Microsoft PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver Missing
Can anyone help? I have a Sony notebook, model PCG-FX802P with Windows Service Pack 1 operating system and wanted to upgrade it to Service Pack 2 since it was a bit slower, besides of many other complications. So I loaded Windows XP Service Pack 2 to my computer. The load was successful.
I came to realize there was a problem later when I installed a modem but it could not pick up any signals. The first thing I thought was that firewall had blocked the incoming connections but that was not the case. Next, I tried internet connection trouble shooting but I never went through. The message was that there were problems with LAN connection port.
I tried to fixing it to no avail. I was sure that the problem was network connection oriented so I decided to take a look at the network drivers. I right clicked my computer > properties > device manager and under the network drivers I found out that the Microsoft PCI Simple Communications Controller driver was missing. I tried using universal drivers’ disk to locate and load the communication driver but it was not successful.
I also tried downloading the driver from the internet but the file format was not .xe. I tried converting it to a .xe over the net but the folder came empty with 0 kb each. I managed to download Sony VAIO network drivers hopping the drivers could be compatible to my model but they were rejected. My greatest fear is that this notebook model maybe extinct, it was bought in early 2003. I have tried to ask if anyone around has the same model so that I can borrow the drivers only to be disappointed. Is there any solution out there? I need some help. I will really appreciate your assistance.