Need pci simple communications controller driver for Dell Optiplex 760

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am working on a Dell  Optiplex 760  with XP PRO SP3  installed..  Can't find the Driver for PCI SIMPLE COMMUNICATIONS CONTROLLER...    Can anyone give me a link for this .  I installed all other drivers from dell site  no problems  just this late one..  thanks
Question by:kchendrix
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    by:Kent Dyer
    Do you have the PCI signature?  You can get it from Device Manager.  If so, you will want to go to and you can look up by ID or by Vendor..

    Very cool site.


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    Are you already installed the CHIPSET drivers?

    On dell's site should find all you need.

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    by:Dr. Klahn
    If you have not tried Windows' automatic driver location, it may be possible to find missing drivers automatically.

    Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, System.  Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.  This brings up the device list for the computer.  The missing/unknown devices will be highlighted with red or yellow marks.  It may be necessary to expand categories to see all devices.  See the example below.

     Image 1

    Right-click on a marked device and select Update Driver.  When asked "Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software?" answer Yes.

    If automatic driver location does not work, the device's identification information is necessary to proceed.

    Go to Device Manager again.  Right-click on a marked device and select Properties.  Click on the Details tab.  Record what is in the Device Instance ID window (see below).  This identifies the device so that a driver can be located.

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    In the example, the device manufacturer is 8086, Intel, and the specific device is 1050, PRO/100 VE.  In some cases the subsystem information is also necessary.  With that information, it is possible to effectively hunt for drivers for the missing devices.  
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    it's the modem
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    you can go to the dell driver site, click driver support and put in your tag to find your drivers  :

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    I ended up installing driver agent and it located the driver for me .  Thanks for your help

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    I accepted my own comment because it worked.

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