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PCI simple communications controller

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HORN60056, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. HORN60056

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    Greetings;

    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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  3. HORN60056

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    Nobody wants to take a shot at this ? Is this common or unheard of , etc ?
     
  4. The Hound

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    You have some missing or corrupted drivers--possibly chipset drivers.

    What's the make and model of the computer? Brand name?
    If not, what's the make and model of the motherboard?

    Those drivers probably won't be hard to track down...

    >>EDIT: Also-modem or Network card installed...
     
  5. HORN60056

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    Thanks. I believe the problem is as old as the computer (2001, how time flies). I don't use the modem and an ethernet card (Belkin ) was installed later.

    The motherboard is a K7VZA (via Tech? although the literature does not give a manufacturer). I inserted the Motherboard disk and device manager did not find what it was looking for.

    Where to from here?
     
  6. The Hound

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    HCF or HSF would point to modems--so would a simple communications device.

    Try uninstalling the unknown devices in device manager, then reboot and let windows try again.
    Is your Modem listed in Device manager? There may be a part of a driver package missing for it. Older pci voice modems were funny that way...I'll hunt newer chipset drivers.
     
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    Is the Modem on the motherboard?
     
  9. Rich-M

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    Another thought is if you don't use it why not take it out. I mean it's one screw though you would need to find a blank slat cover to put over where it was.
     
  10. HORN60056

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    Based on other suggestions, I subscribed to driveragent.com and have cleaned up a few things.

    On startup I have gotten a note that new hardware was found. On driveragent, it says no PCI comm driver installed and I have had no luck installing one. Not sure that I have a modem installed. Where else is PCI used ? Thanks.
     
  11. The Hound

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    Please try RichM's suggestion in post #6 above.
     
  12. HORN60056

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    I'm back on this problem - big time. I have installed a new HD and reloaded XP and downloaded the Microsoft updates.

    I still have the PCI problem - per properties the problem is
    PCI \ VEN - 1813 \DEV_4000>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I suspect this is MS vendor 1813. Can anyone tell me who this is - maybe I do have the driver in my files. Thanks.
     
  13. srhoades

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    Have you tried updating the driver and tell it to using windows update? 9 times out of 10 it will find a modem driver.
     
  14. vespesian

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    It's because the Intel Management Interface driver (!) wasn't installed properly. This is some IT gadget built into some Intel boards, for managing big fleets of PC's remotely, if I'm understanding the jargon I've read correctly. I don't think it's a big deal - i just disabled the device in Device Manager.
     
  15. lili1126

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    thanks...i didnot know that...those guys are pretty smart...BTW...where is this "device manager"..and how to turn it off...
     
  16. Rich-M

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    "Run","devmgmt.msc", hit enter
     
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