Windows 10: PCI simple communications controller driver not found. Solved

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    PCI simple communications controller driver not found.

    I'm trying to figure out what this PCI simple communications controller is and where can I download the driver for it. I've tried updating it from the device manager, but it tells me driver could not be found and a yellow exclamation icon appears in the device manager. If someone could help me, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Also this is after doing a clean install of windows 10.
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    Best place to find them is the manufacturer's website. It could be chipset or Ethernet IIRC.
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       06 Aug 2015 #3

    Z87 or Z97 Motherboard? I had this and it was the intel management engine driver!

    PCI simple communication controller nowadays on an Intel system is code for the "Intel Management Engine"
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #4

    iBawbag said: View Post
    Z87 or Z97 Motherboard? I had this and it was the intel management engine driver!

    PCI simple communication controller nowadays on an Intel system is code for the "Intel Management Engine"
    I'm not sure whats the model number of the motherboard I have. Its a lenovo y510p laptop. Where can I get this driver and is it necessary?
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       06 Aug 2015 #5
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  6.    06 Aug 2015 #6

    Thank you very much! The driver worked, no more yellow exclamation in the device manager. Even though I still don't know exactly what it does lol.
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  7. iBawbag's Avatar
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       06 Aug 2015 #7

    Kind of complicated! lol

    Intel Management Engine Interface or IMEI is one of the main components of the VPRO Remote Access technology by Intel. VPRO is an umbrella term that refers to a collection of several computer hardware technologies that help in managing the PCs. These technologies provide security features and enable remote accessing to the PC including the management, monitoring and maintenance irrespective of the operating system state and PC power state as well. IMEI manages the processorís input/output operations.

    What exactly is IMEI?
    Most of the people still remain confused with the term Intel Management Engine Interface as they have little knowledge of the computer hardware. So, here is a short definition of IMEI. Basically, it is an interface that uses the Intel ME hardware features to enable an interaction between high- and low-level hardware systems in a system. With this Intel feature, the administrators can now handle the tasks without intervention of the human beings. This has simplified various tasks in a computer system.
    Is IMEI required in all systems?

    Intel Management Engine Interface allows you to work in both low as well as high level hardware environments. You can carry out various configuration tasks using this interface system. Also, some applications like remote access require connection between low and high levels of hardware in the board. For this IMEI is must.

    Setting up the Management Engine (ME)
    Management engine is a low power, small computer sub-system that is built into many chipset based platforms of the processors. For utilising the Management Engine interface, you are required to setup the Intelís ME by activating it successfully in compatible BIOS system of the PCs. Once the Management Engine is enabled in the system, you get access to different BIOS functions. For altering any existing changes in the BIOS system, you need to configure an initial password for the administrator when you enter the ME BIOS interface for the very first time.

    With the help of ME, one can easily turn ON Intelís active management technology already existing on the system. The power management feature of this technology saves overhead energy that is not in use. Management Engine shuts down after a definite interval of time when the interface is no longer active. This allows the systems to sleep thus saving power when not in use.

    Tasks performed by the Management Engine
    The main component of Management Engine interface, ME performs a number of tasks in conditions when the system is running or in sleep mode. It also supports several tasks during the boot process. This sub-system is required for proper functioning and maximum efficiency of the PC. The interface checks whether the system is working properly or not while communicating with the operating system of PC.

    Use of IMEI drivers
    It is well known that the Intel Management Engine Interface enables effectual communication between the Intel Management Engine firmware and the host operating system. The Driver installs the hardware required for proper functioning of interface. Intel Management Engine interface driver support is different for different operating systems.
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