Wiindows7 and Compaq NC6220 PCI Simple Communcations Controller driver blues.

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Guys I'm trying to shoehorn Windows 7 on a Compaq NC6220 laptop.  Everything else loaded up but the PCI Simple Communications Controller.  

The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)
Manufacturer unknown.
PCI bus 2, device 6, function 3

I've tried Windows Update,  and HP's site says this device is no longer supported.  There are some Windows Vista drivers on HP's site, but I'm not sure of which one I need, if one would work.

What else can I try, besides getting a new laptop?  How can I find out who the manufacturer is so I can look on their site?
Question by:Westez
    LVL 14

    Assisted Solution

    It could be one of several devices:

    IR Port
    Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI)

    Check your device manager to see which one of these is not being reported and let us know.
    LVL 91

    Accepted Solution

    try this to identify the devices :

    Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information.
    Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices".
    All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
    Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
    Look up those numbers here:

    This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  Check the manufacturer's website first or google them

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks guys.  

    nobus - right on the money.

    Device ID'ed as Texas Instructment.  Googled it found the driver and installed it.  Now all the onboard devices have been recognized.
    LVL 91

    Expert Comment

    hey  - good you found it.
    i always appreciate feedback (even negative, but i like this one better)

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