Acer Aspire 5745g - PCI Simple Communications Controller

Hi,

I have a recently bought Acer Aspire 5745g and made a clean install of Windows 7 since I couldn't stand all the jibberish that accompanied the laptop in the first place. However, when I run all the drivers provided by Acer (their website, didn't get any CD/DVD) all devices except one function properly; "PCI simple communications controller".

Without pushing the Aspire nearly as hard as I could push my old one (3 years old HP nx9420) it got too warm and froze twice. Hence I'm thinking the "PCI simple communications controller" maybe could have something to do with the fan speed (barely noticeable wind-flow)??

The hardware ID is:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_06
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_078000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_0780

I would be so :love: ooo grateful if someone could point me in the right direction towards locating what shitty little file I'm missing.

Thanks in advance!,

Gus
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  1. Hello hompedompe,

    Try running Windows updates and let Windows find the missing driver(s) for you - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

    Let us know what happens!

    Cheers,
    Cassandra
    Microsoft Windows Outreach
  2. "PCI simple communications controller" I doubt it's what's causing you problems.
    It's not an uncommon issue to see a yellow flag on it. I've had one on Vista and now on W7, it's now been that way for about 3years+ without having any effect on the working of my pc, I know of others that have the same issue.
    Apart from being annoying to see the yellow flag, nothing is amiss and pc if working fine.
    Windows updates finds nothing.
  3. Cassandra, the update didn't give me anything but a malicious spyware removal tool...

    Jonmor68, I've heard that the PCI simple communications controller isn't that important "to get rid of" but since I had the heat issues I couldn't help investigating...

    The Acer support told me that the fan speed is controlled from the BIOS and that I already have the latest driver... I then asked them for the exact name of my motherboard so I could try a driver from Intels site. However, they didn't possess that information and refused to investigate in the matter since "they don't support" clean installs... r*tards!

    Could the PCI simple communications controller have something to do with the fan speed control? If so, is there any neat way to discover the exact name of the motherboard without having to disassemble the whole comp?

    Thanks for your answers, truly appreciated!

    /Gus
  4. This solution worked for me on my Aspire Ethos 8943g Twn...

    Go acer homepage, support, download.
    Click aplications.
    Download "Application_Intel_6.0.0.1179_W7x64_A"
    Unpack and go: \drivers\MEI_SOL_Installer_NO_IMSS
    run Setup

    After this check yours device manager, thing dissapear and move itself to system devices...

    daemon
  5. Quote:
    This solution worked for me on my Aspire Ethos 8943g Twn...

    Go acer homepage, support, download.
    Click aplications.
    Download "Application_Intel_6.0.0.1179_W7x64_A"
    Unpack and go: \drivers\MEI_SOL_Installer_NO_IMSS
    run Setup

    After this check yours device manager, thing dissapear and move itself to system devices...

    daemon


    There's no such application for my model... The single file found in "applications" is <OpticalDrive PM Acer>

    Should I perhaps try the very same file you used even if it's not adapted to my model?

    Thanks!

    /Gus
  6. I'd bet that "PCI simple communications controller" is an analog modem. Don't worry about it; you don't need it unless your Internet access is dial-up.
  7. hompedompe said:
    There's no such application for my model... The single file found in "applications" is <OpticalDrive PM Acer>

    Should I perhaps try the very same file you used even if it's not adapted to my model?

    Thanks!

    /Gus



    I had the same problem on my new 4820T afer installing an SSD and starting fresh with windows. I just fixed it using an inference from Anonymous's suggestion. I found a file on Acer's site for my model under Drivers hat was called "Turbo Boost Driver (Manageability Engine Code)" by Intel with a version number matching the application referenced above (6.0.0.1179). In that zip file, I went to \drivers\MEI_SQL_Installer_NO_IMSS, ran the setup.exe and the dangling device got moved to the System Devices section with the name Intel(R) Management Engine Interface.

    Hope this helps.
  8. Quote:
    This solution worked for me on my Aspire Ethos 8943g Twn...

    Go acer homepage, support, download.
    Click aplications.
    Download "Application_Intel_6.0.0.1179_W7x64_A"
    Unpack and go: \drivers\MEI_SOL_Installer_NO_IMSS
    run Setup

    After this check yours device manager, thing dissapear and move itself to system devices...

    daemon


    This worked perfectly for me. Thankyou for posting so others could find this.
  9. its the chipset drivers!
  10. Right click on the drivers and choose Update Driver Software and after that choose search automatically updated driver they may work
  11. thanks , it also work for my notebook aspire 4820T
  12. PerpetualBurn said:
    This worked perfectly for me. Thankyou for posting so others could find this.


    thnx PerpetualBurn it works as step by step your instruction, you are great
  13. I solved this problem on my Acer V3 571 by installing the realtek driver for the card reader...not the broadcom driver from acer. In my case, I am running win 8 64-bit, and googled and got a free download of realtek 6.1.8400.27013. As soon as I ran it my device left the other devices/ problem flag and went to memory technology devices/pcie card reader and showed proper functioning.

    Basically, it looks like the device on the pci wants to see a realtek driver, not broadcom. See http://acer-laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2013/04/acer-aspire-v5-471-windows-8-drivers.html


    hompedompe said:
    Hi,

    I have a recently bought Acer Aspire 5745g and made a clean install of Windows 7 since I couldn't stand all the jibberish that accompanied the laptop in the first place. However, when I run all the drivers provided by Acer (their website, didn't get any CD/DVD) all devices except one function properly; "PCI simple communications controller".

    Without pushing the Aspire nearly as hard as I could push my old one (3 years old HP nx9420) it got too warm and froze twice. Hence I'm thinking the "PCI simple communications controller" maybe could have something to do with the fan speed (barely noticeable wind-flow)??

    The hardware ID is:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_06
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_078000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_0780

    I would be so :love: ooo grateful if someone could point me in the right direction towards locating what shitty little file I'm missing.

    Thanks in advance!,

    Gus
  14. I had same problem fixed it with turbo boost Intel driver from http://www.acer.com.my/ac/en/MY/content/drivers
    Called turbo boost
    Install fixed!!
  15. oegeorge said:
    I solved this problem on my Acer V3 571 by installing the realtek driver for the card reader...not the broadcom driver from acer. In my case, I am running win 8 64-bit, and googled and got a free download of realtek 6.1.8400.27013. As soon as I ran it my device left the other devices/ problem flag and went to memory technology devices/pcie card reader and showed proper functioning.

    Basically, it looks like the device on the pci wants to see a realtek driver, not broadcom. See http://acer-laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2013/04/acer-aspire-v5-471-windows-8-drivers.html


    hompedompe said:
    Hi,

    I have a recently bought Acer Aspire 5745g and made a clean install of Windows 7 since I couldn't stand all the jibberish that accompanied the laptop in the first place. However, when I run all the drivers provided by Acer (their website, didn't get any CD/DVD) all devices except one function properly; "PCI simple communications controller".

    Without pushing the Aspire nearly as hard as I could push my old one (3 years old HP nx9420) it got too warm and froze twice. Hence I'm thinking the "PCI simple communications controller" maybe could have something to do with the fan speed (barely noticeable wind-flow)??

    The hardware ID is:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_06
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_078000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_0780

    I would be so :love: ooo grateful if someone could point me in the right direction towards locating what shitty little file I'm missing.

    Thanks in advance!,

    Gus


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  17. hompedompe said:
    Hi,

    I have a recently bought Acer Aspire 5745g and made a clean install of Windows 7 since I couldn't stand all the jibberish that accompanied the laptop in the first place. However, when I run all the drivers provided by Acer (their website, didn't get any CD/DVD) all devices except one function properly; "PCI simple communications controller".

    Without pushing the Aspire nearly as hard as I could push my old one (3 years old HP nx9420) it got too warm and froze twice. Hence I'm thinking the "PCI simple communications controller" maybe could have something to do with the fan speed (barely noticeable wind-flow)??

    The hardware ID is:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_06
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_078000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_0780

    I would be so :love: ooo grateful if someone could point me in the right direction towards locating what shitty little file I'm missing.

    Thanks in advance!,

    Gus


    Hi Gus,

    Dont know if you have found a solution yet but I have just been doing as you did and installed fresh copy of windows 7 and finally found this file "AMT_Intel_6.0.0.1179_W7x86W7x64_A" on Acer driver page http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/drivers to do the job.

    Tim.
  18. I just did a fresh install on the Aspire 4745g and had the same problem. What did it for me was the "iAMT_Intel_6.0.0.1179_Win7x86x64" or "Intel Management Engine Interface". I got it off of acer.com from "Suppor" > "Drivers and Manuals". I still have no idea what it is.

    hompedompe said:
    Hi,

    I have a recently bought Acer Aspire 5745g and made a clean install of Windows 7 since I couldn't stand all the jibberish that accompanied the laptop in the first place. However, when I run all the drivers provided by Acer (their website, didn't get any CD/DVD) all devices except one function properly; "PCI simple communications controller".

    Without pushing the Aspire nearly as hard as I could push my old one (3 years old HP nx9420) it got too warm and froze twice. Hence I'm thinking the "PCI simple communications controller" maybe could have something to do with the fan speed (barely noticeable wind-flow)??

    The hardware ID is:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_06
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_078000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_0780

    I would be so :love: ooo grateful if someone could point me in the right direction towards locating what shitty little file I'm missing.

    Thanks in advance!,

    Gus
  19. "PCI simple communications controller"
    I have the ACER Aspire 5745PG
    I had the same problem. It was fixed after I installed the Intel Turbo Boost Manageability Engine Code from the Driver Pack that was included for restoring process located on a hidden partition of the drive.
    I have uploaded it here:
    http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=72519850719249139585

    This driver is for Win7 x64
  20. hompedompe said:
    Hi,

    I have a recently bought Acer Aspire 5745g and made a clean install of Windows 7 since I couldn't stand all the jibberish that accompanied the laptop in the first place. However, when I run all the drivers provided by Acer (their website, didn't get any CD/DVD) all devices except one function properly; "PCI simple communications controller".

    Without pushing the Aspire nearly as hard as I could push my old one (3 years old HP nx9420) it got too warm and froze twice. Hence I'm thinking the "PCI simple communications controller" maybe could have something to do with the fan speed (barely noticeable wind-flow)??

    The hardware ID is:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025&REV_06
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_035B1025
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_078000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&CC_0780

    I would be so :love: ooo grateful if someone could point me in the right direction towards locating what shitty little file I'm missing.

    Thanks in advance!,

    Gus
  21. The hardware ID above is ccorrect. When you do install the correct driver for "PCI Simple Communications Controller" it changes to "Intel(R) Management Engine Interface" which can then be found under the tab heading "System Devices" in Device Manager. The actual file installed is a file names, "HECIx64.sys", this is in a 64 bit install. Here is a link to the Intel version. http://www.sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=HECIx64.sys

    BTW an update driver from device manager allowing a search on the net will install the correct driver.
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