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Device in Device Manager not recognized.

Posted on 2008-10-22
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I just finished installing XP on a Lenovo Thinkpad T400.  I have all the devices installed except one.  I've tried downloading all the proprietary software, but none of that found the device.  The ethernet NIC, mdoem and wireless NIC are all found and functioning.  It identifies itself as.....

PCI Simple Communications Controller
Location: PCI bus 0, device 3, function 0

Does anyone know what this might be?
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That's usually a modem.  It can sometimes be installed using the chipset drivers as well.  Finally, I have had one occasion where it was a cardreader - look for something that says ricoh if that's the case.

Good luck!
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Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  First try the manufacturer's website.  If no joy there, try a driver database like Driverguide:

http://www.driverguide.com/

Good luck!!!
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