Latitude E6400 - PCI Simple Communications Controller - Missing driver in Device Manager


Just rebuilt a Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 64 bit.
Device manager is showing under Other Devices, a driver missing for the PCI Simple Communications Controller.
Can't figure out what driver this is referring to, has anyone got any ideas and can they point me to the appropriate driver ?

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If you right click on the driver in question, go to the Details tab.  Use the arrow to the right to select "Hardware IDs" instead of the default "Device description".  There you will find a list of Hardware Ids that is associated with your device.  That should help you and all determine what the device actually is.

Ie. the Hardware ID for a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet

If there is more than one, generally the first one should do the trick.  Search for pieces of that ID.

Also, has drivers for Windows 7 (32-bit) and (64-bit) for that model laptop.
looking around it appears to be the chipset driver your looking for.

you may need to install them in a certain order as i have had some issues with dells in the past.

this might help
The PCI Simple Communications Controller is usually the modem.
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AndrewLegAuthor Commented:
Here's what i see when looking at the hardware ids for the PCI Simple Communications controller:


Still having trouble identifying what drivers i need.
This is the driver you need for that. Dell download.

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AndrewLegAuthor Commented: my friend are a life saver, worked like a charm !

As a matter of interest, how did you find out the driver needed ?

Googling "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A44" told me that it was the Intel chipset. With that info I went to Dell support to find the correct driver.
Glad to have helped.
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