am then told to install drivers for it. In the device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to this PCI device. Can I simply disable this? I can't even find out what this is.  Thanks

A:pci simple communications controller

It's normally a dial-up modem. If there's a dial-up port integrated on the system mainboard but it has not been being used, it might just have become enabled somehow in the BIOS. If this is the case, and you do not use dial-up, you could go into the BIOS setup screen (there's usually directions on screen at boot up), and disable the on-board modem. The OS will then no longer find the hardware. Disabling the device in Device Manager is an alternative.
One reason for new hardware suddenly being found is if the CMOS backup battery has gone flat and the BIOS settings have been lost and reverted to default. If you have noticed any other hints such as the clock being wrong, it might be a good idea to replace the backup battery. Usually it is a lithium button cell (commonly CR20320 located in a holder on the mainboard.

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I'm trying to find a driver for my 3COM USR 56k modem on my Dell dimension XPS R400. I know I know it's old, but it keeps coming up as a PCI simple communications controller under XP and I can't seem to find the driver for it. The Dell website is so confusing when it comes to updates that I gave up on looking. what do you out there recommend that I do????

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Hi please help I'm looking for drivers for my PCI Simple Communications Controller (HP Pro 3500 MT) windows 7 32bit

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I don't know what it is.(pci simple communications controller). It seems it can't find the driver. Can anyone help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 30110 MB;
Motherboard: , PM800-8237
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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What is this? My Vista 32 bit Home premium SP2 says I need the driver for it.

A:PCI Simple Communications controller

Hello ManyBeers,

This would be for your dial-up modem.

What is your brand and model of computer? I'll be happy to see if I can find the driver download link at your computer manufacturer's website.


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I just rebuilt my HP ENVY 15-j145tx Notebook PC to Windows 8.1 Professional but under other Devices, I am having two problems. One is a 'PCI Simple COmmunications Controller' in error with the following descriptions: Location: PCI bus 0, device 22, function 0 Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&SUBSYS_1963103C&REV_04\3&11583659&0&B0 was configured.Driver Name: nullClass Guid: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}Driver Date:Driver Version:Driver Provider:Driver Section:Driver Rank: 0x0Matching Device Id:Outranked Drivers:Device Updated: false And secondly it is showing one 'unknown device' under Other devices. Although I have checked the entire HP driver site dedicated for this laptop but I can't figure out what device drivers to install in order to resolve these issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

Hi: You need this driver for the PCI... You probably need this driver for the unknown dev:

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Me again, Paul Tikkanen, and I'll probably be back once or twice more.  Same device, different computer.  (Trying to get all of these updated for my kids.)  HP 350 G1 PCI Simple Communications Controller (why is this a problem so often?) and searched for a couple of hours, even found links you left that are now dead, but hoping you or someone else can help me before the deadline tonight. p.s.  For a Windows 10 version you wrote this: And allow me to give you a bonus tip...Install the W7 ADI Soundmax audio driver. I found that works much better than the one that W10 installed. You install it, then enable multi-streaming in the adi control panel, restart again and go to manage sound devices in the control panel, and select the PC speakers, but of course installing the W7 audio driver is optional, and that is up to you... Haven't been able to discover (this was a dc7800mt) where to grab the ADI driver.

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Hi All,

I just installed windows 7 and got almost all drivers execpt this for this one PCI Simple Communications Controller.

I would appreciate if anyone can help me with the drives for it.


A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

It would be better if you can fill in your system specs so we can help you better, have you tried installing your motherboard drivers with compatibility mode.

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Hello. I have notebook hp 15-ac649ur and I  miss driver: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_8136103C&REV_21PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_8136103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&CC_0780 Your help is greatly appreciated!

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

Hi, Please try: Regards.

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Stephen Yarnall : I changed my operating system to Windows XP and getting nag screen about "PCI Simple Communication Controller because of my printer USB connection. Help?
[An agent will be with you shortly.]
[You are now chatting with Prince .]
Prince : Welcome to HP Total Care for desktop computer, my name is Prince. Please give me a minute while I review the issue description.
Stephen Yarnall : Hi Prince
Prince : Hello Stephen.How are you doing today ?
Stephen Yarnall : Fine
Prince : Stephen, Could you please elaborate me about the issue in detail so that I can help you in a better manner?
Stephen Yarnall : OK, each time the computer starts I get "Found New Hardware" notice and it tries to install hardware. Then searches internet and still cannot find. I install the CD rom for the printer, but evidently the information is not on the disc.
Prince : Okay.
Stephen Yarnall : For a PCI simple communications controller
Prince : Please let me know is your printer is working fine or not ?
Stephen Yarnall : Yes, everything is working, I would just like to eliminate the nag
Prince : Well Stephen, If I understood the issue correctly then your system is absolutely fine and every time you are getting the " New hardware wizard " message when you restart your system, Am I correct?
Stephen Yarnall : Yes
Prince : It's alright.
Prince : Are you chatting from the same system now ?
Stephen Yarnall : yes
Prince : Okay.
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A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

Sorry you had to go through all that since it problem doesn't appear to be a printer.

Open Device Manager and right click on the unknown "PCI Simple Communication Controller" or "Unknown Device" then click Properties, then the Details tab.

In a box below Device Instance ID you should see a text string similar to PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_18931019&REV_60.

The information should tell us what the device is.

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I installed Realtek LAN driver downloaded from Dell website and still this driver isn't properly installed. My laptop model is Inspiron 15 3521 and running Windows 8.1 x64. Please help me add this driver. Thanks in advance.

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

What's listed under Network Adapters? Is the driver you downloaded a Windows 7 or Windows 8 driver?

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Does anyone know what this is and where I might find a driver for it? It never popped up when I initially installed Win 8 RP but I had to do a refresh and now I have this in device manager. I have tried every driver on the mother board install disk with no success.

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

What is the model and the brand of the Motherboard?

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Intel Core Duo E6750
8 gb ram

Motherboard: Gigabyte 965P-DS3
Nvidia 8800GT

So in a feeble attempt to try and get my USB game controllers and mouse to work again after using a Dynex USB hub on them (and likely destroying them completely :'( ) I went into the Device Manager to try and figure out the problem.

I couldn't get my controllers to work on any computer, but thankfully the USB ports still work.

And then I see in the Device Manager, under "Other Devices,"

"(!) PCI Simple Communications Controller."


Device Type: Other Devices.
Manufacturer: Unknown.
Location: PCI bus 0, device 3, function 0

Device Status:
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

I try to update the driver.
Can't find it online.

I try to manually find a file, whatever it may be.
The location that appears by default... C:\Program Files (x86)\Marvell\Miniport Driver\

.... but it cannot find anything.

Driver Details: No driver files have been installed or are required for this device.

Details: Description (none)

Value: PCI Simple Communications Controller


It's been a really bad day, and I'm trying my hardest not to say anything rude. :( Does anybody know just what the heck is going on here?

A:/!\ PCI Simple Communications Controller

I would try the Marvell networking driver available from the Gigabyte website

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Hi all, when I look in my device manager, I have a question mark by my "other devices". Under that heading, there is a question mark beside "PCI Simple Communications Controller". What is that? How could I fix it?
My computer now seems to be working ok, so should I even worry about it?


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I recently downloaded Windows 7 professional x64 on my toshiba satellite a665-s6094 laptop. After the install I had several devices that I had to reinstall manually but I am having trouble with the PCI Simple Communications Controller. The hardware id is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_06. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller

My understanding is that the hardware ID you have referenced is for the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface.

You can find it here on page 6.

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Hello,I have an HP 350 G2 Notebook and I'm on Windows 7 64 bit.. I can't get the download for the PCI simple communications controller, I tried many ways and it disappeared but another problem showed up which is Intel management engine interface.. Please help me.Thanks..

A:PCI simple communications controller problem

 Hi, Instal: Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver - HP  Regards

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I have recently restored my computer to "Out of the box condition".
Everything is working fine except that when I open the Hardware Manager I see that the PCI Simple Communications Controller has yellow triangle beside it and when I try to search for drivers for new device everything freezes.
I have HP Media Center PC m7360n and when I run CPU-Z utility it shows my motherboard is Asus Emery. I can not find proper chipset drivers on HP or Asus website.
I also tried Intel website but all the drivers I see are related to their branded motherboards, can't find any driver for the i945P chipset itself.
Can anyone point me to these drivers on the internet or post them for download?

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Issue

It's probably your modem. Right click PCI Simple Communications Controller in Device Manager. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the first line in your next post.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 it shows the explanation point in the yellow triangle but when I try and trouble shoot it says the drivers for the device are not installed. Windows says it cant find the drivers and to check with the manufacturer but I don't know what that means, are they talking about Intel, Wolfdale or what. This may not be clear but I am not computer literate and have been fussing with this for some time trying to make windows recognize my TD 1010 Tablet either with the usb cable or over wi fi

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller is not installed

Try updating the Chipset Driver for your PC .

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recently i have experienced wireless connectivity problems after a windows update, i cannot connect to any network. I discovered one of my networking drivers was faulty and after taking advice i reinstalled windows 7 completely. After completing this however i still could not connect and now i have a problem with the PCI simple communications controller. Please could someone advise me on how the repair this driver and ultimately fix my connectivity problems.

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Quote: Originally Posted by andypoole163

recently i have experienced wireless connectivity problems after a windows update, i cannot connect to any network. I discovered one of my networking drivers was faulty and after taking advice i reinstalled windows 7 completely. After completing this however i still could not connect and now i have a problem with the PCI simple communications controller. Please could someone advise me on how the repair this driver and ultimately fix my connectivity problems.

Hi andypoole163, Welcome to the forums , Have you re-installed the network driver ? If you would be so kind and tellus the make/model of your computer we will be able to help you further

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HP2510p laptop. I have no clue what the motherboard is.

Two exceptions in Device Manager -

PCI Serial Port
PCI Simple Communications Controller

From reading the other threads, this may be modem related?

I've tried to repair it, obviously with no positive results.

Any thoughts? Should I try to download HPs Vista drivers and see if they work?


A:Another PCI Simple Communications controller issue

Yup - get all the drivers for Vista from HP and see if there is a set of Chipset drivers and / or modem drivers (assuming you have an integrated modem).

Might also apply to BlueTooth and / or wireless drivers, too....

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Hello Everyone.

I installed Windows 7 build 7227 3 days ago and have encountered 2 problems.

My Specs are:
Intel DP35DP MB
Quad core Q8200 2.33GHZ CPU
2x1Gb HyperX Kingston RAM
EZCool 1200w PSU
XFX GTX 295 Graphics card

1st problem:
My MB Management Engine Interface Drivers are incompatible and even when I try to run them in compatibility mode they still do not work.

2nd Problem:
The new OS is not picking up one of my WD 1Tb HDD. It shows in the bios, and it shows in the device manager but nowhere else. I think that this may have something to do with the fact that there is no PCI simple communications controller installed, and I cannot find that anywhere.

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with these issues.


A:pci simple communications controller & MEI Drivers

drive first. does the drive have a letter assigned to it? Im assuming its formatted ntfs, was it installed in another OS? Permissions problem?

second- driver is the driver the most recent for your system from the manufacturer?

Is it for the correct version 32bit or 64? are the driver is it for xp,vista, or win 7?


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I've just brought a new comp and I have every driver installed (I think) except the pci simple communications controller. What the hell is this thing? So far, I haven't seen any bug on the windows but I just want to be on the safe side.

can anyone help me find the driver for this? Here're my comp specs:

A:pci simple communications controller issue

the last time i heard the phrase 'pci simple communications controller' was for an oldskool dial-up modem.

i would be very surprised if you had one in your new machine though...

have a look at this tutorial - Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices.

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here is my PCI simple communications Controller device id .. PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_1858103C&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_1858103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 please give me Windows 8 (32 bit ) driver

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Do not Install

Hi: You need this driver... This package provides the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Intel Management Engine Interface enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware.

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Windows XP SP2

Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Other->PCI Simple Communications Controller shows Code 28. The 2 CDROM drives attached to PCI1 are not recognized and their drivers show not installed. The 2 hard drives attached to PCI0 work fine.

This, of course, used to work. Must have been bad for a while since System Restore doesn't save enough restore points to go back and correct. I use the CDROM drives rarely.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn shows the CDROM drives so not a hardware problem.

Help! Thanks, in advance.


A:Code 28 - PCI Simple Communications Controller

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Hi all, I just bought the new V3-575T-7008 laptop which came with Windows 10.  My work client server and software do not support Windows 10.  So I reinstall a fresh Windows 7.  But I could not get driver for 1 last device since Acer driver download page only support drivers for Windows 10.  Please help PCI Simple Communications ControllerHardwareIDs: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D3A&SUBSYS_10301025&REV_21 Ironfly helped me with this laptop before, hopefully you can see this Thank you!

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Windows 7 dri...

Your hardware ID is the same one you gave him last time so. here's the thread from then.

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my PCI simple Communications Controller XP Driver is missing..where and how download ?anyone?please this is my  PCI simple Communications Controller XP Driver hardware id : PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803D&SUBSYS_30B1103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803D&SUBSYS_30B1103CPCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803D&CC_078000PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803D&CC_0780

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A:PCI simple Communications Controller XP Driver

@strike88? Try this one. REO

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Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager shows the little yellow question mark for the PCI Simple Communications Controller. Update Driver->Install Automatically fails. As a result, I have no CDrom drives. Device Manager shows Code 39 for the CDROM drives attached to this bus. The other PCI bus has both hard drives and works fine.

The box is a 5 year old Dell Dimension 2400 running Windoze XP SP2. This, of course, used to work. System Restore doesn't go back far enough to correct the problem. It seems like the same driver should handle both buses but apparently not. I've searched both the Microsoft and the the Dell sites for something as simple as some knowledge base thing to help out and/or downloading a new driver and can't find anything helpful.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance, Dave

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My computer had been running windows 8 flawlessly for about 3 days I was happy with it until I hit the back power cable by accident and it shut off then I went to boot it back up it booted just fine then when I signed it BOOM black screen. tried running task manager and running explorer.exe nothing comes out I could boot into safe mode though.
when I boot into safe mode with networking I have little flag Icon with an X i click on it it tells me to download a driver for my computer I downloaded then it says OS not supported I looked up the driver and it is the PCI Simple Communications Controller. Also I tried to update my bios it does not work and updating my graphics card does not work here are my specs

motherboard: DG965RY

A:windows 8 PCI Simple Communications Controller is not supported

Hi cooldr1

Have you tried to unplug your power supply an then press and hold the power button for 10+seconds then release it and plug the power supply back in? Did this solve your problem? Or you can always stick your bootable win8 DVD or USB into your computer, switch it off and on and boot into the DVD/USB and opt to repair/reinstall your OS

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Hi, I am using HP ProBook 440 G2 & Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS. I need the below drivers. PCI Simple Communications Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9CBA&SUBSYS_2247103C&REV_03PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9CBA&SUBSYS_2247103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9CBA&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9CBA&CC_0780  Unknown Device: ACPI\HPQ6007*HPQ6007  Unknown Device: ACPI\INT33A0*INT33A0 

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I have finally been able to get drivers for this laptop, except for the PCI Simple Communications Controller.  Is it called something else with the drivers that are displayed online?  HP site doesn't support Windows 7 any longer for this model, so I was able to use generica K000 drivers.  I just don't know which is the right driver or if it is even available.  Any help will be appreciated.  

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A:HP M-7 K111DX PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver

Actually, I was able to download a generic HP Notebook (K001)driver that worked! So, I am closing this post.

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Hi there!

Well, I've more or less worked my way into a pickle that I haven't the first idea on how I did it. I've recently just formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate on my main 1TB drive and when I booted up and got to my Desktop, I got notices saying that my SMBus Controller and PCI Simple Communications Controller were out of date or just not working correctly. I have absolutely NO idea how to remedy this situation and I'm looking to this forum to see if anyone knows how to help.

Things I've tried:
-Allowing Windows to try to automatically find the drivers (As if...)
-Uninstalling both of the controllerrs from the Device Manager and rebooting as instructed in one of the Dell and Microsoft forums (Nothing happened...)
-I've tried looking up drivers for the devices and haven't found anything.

Now, the only thing to note about this is that I've got a Dell Inspiron 620 (pretty much just put the mobo into an Antec Nine Hundred case). A friend of mine had his computer Blue Screen and I attempted to fix (which worked; just a clean reinstall of Windows 7 and the such) and since then, I've gotten these error messages when I boot in Windows 7 and when I boot in Windows Vista.

Was there something I missed or am I just ridiculous and did something wrong? I appreciate all feedback, considering I'm new to this forum, I understand it may take awhile and I may be posting in the wrong thread, but I just need some help.

Overall Specs on my PC:
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A:SMBus Controller and PCI Simple Communications Problems

and welcome to the Forum

how did you fit the Dell BTX motherboard into an ATX case? ?

If indeed you somehow did . . You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to the desktop and double click to install

On the list of drivers, click on the driver file:

Then be sure the "For Single File Download via Browser is selected and click the Download Now button here:

Install the chipset driver first, then the modem driver

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Hy i am installing windows 7 on my Hp compaq 6000 pro.but PCI simple Communications controller is not found.I have searched a lot of things and tried a lot of drivers.but that problem is not fixedhere is my hardware IDs PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_3048103C&REV_03PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_3048103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_0780

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A:missing PCI Simple Communications Controller for HP Compaq ...

Hi: You need this driver... This package contains the Intel Active Client Manager Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI) device driver for the supported desktop models and operating systems.

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Hi, I am looking for drivers of PCI simple communications controller for the P8700  laptop. I'm trying so many things but still no results Here is a hardware ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&SUBSYS_30DB103C&REV_07PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&SUBSYS_30DB103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44&CC_0780 Thanks a lot.

A:PCI simple communications controller driver windows 7 32 bit

Hi, Install: Intel AMT Driver

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Dell Dimension 1100/B110 desktop pc. Was XP but now with Home Premium 32-bit installed via Microsoft recommended "custom" installation. "windows.old" folder still on C drive. I have not performed the "Windows Easy Transfer" of files. EVERYTHING appears to be working exactly as advertised yet I have this yellow exclamation mark. Dell website does not support Windows 7 on this PC. Microsoft Windows Update utility reported that 32-bit Windows 7 was acceptable to be installed but not 64-bit. Installed Windows 7 because of the impending end of support by Microsoft. The Dell motherboard is 0WF887 according to Belarc. Printer is working normally. Wireless is OK. Wired is OK. Audio is OK. Video is OK -- I am NOT using the motherboard VGA video output - I am using the VGA output on a card that was added before I acquired the PC. Maybe the card came from Dell with this video card already installed but the Dell support website does not show that is true for my Service Tag number. The installed card also has an unused DVI output.

The PCI Simple Communications Controller is missing any driver. If I go to Device Manager, and right click on the device with the question mark, then choose Properties, then go to "Details" tab, & under Property, choose "Hardware IDs" there are four listings there:

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A:Missing PCI Simple Communications Controller driver

Hi there .. Looks like an Intel Management Engine Driver .. As you can not get one for your Computer i would just ignore it

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I just bought a new Dell Optiplex 7020 core i5, RAM upgraded to 12 G RAM and hard disk replaced by an SSD
The device manager has a little yellow icon with an exclamation mark on " PCI simple communications controller" does that mean that I'm missing a driver? I checked this web-page Product Support | Dell US for relevant drivers but I couldn't find one for a PCI simple communications controller

A:I can't find the PCI simple communications controller driver for my PC

hi post the hardware id for the device that has the yellow exclamation mark next to it.

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Code 28, told it to update driver, it tells me it can't find driver, even when Gigabyte motherboard disc is loaded.

Have searched for driver without success, don't know what to do next, can anyone help please?

Windows 8.1 64-bit

Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H81M-DS2V (SOCKET 0)
HP w2207 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller dirver missing

Welcome to the forum,

That is the Intel management engine. Part of the chipset drivers, you want both of these drivers,

From here,

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-H81M-DS2V (rev. 1.0)

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PCI simple communications controller driver for HP compaq elite 8300 missing driver I have download chipset drivers but it doesn't solved this issue Thanks

A:PCI simple communications controller driver for HP compaq el...

Hi: You need this driver... This package contains the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), including the Active Client Manager Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI) device driver, and the Intel Local Management Service (LMS) and Serial-over-LAN (SOL) support for the supported desktop models and operating systems.

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I have to join Large Screen and my computer. So I need to install PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver. Please tell me whoever know where I can download it free. My computer is AUSUS and Model K52JT. i3 and Ram 4 Gb, Running Windows 7.
Thank you.

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver Problem

Simple Communications Controller is a class of device, so it's not possible to identify a driver from this. All the necessary drivers for the internal system components should be available from the ASUS support website.

The same device class can also include virtual drivers that implement serial streaming protocols. One way you may be able to identify the device is to go to Properties\Details for that device in Device Manager, and note the device id, eg PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS. Then enter the four digit VEN and DEV numbers into and see if it identifies the device.

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hi,I have installed Win-7 64bit on my new computer HP 280 G1 but it dosen't find drivers of Pci simple communications controller. This is the material ID : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&SUBSYS_2B34103C&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&SUBSYS_2B34103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A&CC_0780 could you help me to find this driver.  thank you

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A:Missing driver for: "Pci simple communications controller" o...

Hi: You need this driver... This package provides the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system.

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I can't find the driver for my PCI simple communications controller that's compatable with windows 8.1 64 bit. could anyone point me in the right direction (hopefully a link to the exact driver i need)? i've already spent a lot of time looking.

A:PCI simple communications controller driver for windows 8.1 ...

Hi: You need this may have to manually install it if the auto install doesn't work. This package contains the Intel Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI)driver for access to Active Management Technology (AMT) as part of the Intel Digital Office Initiative for the listed desktop models and operating systems.

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Hello, I am reinstalling everything on my EB 8470p laptop (Windows 7/64-bit) and I am missing the following drivers, 1) PCI Simple Communications Controller:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_179B103C&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_179B103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 (2) Unknown Device: ACPI\HPQ6000*HPQ6000 Your help is greatly appreciated!

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver for Win7 (64-bit...

Hi, Please try: 1. Hope they help. Regards.

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Hi All,

That is message, but I don't know what to do. This is how it came about.

My husband built my CPU which is great when it works and when it doesn't, I have to wait until he "FEELS LIKE IT" to work on in it --- almost 2 months and I am still waiting.

After vacation, I was getting an error message while trying to bring it up and my husband reloaded a couple of corrupted drivers - don't ask me which ones, he was too busy to articulate it. But the problem is now that doesn't recognize my Microsoft Wireless 5000 keyboard and mouse -- it will however work with a wired keyboard, wired mouse, printer, scanner and sound. I replaced the batteries, moved and reset the doggle, deleted and reloaded the drivers from microsoft to get the most current and still doesn't recognize it. I went into troubleshooting hardware from the control panel and the last message I got was "PCI Communications Controller Doesn't have a Driver" --- what do I do? Is this even the problem? And by the way, the husband is now out of the country and I am not waiting on him any longer.

Other info:
Processor: Intel R Pentium R D CPU 3.40Ghz 3.40 GHz
64 Bit Operating System
Windows 7 Professional

Thanks for any help!

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Doesn't Have A Driver

Hi Janet .. What is the Make and Model Number of your Computer ? .... Go to the Device Manager in the Control Panel ...

You should see a Device there which has yellow exclamation mark beside it ...

Select that Device right click on it then Property's / Details Tab .. And Post the Hardware ID please ...

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I have a dell inspiron N5110 laptop .
Now i'm using windows seven 64 bit , and I have a problem with PCI simple communications controller driver as shown in the attachment
Is there any way to solve this problem ?

Thanks a lot in advance

A:Problem with my PCI simple communications controller driver

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Download the Driver below ..
Driver Details | Dell US

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Hey guys. I've tried researching for this problem but cannot find any solutions. I've tried troubleshooting. I just reformatted my computer and I have this problem:

My microphone also isn't being detected, could this problem above also be the issue as to why?
Thank you.

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller Drivers Not installed

Do you have dial-up modem and if so are you using it ?

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After Installing Windows XP, the Found New Hardware Wizard appears and it states that it has found a new PCI Simple Communications Controller I put the installation CD inside the Cdrom and automatically the wizard detects the drivers and it even show the modem name "Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem" but unfortunately after a few seconds a window appears stating that


"There was a problem installing this hardware:
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Then there's a pop-up message says that there is a problem installing the hardware drivers. Why is that? I totally freak out. I thought that by downloading the WinXp driver from Motorola's Website there will be no problem installing the modem driver.

I also look at the Device Manager click on the modem properties and under [Resources] tab it says.

Resource settings:
This device isn't using any resources because it has a problem.

and under the [Driver] tab, Driver Details the drivers are present.
d:\Windows\Motorola\SMSERIAL\readme.doc... Read more

A:PCI Simple Communications Controller driver problem installing

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Upgraded my 4873w to windows 10. PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver 64 are not installed. Can anyone indicate where i can finde the windows 10 drivers?

A:4873w PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver 64 windows...

Hi, Are you sure your machine is an HP 4873w ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:

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I am on a HP ProBook 6460b running Windows 8 Enterprise and in Device Manager I see a yellow exclamation on the "PCI Simple Communications Controller". Can anyone suggest what this could be?


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"PCI Simple communications Controller" keeps popping up at startup & loading - TWICE. I have uninstalled it numerous times and it (they) keep coming back. I can't get rid of it (them). It (they) keep saying "new hardware detected" and "installing" "please wait..."

I have to click on "cancel" each time TWICE every time the PC boots up.

how can I get rid of it (them)?

It doesn't appear in the list in the "Install / Uninstall programs". I keep deleting (uninstalling) from Device Manager, but next time I start up the PC it's (they're) back again and I have to wait for them to "load" then click on "cancel" each time.

A:Windows 2000 Professional PCI Simple Communications Controller Problem

It's most likely your dial-up modem card. As long as the card is inside the case, the message will keep popping up.
Remove the card, or install driver for it.

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Performed a clean install of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell OptiPlex 790.  Everything went well and all the devices drivers were installed except one, the Intel AMT - SOL device.  The vendor id is 8086 and the device id is 1C3D.  Can you help with this issue?

A:Missing PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver, Dell Optiplex 790

It looks like its the Intel Serial over Lan driver.  Your computer was never tested by Dell for Windows 10, meaning there are no new drivers created by Intel, etc., that may work.  You could google Intel AMT/SOL and see if Intel does have a driver for your chipset that may work.  It looks like Dell stopped supporting your computer at Windows 8.0

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I have put Windows 7 x64 on my Portege A600-122 and have a "PCI Simple Communications Controller" in the device manager. It appears this is becuase the Intel AMT (Active Management Technology) driver is not installed.

I am struggling to find it, there is a [Windows 7 x86 driver| TYPE=FORWARD&SOURCE=SMP&COUNTRY=242&QSA=TRUE&MODEL =PORTEGE+A600&SERIAL=X8100601H&service=UK&LOCALE=& OSBUILD=7600&SUB_TYPE=SMP&OSBITSIZE=64&PANUMBER=PP A61E-008008EN&ERROR=0]


but I can not find a Windows 7 x64 driver, will one of the above do or is there another link to the x64 driver?


A:Need PCI Simple Communications Controller driver for Win7 for Portege A600-122


Please, try to download and install:

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(on my sisters pc) ok well problem is in device manager it shows VIA Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter little chip logo with a yellow circle and a ! inside it and it says wont start and my PCI simple communications controller is just a yellow question iv put my AOL dsl modem in so i can connect to internet but it wont let me and says Modem cant be found....iv tried unistalling the drivers and putting my recovery disc in and rebooting but nothing works iv tried installing drivers for VIA Rhine II fast ethernet adapter but nothing.....this all happend after i formatted my pc...i formatted it because i had loads of virsus and worms which kept popping up in AVG Anti would be so appreciated

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Hello, I recently reinstalled windows XP from windows Vista and My PC has a driver problem. Under Device Manager, the ethernet controller and the PCI Simple Communications Controller are unknown and need drivers installed for them to work. Since they are not working, i dont have access to the internet on my pc, so right now, i am using my laptop to access the internet and seek help for this problem.

I do not know from where to get the correct drivers in order to make my ethernet network card or my modem to work. My PC is custom made, so it is not a ready made computer from a brand like dell or hp and my motherboard is an Intel D865PERL.

Is there anyone that is willing and can help me with my problem? Thanks in advance

A:Ethernet and PCI Simple Communications Controllers Unknown...Drivers Problem...

Did you look on the Intel site for your MB?

Doubtless you need at least the chipset drivers and the network drivers, probably several others as well.

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Hello people:

I recently underwent a clean install of both Win2k Pro & WinXP Pro. In both instances, the DM is reporting that the 'Multimedia Audio Controller' and the 'PCI Simple Communications Controller' are not correctly recognized (drivers not installed).
I've done some searching online and many people suggest that a dial-up modem is the culprit behind the messages. In fact, there isn't a dial-up modem installed in my system, only a 10/100 NIC which works fine with both Windows native driver and the maker's driver.
I've also searched for the PCI commun. control. drivers online to find that I have nothing to download. I'm not entirely sure what this controller does, although I can most likely find the multimedia audio controller.
It's worth noting that XP is acting flakey sometimes when I use explorer to navigate around directories, and that I was recently unable to install Sisoft's SANDRA diagnostics app. Otherwise, the system seems to be stable enough to use online and for basic text editing.

A:Solved: WinXP Pro & Win2K Pro Device Manager: ! ~ PCI Simple Communications Controlle

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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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I have a acer 4745g laptop installed with windows seven, however there is one driver missing with a yellow question mark on the device manager, PCI Simple Communications Controller. According to unknown device identifier it shows the chip as, intel 5 series/3400 series chipset family HECI controller. The device ID is as follows, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_03571025&REV_06. Where can I get this driver?

A:Unknown PCI Simple Communication Controller

You download your drivers here:

Acer Support - Download Drivers

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hie i have just installed window 7 and this devices are missing, any help will be very much appreciated.
base system device
device id


LOCATION; PCI bus 0 device 2 function 1
PCI\VEN 8086&DEV_3582&SUBSYS_120E10CF&REV_02
My laptop is FUJITSU-BIBLO MG13D

A:base system device, video controller and unknown device missing

Before I can help you, follow these instructions to let me know more about it: New to SevenForums? Fill out your system specs (this tool may help you out a great deal).

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I had to do a clean install on my eMachine Model T3418. Installed IE8sp3 and all updates. I have tried to connect to our network router, the light is on when I plug into the network port but no connection gets established. Currently using WiFi to connect to internet. My Device Manager is showing yellow question marks for all of the above listed components.
1. PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_02698SUBSYS_60061509&REV_A1\3&2411E6FF&0&AD
2. PCI\VEN_14F1&DEV_2F20&SUBSYS_200114F1&REV_00\48DC268A3&0&3880
3. PCI_VEN_10E&DEV_0264&SUBSYS_60061509&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&51

I know the last is an nVidia driver. I found a software program called Driver Finder that identifies my drivers and will give me the drivers to update and download but not how to do it. Can anyone please help?

A:Missing Pc Bridge Device-PCI Simple Common Controller and missing SM Bus Controller D


Start with downloading and installing the Chipset drivers from here:
Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / T Series / T3418

Once done let us know if there are anymore yellow question marks in Device Manager (as well as their VEN and DEV IDs).

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Just did a fresh install of windows XP Pro. upon reboot. SM Bus Controller in device manager is not recognized. I have found out that this is due to the chip set drivers not being installed.

I have found out my mother board and chipset details using Everest (Cool Application).

Motherboard Name: Asus A7N8X-LA
North Bridge: nVIDIA nForce2 IGP (Crush18)

how the hell do I go about getting the correct drivers? I've looked on nvidia webset but theres no references to nForce2 IGP

Please help.

A:SM Bus Controller - Unknown Device

The question is what graphics chip nVidia is using. Could you please copy everything Everest reported about North Bridge: nVIDIA nForce2 IGP (Crush18)

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i have problems with sm bus controller... all other drivers i got and that one not :S
i got : AMD Turion 64 mobile techinology . ml-30 processor
Ati mobility radeon x700 graphics card .
computer name: Acer TravelMate 4402 Lmi .
Can someone help me?
i have searched alot on google etc but finded nothing.

A:SM Bus controller, unknown device

The SM Bus is not very important as you make work normally even if it is not installed. For you to find it simply go to where you will get all driver for you acer. Simply select the appropriate for your laptop and windows and you will get all driver for your laptop.

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Hi guys, I have a big problem....
I have a game controller Dialog 13-VR ( DIALOG company, ltd. )
and when I connect it to usb port it apears like this >

When I go to Device Manager it apears like this >

And when I try to install the driver it shows me this >

What to do ? Any ideas ?

A:Unknown Device (Game Controller)

Use 7 driver if you can find one. If not, install the Vista driver in compatibility mode for Vista. Compatibility mode may cause it to install correct and recognize the device. Good luck.

If still no go, install by right clicking on that unknown device and choose update driver software. Browse my computer, let me pick, have disk, browse. Now find the .inf to the driver. Extract driver contents from rar or zip file beforehand if need be. Or if install file is .exe, let it extract to temporary folder first by running it. Then install with device manager as I said.

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I had an "unknown device" show up in devices and printers a couple days ago. It was also listed in device manager and said it was a USB controller. Everything worked and I've not added any new hardware. I have 2 partitions both with Windows 7 and the error showed in both. I've found that others were having the same issue, some needed drivers, some said cables needed replaced. Before I got serious with the troubleshooting, I read up a little and found a forum that said you should shut down then disconnect the power cord, wait a couple minutes then power up. Sometimes the motherboard needs to reboot and the devices will be reloaded or reassigned as they should be. It worked for me, it was an easy fix to an annoying problem. Since so many people have posted about this I thought I'd share this. If it helps, great. If not, it didn't cost much time or any money.

A:Unknown device-USB controller not recognized

I can confirm this solution. I had the same problem and I turned off the computer, unplugged the power cable then plugged everything back in and restarted and the error message was gone. Finally!!! No more "Unknown USB Device" messages.

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Hi! I have SM bus controller as an unknown device in Device Manager. What is this SM bus controller and what are the necessary drivers?

My pc specs:
CPU Type AMD Sempron, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) 3000+
Motherboard ASRock K8NF6G-VSTA (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 1 HDMR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 6100-405, AMD Hammer
System Memory 2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (03/03/07)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE (512 MB)
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC883 @ nVIDIA MCP61 - High Definition Audio Controller
Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP2504C (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)

A:Solved: Unknown SM bus controller device.

go here, pick your os ........... then d/l the "all in one driver package" and install ............(for xp)

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Hello Forum,

I have a Inspirion 1150
Broadcom 440x10/100 network controller.

This is my problem:
In Device Manager,
I have 1 installed network controller that is running properly, but I have 1 that has a yellow ? with a !.
This is what it says:

Network Controller, in properties it shows the Manufacturer as "Unknown," and the Driver status says, "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)"
Location: PCI bus 2, device 2, function 0.

I have tried to un-install controller, it comes back.

What do I do with this "Generic" controller that has no name, I dont know what driver to look for because I dont know what it is.

Please Help...

A:Device Manager (unknown Network Controller)

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After a clean installation of Windows 10, I get a series of Unknown Devices listed under "Other devices." When I run the update drivers option I get the message seen in the attached image.

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I'm really stuck, so I'd appreciate help if someone can give it.

I'm working on someone's computer. I should mention that I am doing this remotely, & I don't have another choice just now.

Due to a whole mess that with his computer, we needed to do a full destructive installation of windows. (XP Pro SP2)

Now, here's the problem. There were no USB devices listed in the device manager in windows after the new installation. There also aren't any unknown devices. There had been one, for audio, but I've fixed that.

The computer is older & the motherboard is a Microstar International MS-6738. I went to their site. i've run their live update multiple times but it just isn't finding anything missing regarding usb controllers and I did the 3 available updates for the motherboard. They didn't seem related, but i tried just in case. No luck, besides of course the audio working.

At this point I'm really at a loss. I feel like throwing the computer out the window, except I can't even reach it to do that! lol

Any ideas? Thanks for spending the time, for anyone who read this.
I did also run belarc advisor. If it would help, ask & i'll post it, as long as that's ok on this board.

A:no USB controller listed in Device Manager, no unknown

Have you actually plugged a usb device in???

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Hello, whenever I go onto device manager and then into "other devices" there are 4 devices that havent had a driver downloaded. The PCI device, the SM bus Controller and two "unknown" devices. What should I do? Please tell me if you need more information about my computer, ill be happy to provide.

A:PCI device, SM Bus Controller and two unknown devices not downloaded

Dell Support - Official Site

Select support for home.
On the next page, Enter your service tag or let it detect it.
On the next page, scroll down until you see (on the left) Get Drivers and Downloads.
Select the Analyze Now button.

After you are finished getting the drivers that you need. Uninstall all of that detection junk via the normal method of uninstalling apps in Programs and Features list.

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Hi folks. I've installed Windows 7 on my Dell Studio Laptop. In the Device Manager, I have an unknown device showing, which reports as being Intel(R) ICH8M-E LPC Interface Controller - 2815Under System Devices, there is an identical device that has the correct driver installed. If I try to install the same driver for that device, the Unknown Device remains.I've also tried installing the following driver the device remains as Unknown.Can anyone help?My laptop is;Dell Studio 1735 : Intel Core 2 Duo T5750Graphics: 256 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3650Memory Dual Channel 3.0GB (1X2GB + 1X1GB) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAMHard Drive 250GB Serial ATA

A:Intel LPC Interface Controller - Showing as Unknown Device

I've already tried installing that Driver. Did a bit more digging and found out that it is actually the Infra Red receiver, and I've now installed the driver for it and the Unknown Device no longer shows.I installed the following driver for my machine. think the clue is in the Hardware IDsACPI\ITE8708, *ITE8708It's an ITE CIR receiver.

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Hi all.  please see attached dxdiag for my system specs.  note that this is a big desktop PC
this morning i noticed a device in the device manger which isn't working properly. Normally  if it's not a major issue, i'd consider that sort of thing a silly nitpick.
However, i'm currently experiencing a major problem (which shall have its own thread, later), and i need to start eliminating possible suspects
i tried to research this little issue, and i found some steps that seem really good for major discrete components. unfortunately usb host controller is a generic entity, i'm not honestly sure if it even corresponds to any particular usb headers or external ports.
I've already tried the basic steps of disabling/enabling it, un/reinstalling the device, restarting the computer, leaving it powered off for five minutes, etc
anyways, details:
the device is listed under the Universal Serial Bus controllers section of the manager, as "Unknown Device"
When i open up the properties menu, i see the following info:
Device type: USB controllers
Manufacturer: (Standard USB  Host Controller)
Location: Port_#0001.Hub_#0003
Device Status: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (Code 43)
going by instructions i found elsewhere, i was trying to hunt through the details tab for the hardware ID. Unfortunately that option only reports the value USB\UNKNOWN
so far, the only ray of hop... Read more

A:Unknown device in manager: USB host controller, Code 43

Well...the first thing I would delete all "controller" items under USB in Device Manager.  Not bother with "hubs" or any other listings, just the items with "conrroller" in the listed description under USB.
Reboot after removing all such.
Code 43 Errors

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