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Solved: Missing Hardware Drivers - Unknown Devices

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TW.87, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. TW.87

    TW.87 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have just finished formatting two computers, and finished installing all of the device drivers that I had disks for. However, on one of the computers I am still getting two alerts within Device Manager, and on the other computer, I am getting one alert. They are as follows:

    Computer #1
    • PCI Simple Communications Device
    • USB Controller

    Computer #2
    • Unknown Device

    I assume that the PCI Simple Communications Device is a modem, which I do not have a driver for. I don't know what model of modem I am using, so is there a generic device driver available for that?

    Any help locating, or working out, these drivers would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy TW.87...

    You could always downlaod and install Everest Click Me and check the computer summary and see if it will reconise the Unknown devices that are installed on the system...

    Then just match what it sees with what is already installed, when you find one that Everest sees that isn't installed, then download the drivers for that device...

    For the USB controller, are there any USB devices attached to the system ?

    If so...that might be what it is seeing as a controller and you will need to download and install the drivers for them, otherwise you may need to download and install the chipset drivers for the motherboard...
     
  3. TW.87

    TW.87 Thread Starter

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    Cool! Thank you for the advice, I'll give that a go.
     
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