We have already discussed on How to fix Problem with Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller on Windows 10 and this way, you can work on your computer comfortably by resolving this issue if occurred. If are facing Problem with Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, then you can read & follow our instructions to fix through above link. In this post, we are going to discuss on How to fix PCI Device Driver Missing Windows 10 and this way, your Windows OS device will be able to detect your PCI device. Let’s starts the discussion.
What is PCI Device?
PCI stands for ‘Peripheral Component Interconnect’. PCI is standard interface used to connect peripherals to PC (Personal computer). The components like network cards, sound cards, TV tuner cards all use PCI to translate information from the main processor.
PCI Device is basically a hardware device that plugs directly into a PCI slot on computer’s motherboard. PCI connection on motherboard can be detected as a long strip of raised copper connectors encased in plastic, and this long strip of connectors is known as a BUS.
However, PCI BUS is not as fast as System BUS. The main purpose of PCI is to facilitate communication of hardware devices including audio cards, video cards or graphics with a microprocessor. PCI Express is latest PCI device for video, graphics and video-editing, and it is most recent standard of PCI BUS compatible with any Operating System and has more bandwidth than original PCI technology.
Is PCI Device Driver Necessary?
Driver is important software act as mediator between hardware device integrated/connected to your computer, and Operating System installed in your computer. Note that even Android and iOS devices need drivers for all hardware devices integrated/connected but Android and iOS devices get automatically drivers update when you update your respective OS of your mobile.
But for PC/laptop based on Windows Operating System, the situation is completely different. In Windows OS based device, you will also get automatically System drivers update with ‘Windows Update’ but sometimes System drivers update won’t be updated with Windows Update possibly due to driver compatibility issues. In such case, you need to separately/manually download and install System drivers update.
PCI Device Driver is software enables a PCI device to function as intended. It is essential software to communicate your PCI devices (hardware) with Operating System (software) installed in your computer. If you receive an error message about PCI device driver or PCI driver is not showing ‘Device Manager’, or showing ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on your PCI device, then it may have become corrupted or uninstalled. In such case, you need to update or reinstall PCI Device Driver in Windows 10 to fix.
If PCI Device Driver Missing Windows 10/ or not installed properly:
To check the status of PCI Device Driver in Windows 10, open ‘Device Manager’, expand ‘Other Devices’ or ‘Unknown Devices’ category, and check if it shows ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on your PCI Device. Also check if ‘The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code XXX)’ appears in ‘Properties’ window of your PCI device in ‘Device Manager’.
To check this, you can double-click on your PCI device to open its ‘Properties’ and check if it shows this error message. If yes, then again we recommended you to reinstall or update PCI Device Driver to fix this issue.
How to Fix PCI Device Driver Missing Windows 10?
Method 1: How to Download or Reinstall PCI Device Driver Update on Windows 10? [Manually]
To fix this problem, you can try this method. PCI Device Driver update can fix any problems related to PCI device and enhances performance as well.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: In the opened ‘Device Manager’, expand ‘Other Devices’ category
Step 3: Right-click on your PCI Device or PCI Simple Communications Controller and select ‘Properties’
Step 4: In the ‘Properties’ window, click on ‘Details’ tab and select ‘Hardware Ids’ from ‘Property’ dropdown
Step 4: Now, copy the first Hardware ID listed and paste it on ‘Google Search’ or ‘Web Search’, also add ‘Driver’, or Windows 10 to download the PCI Device Driver for your PCI device according to Operating System installed.
Step 5: Download the correct driver for your PCI device for manufacturer official site like ‘Intel’ and install it by following on-screen instructions.
Step 6: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.
Method 2: How to Update PCI Device Driver Windows 10? [Automatically]
Step 1: Open ‘Device Manager’ and expand ‘Other devices’ category
Step 2: Right-click on your PCI device or PCI Simple Communications Controller and select ‘Update Driver’ or ‘Update Driver Software…’
Step 3: Select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ and follow on-screen instructions to finish update process.
Step 4: Once done, restart your computer to save the changes.
I hope this post helped on How to Fix PCI Device Driver Missing Windows 10 with easy steps. The possible solution to fix this issue is to reinstall or update PCI Device Driver and then restart the computer. Check if PCI Device Driver Missing problem is resolved. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.