Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


PCI Simple Communications Controller

  1. #1


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1

    PCI Simple Communications Controller


    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.

    Click image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


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

  3. #3


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    Well PCI Simple Communications Controller is listed under "Other devices" (Shown in the pic above). Everything under "Network adapters" are ok. It's a Windows 8.1 x64 system. I installed Intel chipset drivers too. Still nothing.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    Doesn't anybody have a solution for this issue?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You need to figure out what it is and install the correct driver. If everything is listed OK under network Devices it isn't your Realtek NIC. What's not working? It could be your onboard sound, card reader, etc. In Device Manager go to the properties for that device. Then go to the Details Tab and under "Property" select hardware ids. If you Goggle one of the lines listed for that it should lead you to what it is. Once you sort out what it is you can install the driver for it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Generally it's the chipset driver that has the PCI SCC attached along with the SMU bus driver and a few others.
    Last edited by bassfisher6522; 26 Nov 2013 at 11:08.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    So how can I add this driver?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Like I said, figure out what it is and then hunt up a driver for it. You haven't filled in your system specs so all anybody can do is guess at this point. "PCI Simple Communications Controller" just means Windows doesn't know what it is exactly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Run this driver:

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    Ok guys. Thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Related Threads
I refreshed my Windows 8.1 and Device Manager is saying these 2 drivers are not installed. Do these have something to do with my chipset, aka Asus Maximus VI Formula? If so, what exactly am I suppose to be downloading and installing? Is there any other devices I should be installed that...
I recently got a Windows 8 laptop, but one thing that really bugs me is the checkmark on the desktop icons. For example,
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? :think: Regards, Vikram
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...
PCI Simple Communications in Drivers & Hardware
I know there was a similar post to this, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Having an issue with PCI driver compatibility. It's made by Intel, and all the auto updates don't work. If you can help me with the Bluetooth issue too, bonus points.
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.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook