PCI Simple Communications Controller

By DittoHeadStL ·
I'm a long-time reader, first-time questioner. I have an old Dell Latitude laptop (Win2K) that I'd like to use essentially as an answering machine that forwards incoming messages by e-mail. I have a license for FaxTalk Manager, which I ran on an old Win98 desktop.

Previously, I had used the Zircom PCMCIA modem and a DLink NIC card with no problems. Now, I need to use them at the same time -- the modem to receive calls, and the NIC card to e-mail them out through the local network. When I tried to plug the phone line into the modem, I found that the "fat" end of the NIC card was in the way and I needed to swap their slots. When I plugged the modem into the bottom slot, the "Found New Hardware" process kicked in and siad I needed a driver for a PCI Simple Communications Controller.

Hardly "simple"! I've been to several sites like DriverGuide, but they never had an actual PCI S.C.C. driver -- just some modem drivers which advertised to have the PCI driver included. (Didn't work.) seems to have several versions of the driver (, search on "PCI simple communications"), but when I click to download, it never gets past the "please wait" message and the Mirror sites -- even the Microsoft ones -- fail for one reason or another.

How frustrating!! Can I resolve this, or should I look into another option like Skype?

Thanks for reading.

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humm pesky driver problems...

by CG IT In reply to PCI Simple Communications ...

instead of having windows search for a driver, you can specify a driver for the modem. If you previously had the driver installed, then windows has it there. just choose specify driver from a list, go to modems and your Zircom driver should be listed [you don' have it on a CD / floppy/ thumbdrive/ somewhere? ]

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As my Mom used to say....

by DittoHeadStL In reply to humm pesky driver proble ...

"Isn't that the damnedest thing!"
I had tried this method on several earlier attempts, to no avail. But trying it once again today seemed to do the trick. I don't know what magic spell you must have cast, but thanks!

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PCI Controller fix

by lord carl In reply to PCI Simple Communications ...

I have run into this problem quite a bit recently and usually the main fix is in the driver downloads from Manufacturer like DELL under the CHIPSET drivers...I have found the r165177 for texas instruments cardbus has done wonders....

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Re:pci simple communications controller

by sys_net20 In reply to PCI Simple Communications ...


Here is what you need-
Hi, I have found the solution. If you go in device manager, click on the pci simple communications controller, go in property and then go in details. You will see a code like per example PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS...

The VEN code means vendor and the DEV code means device: in my case the vendor is 8086 and the device is 27D8.

Once you have the two codes, go to Enter the two codes and you should get the name of your

hardware. From there you can search for a driver download for your hardware.

In my case the pci simple communications controller was a Microsoft UAA Bus HD audio. I also had another pci

device that didn't work properly, using the same method I found out that my pci device was an HSF PCI internal modem with code number CX11252-11. I had a hard time downloading one of the drivers, after 6 or 7 times the download started so be patient if you have the same hardware


NOTE: to access the device manager, go in control panel, then performance and maintenance, system, hardware and finally device manager.

Good luck.

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