Re: pci simple communications controller missing
Not telling anyone what to do but here is what happened. I was repairing an older P3\celeron 1.0 gig cpu, chipset VT8604 and win xp pro legit version, lol. In the end the last thing for me to fix was this notice in dev mgr, the one being discussed here, "pci simple communications
No luck finding the mobo mfgr at all, not on mobo anywhere, tried various things like everest, sisoft sandra to ID the mobo, no luck.
So i went and downloaded the via hyperion set of drivers. That should take care of all \any missing chipset\mobo drivers. After doing that the notice in dev mgr was still there.
So i googled. I figured that if all the mobo drivers are good, even the onboard usb and video were good, then its gotta be one of the cards in the pci bus slot. The 2 items in this pc were a nic card and a modem. I uninstalled the pci simple etc notice in dev mgr, turned the pc off, took out the modem and problem solved, the message is gone in dev mgr and all seems well.
So those people pointing out that its something, perhaps a modem on the pci bus, were right. I didnt do anything except read some of this thread and some other bits of info on other web pages and there was so much talk about modems that i figured it might be that and it was.
So thanks for the help guys.
Thes forums are so great! All you have to do is have a bit of knowledge and access to google and it can make you look like a pro! Sometimes, that is, lol.