Article ID: 000059299 Content Type: Error Messages Last Reviewed: 08/31/2021

Error on PCI Simple Communications Controller in Device Manager on Intel® NUC




Three options for installing the Management Engine Driver to resolve an error on the PCI Simple Communications Controller.


Microsoft Device Manager is showing a yellow bang next to "PCI Simple Communications Controller". This is seen most often after re-installing your Operating System.


Yellow bang on the PCI Simple Communications Controller is caused by a missing or corrupted Management Engine driver.

Ensure computer has an Internet connection.

Option 1:

  1. Open Device Manager
  2. Click Action in the tool bar
  3. Click Scan for Hardware Changes (this can take several minutes)
    • This will force the operating system to install drivers that have been included with your operating system.

Option 2:

  1. Download and run the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant
    • This utility will scan your system and recommend drivers for devices it identifies in your system.

Option 3:

  1. If using Microsoft Windows 10* (64-bit), download and install Intel® Management Engine Consumer Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit for Intel® NUC.

If none of these options resolve the issue, contact your computer's manufacturer for the necessary driver designed for your hardware.

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