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Gigabyte p41-es3g MB pci simple communications controller drivers missing

My win7 64bit sp1 os gives me the following problem: In the Device controller i have a yellow mark on my PCI input device. It says my PCI device has driver problems. More accurately: ,,pci input device Device type: other devices Manufacturer: unknown Location: pci-bus: 2, devices: 2, task: 1 The device's drivers not installled. (Code: 28)" Well, my drivers -as far as i know- are up to date (exept my sound card, coz the sound card's manufacturer dont have win7 64 bit compatible driver). Bios also got updated. I have a video card, a sound card, and a lan card (their drivers up to date, exept sound card, as i mentioned) installed into my PCI slots, but it looks like they are working correctly (exept the sound card: i have laggs in sound when i playing higher qualitied sounds). My computer has various simphtoms: - applications randomly crashing (MSN, League of legends, Mozilla browser, flash player crashing, even windows related applications like search indexing, etc). - when applications crashing, sometimes i got bluescreen, but my computer are able to restart itself Sorry, if im hard to understand, but my englis is need much more practice, and im also not an expert in the PC-stuff. Thy, if u decide to help me out.

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Do you have a modem that is no longer in use?

Some LAN cards have more than one device. It may be a bridge or something. I think that is noted on your question. Look for the manufactures driver.

"Don't fix it, if it ain't broken." If you can live with a non-impact warning.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

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  • Daniel Bodnar Nov 23, 2012

    Thy for answer Jose Diaz! I dont have a modem, what is no longer in use. But, when the troubles with my pc stared, i may had an error with the motherboard's integrated LAN-port. Sometimes, afther the windows 7 booted in, i got a message what is said that my integrated LAN port has no driver installed/detected, and even my router cant see my PC, and the orange led of the motherboards lan-por has no light. I can solve this problem in the past, by fully turn of my pc (temoraly removin its connection to electricity), then restarting it. But, afther the problems got more serious (when i installed my sound card), i made a full win7 reinstall, and afther that, i turned off the motherboards LAN-port from bios, and then i installed a LAN-card. But interesting, even afther i disabled the motherboards lan-port, its orange led still up. And afther the full win7 reinstall, i started to get error messages about my 2. slot of PCI scc, what is says, there are no driver for it. I will try your suggestion, to update the chipset drivers from intel site, maybe it will solve the problem of the bridge, or the PCI or whatever chipset stuff:D I mostly fear, that there is a chance that my PCI slot, or motherboards LAn-port, or in worst scenario, the bridge is damged (physically or softwerly) due to a past electricity break:S In that chase, i should buy a new motherboard:S Or?

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    Jose Diaz Nov 23, 2012

    Try loading the drivers instead. Choose you OS. Download and install integrated. Same scenario for PCI card if this fails.

  • Daniel Bodnar Nov 23, 2012

    ,,Same scenario for PCI card if this fails." What is the difference between integrated motherboard PCI-slot, and pci card? This chipset driver is for to fix the South bridge, what is in connection with the pci slots? What will it exatly done to my pc, if i install it? It will replace the whole currently installed chipset driver? Another sympthom: i almost always got error with the windows search thing. That little white flag suggest a solution, to rebuild indexing, but every time i start my pc, and get a crash with windows media player 12, or any other windows-related application, the error message shows up again, and i have to rebuild my indexing again...3x times today...i even have freezes with the little white flag, when i want to click on it. If i think about it, almost everithing on my pc have random freezes, applications randomly closeing by themselves, or crashin too:S (My pc is clean of viruses, etc...). Sometimes ending with a bluescreen stuff... One more simpthom: my 5.1 sound system are doing a low buzzing sound in random times and circumstances...tomorrow i will take a look inside the pc-house, to check, if the sound card are installed into that number 2 pci slot, what is marked whit the yellow ! for its missing driver... And well, at the weekend, i will try to install the chipset driver what u linked, and i hope for a salvation...or for a lot of beer, if it not helps...xD Again, thx for your help and patience. If it comes to a complicated pc problem, im turning into an ,,IT barbarian" quiet fast, so, thy again:D

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    Jose Diaz Nov 23, 2012

    Integrated chip is just that, a tiny chip on your main board. The link I posted is directly from your MB manufacture. The PCI slot holds a daughter board. You need to locate maker and model drivers for that card. Use one or the other for now. However, I am starting to think you may have a deeper issue if all those problems persist. Hold off on the beer and see if you and maybe a friend (with pc exp) can do a clean install. Make sure to backup files before wiping.

  • Daniel Bodnar Nov 24, 2012

    ,,daughter board." = soundcard, lan-card, video card, etc? If answer is yes, i think all of my ,,daguhter boards" have a fresh drivers, except one: the sound card. Coz the manufacturer do not made a driver, what is fully win7 64 bit compatible. Only 32 bit compatible, but there are no yellow mark on the sound card. And the problems begun when i had win7 32 bit as my os, and used the motherboard's integrated sound for my 5.1 sound system (i bought the sound card afhter the reinstall and replacement of my win7 32 bit with the win7 64 bit). Well, i already made backup files form what i want to keep (musics, family pictures, drivers, etc.). Clean install mean that if i have a hdd with 3 particions (c, d, e), i have to remove particions, and format the whole hdd, before i install os (to have the boot sector on c:\)? Deeper issue? I feared, but felt that:S I think i need some stronger drink for now:D At sunday, i will install the chipset driver, and see what happens. If nothing changes, i will make a clean install, but not with win7 64. I will install win7 32 again, to have my sound card driver compatibility with os. Maybe that helps.

  • Jose Diaz
    Jose Diaz Nov 24, 2012

    64 and 32 software (including drivers) are not always compatible. As for the partitions, leave intact and only work with C. The others are just space.



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