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Solved: How can I stop XP from trying to install 'PCI Simple Communications Controlle

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Audity01, Jul 8, 2008.

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  1. Audity01

    Audity01 Thread Starter

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    I'm pretty sure it's my inbuilt 56k modem. I've tried to locate the vendor/device using the PCI database but there's no information there. If I try and install it using the 'Found New Hardware Wizard' it says "Windows cannot find the necessary software". Is there a way to make Windows stop asking me to install this device? Or do I have to locate and install the device drivers manually?

    Also, if I do have to install the drier to get rid of the wizard, will a generic driver work or does it have to be the one for my specific modem (which I don't know)?

    Thanks,

    -AudiTy =o
     
  2. BG-0

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    Maybe a wrong driver would stop the nagging. But if 'tis inbuilt (that I understand to be intregrated to your MB) it shouldn't be PCI stuff.I'm not too helpful right now, but GL.
     
  3. Audity01

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    Thanks, I'm going to use SIW to try and identify the device in order to find the correct driver.

    -AudiTy =o
     
  4. SB305

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    If the modem is integrated in the motherboard, and you don't intend to use it, have you tried disabling it in BIOS? You can get into BIOS by tapping a specific key immediately on starting the PC. The key is often F2 or Delete but it may be a different one on your PC.
     
  5. Audity01

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    Thanks SB305, but I had already solved my problem before I read your post! I was able to find the driver required based on the information provided by SIW, so now I don't get the prompt to install it anymore :)

    Thanks all,

    -AudiTy =o
     
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