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PCI Simple Communications Controller

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JW, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. JW

    JW Flightless Bird

    I'm running XP Pro SP3, and had a scary start-up this am. System found "new
    hardware" - PCI Simple Communications Controller, I was unable to connect to
    Internet, and anti-virus start-up scan locked up. I had no problems
    accessing hard drive files or running installed s/w. After about 3 reboots,
    everything seems fine, scans found no suspicious files. I took a look at
    Device Manager and everything looked good, but I was unable to find anything
    specifically related to PCI Simple Communications Controller.

    I Googled this Controller, and while I found numerous references, none of
    them explained on my level what it was or what may have caused the problem.
    I would appreciate any feedback regarding what this device is and what it
    does, and how worried I should be about this morning's start-up. FWIW, this
    it the primary computer for a small biz. I back-up daily, but a crash would
    be painful. I'm an intermediate user, but not very knowledgeable regarding
    hardware. Thanks very much for any guidance.
     
  2. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Jun 10, 2:38 pm, "JW" <jwilliams...@hotmail.nospam.com> wrote:
    > I'm running XP Pro SP3, and had a scary start-up this am. System found "new
    > hardware" - PCI Simple Communications Controller, I was unable to connectto
    > Internet, and anti-virus start-up scan locked up. I had no problems
    > accessing hard drive files or running installed s/w. After about 3 reboots,
    > everything seems fine, scans found no suspicious files. I took a look at
    > Device Manager and everything looked good, but I was unable to find anything
    > specifically related to PCI Simple Communications Controller.
    >
    > I Googled this Controller, and while I found numerous references, none of
    > them explained on my level what it was or what may have caused the problem.
    > I would appreciate any feedback regarding what this device is and what it
    > does, and how worried I should be about this morning's start-up. FWIW, this
    > it the primary computer for a small biz. I back-up daily, but a crash would
    > be painful. I'm an intermediate user, but not very knowledgeable regarding
    > hardware. Thanks very much for any guidance.


    PCI Simple Communication Controller tends to be an internal analog
    (dial-up) modem.
     
  3. JW

    JW Flightless Bird

    "smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e3199991-e2ab-46dd-92e5-bef9d29f9009@c33g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    On Jun 10, 2:38 pm, "JW" <jwilliams...@hotmail.nospam.com> wrote:
    > I'm running XP Pro SP3, and had a scary start-up this am. System found
    > "new
    > hardware" - PCI Simple Communications Controller, I was unable to connect
    > to
    > Internet, and anti-virus start-up scan locked up. I had no problems
    > accessing hard drive files or running installed s/w. After about 3
    > reboots,
    > everything seems fine, scans found no suspicious files. I took a look at
    > Device Manager and everything looked good, but I was unable to find
    > anything
    > specifically related to PCI Simple Communications Controller.
    >
    > I Googled this Controller, and while I found numerous references, none of
    > them explained on my level what it was or what may have caused the
    > problem.
    > I would appreciate any feedback regarding what this device is and what it
    > does, and how worried I should be about this morning's start-up. FWIW,
    > this
    > it the primary computer for a small biz. I back-up daily, but a crash
    > would
    > be painful. I'm an intermediate user, but not very knowledgeable regarding
    > hardware. Thanks very much for any guidance.


    > PCI Simple Communication Controller tends to be an internal analog
    > (dial-up) modem.


    Hmmmm.... Got one of those but it's not used or connected. Any reason
    problems with that modem's driver should have prevented me from connecting
    to Internet via my cable modem? Thanks very much for your response.
     
  4. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Jun 10, 4:24 pm, "JW" <jwilliams...@hotmail.nospam.com> wrote:
    > "smlunatick" <yves...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:e3199991-e2ab-46dd-92e5-bef9d29f9009@c33g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jun 10, 2:38 pm, "JW" <jwilliams...@hotmail.nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > I'm running XP Pro SP3, and had a scary start-up this am. System found
    > > "new
    > > hardware" - PCI Simple Communications Controller, I was unable to connect
    > > to
    > > Internet, and anti-virus start-up scan locked up. I had no problems
    > > accessing hard drive files or running installed s/w. After about 3
    > > reboots,
    > > everything seems fine, scans found no suspicious files. I took a look at
    > > Device Manager and everything looked good, but I was unable to find
    > > anything
    > > specifically related to PCI Simple Communications Controller.

    >
    > > I Googled this Controller, and while I found numerous references, none of
    > > them explained on my level what it was or what may have caused the
    > > problem.
    > > I would appreciate any feedback regarding what this device is and what it
    > > does, and how worried I should be about this morning's start-up. FWIW,
    > > this
    > > it the primary computer for a small biz. I back-up daily, but a crash
    > > would
    > > be painful. I'm an intermediate user, but not very knowledgeable regarding
    > > hardware. Thanks very much for any guidance.
    > > PCI Simple Communication Controller tends to be an internal analog
    > > (dial-up) modem.

    >
    > Hmmmm.... Got one of those but it's not used or connected. Any reason
    > problems with that modem's driver should have prevented me from connecting
    > to Internet via my cable modem? Thanks very much for your response.


    True, you might not be using it and it might not be connected.
    However, it is still "connected" to the motherboard, either as part of
    it (build on to the motherboard) or connected in a PCI (white) slot on
    the motherboard. Since XP is detecting it, it wants a driver.
     

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