How to Check the Hardware ID for a Windows Device

July 3rd, 2010

All hardware equipment uses an identifier to uniquely identify itself. This allows operating systems to recognize them and install the necessary software for them. In Windows this generally means that a device driver for the hardware is installed. The hardware identifier is a combination of the bus type, the hardware manufacturer (or vendor) and the device identifier. In some cases additional sub-system identifiers and revision information is included to distinguish between variations of a device.

So when you are looking for a device driver for a piece of hardware, it is useful to know the hardware id of the device. This can tell you which manufacturer made the device and help you find a device driver.

The Windows Device Manager

The hardware id for a device in Windows can be found in the Windows Device Manager. To check the hardware id for a device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Device Manager from the Control Panel. You can also type “devmgmt.msc” at the Run option in the Start menu.
  2. In the Device Manager, right-click the device, and select Properties in the popup menu.
  3. Next, select the Details tab.
  4. Now select the Hardware Ids in the dropdown list.

Windows Device Manager device details

As you can see in the screen shot, there can be multiple hardware ids for a device. The top one is the most specific identifier, and going down, the identifiers are more generic. The reason this is done is to allow a device driver to be selected based on a match to any of these hardware identifiers.

The hardware manufacturer in this example is Realtek, which is identified by VEN_10EC.

Obviously this is a device for which a driver is installed already, and the manufacturer and model for the device are shown, but the hardware id is also available for unknown devices and not recognized devices.

Driver finder programs use the hardware id and the compatible id to find a matching driver for a device as well.

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  • 1. syed kareem  |  April 30th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    i want the netwrok controller driver for the given hardware id. please mail me the link or else commont soon…. please i can’t access the net


  • 2. Andy  |  May 1st, 2013 at 1:16 am

    @syed kareem – That’s a Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n wireless device.
    Which driver you will need partly depends on your Windows version.
    An example of a compatible driver is the HP Elitebook driver.

  • 3. AMBROSE  |  May 11th, 2013 at 5:39 am

    please which driver can i use for hp probook 4530s id PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8176&SUBSYS_1629103C&REV_01
    please help and send me link……4

  • 4. Andy  |  June 2nd, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    @AMBROSE – Your hardware ID is for a Realtek network driver. You can use the download from the Realtek download site for the 8192ce chipset.
    Or try the download from the HP support site for your laptop. You need to still pick your Windows version in that link.

  • 5. pasc  |  June 5th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I need help with network controller drivers for card of the following device id:


  • 6. Andy  |  June 6th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    @pasc – That device ID is for an Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 device. So you will need to download and install the Intel wireless device driver for that. If you let me know what Windows version you are running, I can point you to a download link.

  • 7. moslem  |  June 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    hi i can’t find driver for hp fingerprints, please send download link

  • 8. Andy  |  June 17th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    @moslem – What windows version are you running? Different Windows version and architectures have different drivers.
    For Windows 8, 64-bit for example you could use this HP download link.

  • 9. Phil  |  June 24th, 2013 at 10:15 pm


    Could you please help me with these?


    I’m looking for win7 64-bit drivers.

    Many thanks!

  • 10. Andy  |  June 26th, 2013 at 3:21 am

    @Phil – The first one is a Realtek network controller. The Realtek driver download for Windows 7 should work for that.

    The second one is an Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Try this HP driver download for that.

  • 11. Sivakumar  |  July 5th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Sir, my laptap is hp 630. I want PCI Deviced driver to install, so please tell me the how to get that driver. And hardware ID is PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&SUBSYS_3672103C&REV_01

  • 12. Sivakumar  |  July 5th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Sir, I want PCI simple communication controller driver for hp 630 suitable to windows7. So kindly inform how to get thar driver. Hardware Id is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C3A&SUBSYS_3672103C&REV_04

  • 13. GANESH KHARAT  |  July 8th, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Hi i have HP Pavilion G6 2230TX Notebook, and I have installed Windows 7 (32 bit OS),
    for following devices i am not able to install drivers so please let me know the link to install the drivers or the devices manufactures

    thanks in advance

    Bluetooth Controller:

    Ethernet Controller:

    PCI Device:

    SM Bus Controller:

  • 14. Andy  |  July 9th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    @Sivakumar – the first (VEN_10EC) is a Realtek card reader device. The second is an Intel Management Engine Interface, for which you will need an Intel chipset driver.
    The best location for the drivers is the HP support site for you laptop model.

  • 15. Andy  |  July 9th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    @GANESH KHARAT – The HP Pavilion G6 2230TX seems to only be available with Windows 8 in 64-bit version. So if you want to downgrade to Windows 7, you will also need a 64-bit version of that. In that case you can use the same drivers.

    For Windows 7, not all drivers might be available.
    But you can try:
    1) the HP Ralink Bluetooth driver for the Bluetooth Controller.
    2) The Realtek ethernet drivers for the network card ( on Realtek download site).
    3) The Realtek card reader driver from the Realtek site for the PCI Device (
    4) the HP SM Bus Controller driver for the last device.

    Those are all available as 32-bit version.
    Hope it works.

  • 16. pavan  |  July 10th, 2013 at 3:30 am

    canu tel me that my wifi is in orange color not in whitish color and these r ids

  • 17. Andy  |  July 11th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    @pavan – That is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller in a HP system.
    So this is an ethernet controller, not a WiFi controller.

  • 18. m3  |  July 13th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    i need a Universal Serial Bus controllers drive

  • 19. Andy  |  July 13th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    @m3 – Okay… but there are many different devices like that. So please list your hardware ID if you need more help.

  • 20. Richard  |  July 20th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Windows Vista Business x86
    PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver
    I have checked pci database and cant find the driver anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 21. Andy  |  July 21st, 2013 at 3:23 am

    @Richard – That is definitely some variation of the Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, but I can’t find the SUBSYS part of it in any driver as well.
    What computer make and model is this?

  • 22. santosh narkar  |  July 22nd, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Please give driver for this device


  • 23. Andy  |  July 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    @santosh markar – That’s a Realtek card reader for which you can download the drivers from the Realtek website.

  • 24. Farman Ali  |  August 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 am


    I have Dell Inspiron N5110 and looking for Universal serial bus Controller.
    Can somebody tell me how to find it Please.

  • 25. Ahmed Samir  |  August 4th, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I need USB controller driver for my pavilion g6 2288se


  • 26. Andy  |  August 4th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    @Farman Ali – That is a Texas Instruments XHCI Controller. You need the r309746.exe file, which is listed as the Wistron USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver on the Dell driver download site.

  • 27. Andy  |  August 4th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    @Ahmed Samir – You did not list your Windows version, but HP only has Windows 8 64-bit support for that system. Did you check their site?

  • 28. anurag chauhan  |  September 2nd, 2013 at 10:32 am

    sir i have dell inspiron 14 3421 with win 8(single pack) 64 bit….my usb ports are not detecting some pen drives and those who are detecting are opening without permission. as they are connected .is it a driver problem since iti is not having a usb driver.
    hardware id is


    please assist as possible.

  • 29. Andy  |  September 3rd, 2013 at 12:07 am

    @anurag chauhan – A ScanDisk Cruzer USB stick does not require any special drivers, so this must be a problem with your USB ports or USB drivers.
    Do other USB devices work properly on the same USB port?
    If not, try reinstalling the chipset drivers or the USB 3.0 port drivers.
    If the USB ports keep on not detecting the cruzer, try the powering down option and remove the battery for a while.

  • 30. rahul  |  September 6th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    sir i a have hp2000-2313tu notebook and i have buy it few weeks back. but since some time its booting time has been increased . i have not updated my antivirus since i have bought my that a problem????. also i couldnt get connected to any wired connection it is showing unidentified network. i have checked the drivers and the network controller driver is that a problem???. with dongal it is connecting but giving very slow speed….

  • 31. Hp envy 6  |  September 6th, 2013 at 6:37 pm


    which one is it?

  • 32. Andy  |  September 8th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    @Hp envy 6 – That’s an Intel USB 3 controller.

  • 33. Dennis  |  September 10th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Andy, my computer can’t access the net. It’s prompting me that PCI Device failed. Here is the Hardware Id

  • 34. Andy  |  September 11th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    @rahul – What Windows version are you running on the HP2000-2313tu? By default it comes with W8 64-bit I think, and the network drivers should be installed already.
    If you installed W7 on it, you might need to manually install the right drivers for it. It you can list the hardware ID for your network device, I can point you to the right driver.
    The AV software will generally try to update itself every day, so if you are not connected to the Internet, that can definitely cause delays in startup.

    @Dennis – Interesting, so far I can’t find anything about that device! What computer brand and model is this?


  • 35. Dennis  |  September 11th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    @ Andy, my desktop is HP Pavillion a6238xPC, Intel Core 2 Zdou processor E4500 Windows Vista Home premium. I hope you can help me with this. Thanks.

  • 36. Andy  |  September 12th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    @Dennis – Thanks.
    I checked the specifications for your HP Pavilion a6238x desktop, but none of the standard hardware components have anything to do with the vendor ID that is present in your device’s hardware ID.
    Did you add any hardware in the system after you acquired it?

    In the HP support list I did not see the network drivers, but the motherboard has a Intel 82562V based LAN connection on board, so (re)installing try the Intel drivers for that.

  • 37. rahul  |  September 18th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    sir this is the hardware id of the network controller of my hp laptop(2000-2313tu). i m running win7 ultimate 32-bit.please suggest the required driver.


  • 38. Andy  |  September 19th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    @rahul – That is a Ralink WiFi adapter for HP.
    You can try the Windows 7 driver for it from HP.

  • 39. anurag chauhan  |  September 24th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    andy i am trying to install the the chipset drivers but it is failing.please suggest me the chipset driver.hardware ids are
    intel(R) USB 3.0 extensible host controller


    USB root hub (xHCL)

    generic usb hub

    Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller – 1E2D


    Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller – 1E26


    USB Composite Device

    i have previously ask you the question about my usb ports.some pen drives they are detecting but some are not detectable. is it a driver problem?????

  • 40. Andy  |  September 27th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    @anurag chauhan – Regarding some USB devices not being recognized, please have a look at the article about external USB disk not being recognized, most instructions also apply to USB sticks.

    On the chipset drivers for your Dell Inspiron 14 3421, you would need the Intel chipset drivers for it form the Dell support site.

  • 41. Gary  |  October 12th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I have a HP 2000 laptop that came with Windows 8.
    I use Windows XP for all the music editing I do and do not want to have to learn a new version of the Adobe Audition 1.5 that I use. The HP 2000 is the slowest most unreliable computer I have ever bought. HP tech support blames Windows and Microsoft blames HP.
    At first I was told I could not load any other OS on this machine but in doing some research I see a lot of people have loaded windows 7 but have had to do a lot of searching for drivers. I was wondering what your opinion was about loading Windows XP on this computer? P.S. Your work on this site is excellent and very much appreciated!

  • 42. Andy  |  October 14th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    @Gary – My experiences with HP are actually only on desktop systems, and they have actually been some of the best I owned. Decent build quality and never any real performance issues (considering the specs of course).

    The bigger problem you might be facing is Windows 8. There is a reason it has not been well received and why Microsoft is coming out with Windows 8.1 this month. I have not been able to get used to is as well. For touch screens, fine, but on desktops and ‘regular’ laptops it is terrible.

    So downgrading to Windows 7 should help you out a lot. You can expect decent performance with that on your system, considering that it even came with Windows 8 installed.

    Not sure about the exact specs on your laptop, but one option is to change the HDD for a SSD to improve performance. I have also done that on several systems, either replacing or adding a SSD.

    If the compatibility with your audio recording software is an issue on Windows 7, consider using a Virtual Machine (using Virtual Box for example) to still run XP in that. You need to check the performance for audio processing and recording, but it works well.

    Hope this helps.

  • 43. Kurt  |  October 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I have problems finding drivers for USB controller (Universal Serial Bus)


    Any help. Thanks in advance

  • 44. mrwho  |  October 24th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I’m using HP ProoBook 4740s 64 bit win 7 ultimate and im haveing problems wit : standard VGA graphics adapter :

    Could you help me please?

  • 45. Andy  |  October 24th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    @Kurt – That seems to be an AMD USB 3.0 host controller. But I can’t find a match for the SUBSYS part in your hardware ID. Do you have any details on what system or motherboard you are using?

    @mrwho – Your video card is a AMD Radeon HD 7650M. I think this driver file from HP contains the right driver for it. It is a 500+ MB file though, as it is a driver package. Just unzip the file and only use the display driver.

  • 46. mrwho  |  October 24th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Thx Andy =) it worked
    Btw maybe do you know anyting about enabling AGP?

  • 47. Kurt  |  October 25th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks Andy. PC now orks fine. Along with your info and some info from Medion Support: (Chipset: AMD A78 “Bolton D3” MotherBoard: MSI MS-7857G) I managed to get the PC running well…

  • 48. Andy  |  October 29th, 2013 at 3:24 am

    @mrwho – Glad it worked.
    Enabling AGP is generally an issue related to the proper driver and DirectX version installed. On laptops it can also be related to the performance settings of the video devices (disable power saving modes for example), and making sure the correct video card is selected in case multiple video devices are present in the laptop.

    @Kurt – Good to hear that you got the device working! But was it indeed a USB 3.0 device, and what driver did you end up using?

  • 49. mrwho  |  November 1st, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    AGP is working now, thx =)
    Anyway now came up a new problem with other devices ( unknown devices)
    how could i fix this problem?

  • 50. mahmoud  |  November 2nd, 2013 at 11:59 am

    sir this is the hardware id of the network controller of my hp laptop(dv6-6110us). i m running win7 ultimate 32-bit.please suggest the required driver.


    please help me

  • 51. mahmoud  |  November 2nd, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    sir this is the hardware id of the unknown Device of my hp laptop(dv6-6110us). i m running win7 ultimate 32-bit.please suggest the required driver.


    please help me

  • 52. Andy  |  November 3rd, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    @mrwho – Even the Other Devices listed in the Device Manager have a hardware ID. So please list them here and i (and others) can help you find the right drivers for those devices.

    @mahmoud – The PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008B&SUBSYS_53158086 is an Intel Centrino Wireless N-1030 adapter, for which you can download the drivers from the Intel site.
    And the ACPI\HPQ0004 is an HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor, which is used in the drive protection. You can try the driver for this from the HP site.

  • 53. mrwho  |  November 4th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    hardwer IDs ( other devices / unknown devices):

  • 54. Andy  |  November 5th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    @mrwho – Those devices are normally supported by the standard Windows 7 drivers. Are you using an external mouse and keyboard for your notebook, or only the laptop keyboard and touchpad? And do they work at all?

  • 55. mrwho  |  November 5th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    well , yesterday my external muse stoped to work but my laptop mouse and keyboard are working fine . device managare shows me error at other devices

  • 56. mrwho  |  November 5th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    is a code 28

  • 57. Sakhile Zulu  |  November 13th, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I’m tryin to get ahold of Ethernet Controller for a compaq presario CQ57 Hardware Ids:

    Network Controller

    PCI Device

    Mind helpin me wit url’s so i cn download the relavent drivers pls

  • 58. Andy  |  November 13th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    @Sakhile Zulu – Have you tried the Compaq support website for your laptop?
    That has all the Windows 7 drivers (32/64 bit). Or are you using a different Windows version on it?

  • 59. Mbadawy  |  November 15th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Hi all, I have problem after installing windows 7 x64 on pavilion g6 2289sx, that i can not find drivers for bluetooth and usb controller, somebody help me please,

  • 60. mostafa  |  November 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm


  • 61. bong sabut  |  November 29th, 2013 at 11:38 am



  • 62. Andy  |  November 29th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    @mostafa – That is a realtek card reader device. Try the driver from the realtek website.

  • 63. sushmitaa de  |  December 4th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    please do help me in installing pci driver…


  • 64. Andy  |  December 4th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    @sushmitaa de – That’s a Realtek PCIE card reader. The drivers from the Realtek website should work fine.

  • 65. Josh Ainscough  |  December 5th, 2013 at 4:22 am


  • 66. Andy  |  December 5th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    @Josh Ainscough – That is a Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Which Windows version are you using?

  • 67. Danny  |  December 5th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Hey guys First of all, thank you so much for reading my problem. I just installed fresh windows 7 and I cannot get my 2 usb slots working, there are total of 3 and only one of them works as now…

    the name showing on device manager is

    universal serial bus (usb) controller

    the hardware ids are


    thank u in advance!!!

  • 68. Danny  |  December 5th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I forgot to say the model of the laptop.

    The model of laptop is HP g6-2123us

    THank you again!!!

  • 69. Robert  |  December 6th, 2013 at 6:38 am


    need drivers for this pc thank you

  • 70. Robert  |  December 6th, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Its windows 7 ultimate 64bit

  • 71. Andy  |  December 6th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    @Andy – You can try the driver from the rosewill site for your Ralink Wifi device.

    @Danny – Well, it is a AMD USB 3.0 host controller, but it should be supported out-of-the-box by Windows 7. HP has no specific drivers for it.
    Maybe try the AMD Windows 7 drivers for USB 3.0.

    @Robert – Your device is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, for which the drivers from the Realtek site should work fine.

  • 72. Awais Umar  |  December 13th, 2013 at 1:10 am


    These are the hardware ids of my network controller…My system is dv6 – 6140tx and OS is Win 7 64bit…..Which driver i should use?
    Thank you

  • 73. Aidan  |  December 13th, 2013 at 10:09 pm


    please tell me where i can find the drivers
    windows 7 home premium

  • 74. Andy  |  December 15th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    @Awais Umar – Your hardware device is a Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n wireless adapter.
    HP has the driver for that on the site.

    @Aidan – That hardware ID is for a Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter.
    You can try this Windows 7 driver for that.

  • 75. Matt  |  December 18th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you in advance, for your help with this. Win 7 x64


  • 76. Andy  |  December 28th, 2013 at 2:36 am

    @Matt – That is a variation on the AMD IOMMU device. I think you would need to install the AMD chipset driver for your computer. The All-In-1 chipset driver version 13.25.26 is the latest I believe.

  • 77. Jairo  |  January 17th, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Thank you in advance for your help

    I need this in Win 7 x64


    Regards from Spain

  • 78. Andy  |  January 18th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    @Jairo -Your device is a AMD USB 3.0 host controller. Check the chipset drivers for your computer or motherboard, that should include this driver. Or try the AMD chipset drivers from their support site.

  • 79. omnia mostafa  |  January 19th, 2014 at 3:56 am

    HI, can you please help me with this :
    I am using win 8.1 x64

  • 80. Andy  |  January 19th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    @omnia mostafa – Your device is a JMicron PCIe MS Host Controller. The best location for the drivers for your system is the manufacturer’s site (PC or motherboard). What is your PC brand and model?
    HP has Windows 7 drivers for this device. They should also work on Windows 8.1.

  • 81. Anthony  |  February 4th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Hi i need help with a few drivers. my harddisk crashed previously and I had to reinstall from scratch. My laptop model is HP Dv6-6145dx.

    Drivers I need:
    (1) PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5209&SUBSYS_358B103C&REV_01

    (2) PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_780B&SUBSYS_358B103C&REV_13

    (3) PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_7812&SUBSYS_358B103C&REV_03

    thanks alot in advance guys

  • 82. Yonis  |  February 4th, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Network Controller


  • 83. Andy  |  February 5th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    @Yonis – That’s a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter.
    You did not post your Windows version, but you should be able to download the wifi driver from the realtek website.
    For Windows 7 and 8, you can also try the HP version.

  • 84. Daniel  |  February 10th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Hello. Andy, please, I need network controller and ethernet controller for my notebook HP Compaq CQ58 , Windows 7, 64 bit. Here are the Hdd ids
    Thank you very much. I hope you can help me; I kind of need them urgently :)

  • 85. Andy  |  February 10th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    @Daniel – The hardware ID you provided is for the Ralink WiFi adapter. Have you tried the HP Windows 8 driver for that? It should work fine in Windows 7 as well I expect.

  • 86. tim  |  February 11th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    hi, I have a Compaq cq56-150ei laptop, I cant use wireless anymore, I have win 8 installed on it, can you please help me rectify the problem

  • 87. Andy  |  February 13th, 2014 at 3:36 am

    @tim – Did the wireless work with Windows 8 before? If so, what changed? In case you can, try using a system restore point to roll back your configuration to a date where things did work.

    Of course you can also try reinstalling the wireless drivers to try and rectify the problem. But as you can see from the compaq support page for your laptop, there are quite a few different wifi options (atheros, intel, ralink, realtek and broadcom). So best if you list the hardware ID from the Device Manager, so I can point you to the right driver.

    The compaq support pages only have Windows 7 drivers, but they should all work fine on Windows 8 as well. What are you running, 32-bit or 64-bit?

  • 88. shaya  |  February 13th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    plz I need this driver


  • 89. Andy  |  February 13th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    @shaya – Your device is a Realtek PCIE cardreader.
    You did not list your OS, but try the card reader driver from the realtek website, which is for Windows XP up to Windows 8.1.

  • 90. Axel  |  February 17th, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I need a driver : universal serial bus ( usb ) controler

    for a Hp pavilion 15-e001ed notebook

    hope someone can help.


  • 91. Andy  |  February 18th, 2014 at 3:41 am

    @Axel – Are you running Windows 8 in 64-bit on the notebook? It should actually support the USB controller by default.
    What is the error you are getting and van you list the hardware ID?

  • 92. jitendra M  |  February 21st, 2014 at 12:20 am


    plz tell me how to solve this problems…

  • 93. Pieet  |  February 21st, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Hi andy,
    can you help me with this one:


    It’s a Asus R500VD windows 7

  • 94. Andy  |  February 21st, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    @jitendra M – Solve what problem? You are not specifying a problem, nor mentioning a Windows version, but just listing a set of hardware IDs.

    @Pieet – That is a Realtek PCIE cardreader device.
    I assume you have tried the Card Reader driver from the Asus website for your model?
    If that did not work, try the driver from the Realtek website directly.

  • 95. Hanna  |  March 3rd, 2014 at 5:07 pm


    I have a problem with a missing device driver after I upgraded from Vista x32 to 7 x46 on my Dell Inspiron 6400. (I Also upgraded my CPU and HDD at the same time.) Everything else work just fine!

    The hardware ID is:


    What do I do?

  • 96. Hanna  |  March 3rd, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I actually managed to solve that one by myself, but maybe I could get some help with this one instead!

    Hardware ID:


  • 97. Andy  |  March 3rd, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    @Hanna – The first device is a Ricoh card reader. Even though you solved it, let me list the driver.
    I could not find the driver on an English site, but I think this driver package should work on the Dell support site.

    The second device, with hardware ID USB\Vid_1597&Pid_1001 is a device from KCodes, which is a component in many routers to allow USB devices to be directly accessed over TCP/IP.
    I know of D-Link and Zyxel having such devices using this solution.
    My advice is to reinstall the software that came with your router.

  • 98. Dana  |  March 5th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Hi i wonder if you can help me with mine

    PCI Device

    Ethernet Controller

    SM Bus Controller

    Many many thanks in advance

  • 99. Andy  |  March 6th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    @Dana – The first device you list, PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1419&SUBSYS_14191022, is an AMD device. More detailed, it is a IOMMU Device, which is short for I/O Memory Management Unit. Depending on your Windows version, the later versions should support the device directly. But you can try downloading and installing the AMD chipset drivers for your system or motherboard from the respective websites.

    The second device, PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_77211462, is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.
    Again, use the driver for the network from your PC or motherboard manufacturer, or use the driver from the Realtek website directly.

    The 3rd device is again an AMD device, so should be solved by installing the AMD chipset drivers for your computer.

    If you can provide the Windows version and computer brand+model, I can try and provide you the required download links for the drivers.

  • 100. Sidharth  |  March 7th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I need PCI BUS Driver for my hp sleekbook
    harware id’s are listed

  • 101. Andy  |  March 7th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    @Sidharth – Your device is a Ralink Bluetooth PCIe Adapter. Assuming your Windows version is Windows 8, try the HP driver for it.

  • 102. Uga  |  March 8th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I can’t access the net :’(
    i have PCI/VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_77211462
    pleaee help me someone

  • 103. Uga  |  March 8th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    it’s Windows 7 64 bit

  • 104. Andy  |  March 8th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    @Uga – You need the Realtek network driver for your ethernet controller.
    Try this HP driver file, it’s for Windows 7 32 and 64-bit.

  • 105. Ronnie  |  March 8th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Help Me :’( i beg you…
    i have windows 7 64-bit..

  • 106. Andy  |  March 9th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    @Ronnie – Your device is an Intel USB 3.0 controller. Try this HP driver for it.

  • 107. Hafsa  |  March 17th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Hey..please help me out with my compaq presario CQ 56 windows 7 64bit. The hardware id is. PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_1605103C&REV_02 PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_1605103C PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000 PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_0200

  • 108. Andy  |  March 18th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    @Hafsa – That’s a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller, for which you can download the latest drivers from the compaq support site.

  • 109. Hafsa  |  March 21st, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    @andy..but how do I download latest drivers when my PC ain’t able to access the internet.

  • 110. Andy  |  March 22nd, 2014 at 4:40 am

    @Hafsa – You can’t obviously. Only options are to use a wifi connection (maybe use a USB wifi dongle), or download on a different computer that does have Internet connectivity and then transfer using a USB stick.

  • 111. james kibaara  |  March 22nd, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Pllease help get my USB controller drivers for my HP notebook.
    Id is: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0F35&SUBSYS_2190103C&REV_0A

  • 112. Yassine  |  April 18th, 2014 at 8:13 am

    HP Pavilion g6-2304ek
    contrôleur réseau


  • 113. Andy  |  April 21st, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    @Yassine – That is the Ralink wireless network card in the laptop. HP has a Windows 8 64-bit driver for it on the site.

  • 114. Lewis tapan  |  April 26th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Pllease help get my USB controller drivers for my HP pavillion dv6



  • 115. Andy  |  April 29th, 2014 at 2:15 am

    @Lewis tapan – Your device is indeed a USB 3.0 controller. Actually it is a NEC or Renesas, which is the same in this case, USB 3.0 device.
    You can use a driver for the PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194 part of the hardware ID.
    I can’t provide a link to the driver as you did not include your Windows version.

  • 116. Abhi  |  May 13th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Please help… wifi driver needed


  • 117. Abhi  |  May 13th, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Please help… Windows 7 32bit


    wifi driver & PCI Simple Communications Controller needed…..

  • 118. Andy  |  May 14th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    @Abhi – That’s a Realtek wifi device. You can use the wifi driver download from the Realtek website for that.

  • 119. ali  |  May 25th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    sir iam not able to find link for following devices plz help me finding links
    windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OS
    Compaq Presario CQ45
    PCI Device

    pci simple comm


    network controller


  • 120. Andy  |  May 28th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    @ali – The first device is the Realtek PCIE card reader and the second is the Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter.
    Both should be available on the compaq support site.

  • 121. Widya  |  May 29th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I am getting problem in PCI Device


    Can you help me?

  • 122. Tyoma  |  June 1st, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    HP m6-k010dx
    Wi-Fi can not find my connect.


  • 123. Andy  |  June 2nd, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    @Widya – Your device is a Realtek PCIE card reader. So try reinstalling the driver for that from the Realtek website. If you can let me know your Windows version and computer brand+model, I’ll include the link to it.

    @Tyoma – Your device is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. But on the HP website it is listed as the Mediatek wireless LAN driver. Assuming you have Windows 8 or 8.1 installed, download and install this driver.

  • 124. Someone  |  June 4th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    hi Andy, you are doing fabulous job!
    I have HP Pavilion dv6700t CTO Special Edition Entertainment Notebook PC, after updating Windows 7 Professional I’ve been searching for this driver but no luck, will appreciate it if you can help me to find it.
    its under the universal serial bus controllers(somewhat USB port) Hardware id: USB\UNKNOWN.

  • 125. Andy  |  June 6th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    @Someone – Your laptop has driver support for Vista, so in most cases all those drivers will work for Windows 7.
    Regarding the USB\UNKNOWN device, that’s a bit of a problem. Without a proper hardware ID, it is almost impossible to identify the exact device.
    I’d try to unplug all USB devices and see if any of those causes the unknown USB device.
    If not, check and compare the hardware that IS working. You can limit yourself to the USB hardware of course. Typically the internal usb devices are the webcam, card reader, infrared receivers and alike.
    Anything not properly recognized might be the unknown device. And from there finding the driver should be possible.

  • 126. Polyphile  |  June 12th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    i need a help to get drivers for


  • 127. Andy  |  June 14th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    @Polyphile – That’s a Realtek PCIE card reader device. The drivers from the Realtek website should work. If you can let me know your Windows version, I can specify the driver file.

  • 128. hassan  |  June 17th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    plz sends me link of network controller drivers for this id


  • 129. Andy  |  June 19th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    @hassan – That’s a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. But since you did not list the Windows version, I can’t include a driver link.

  • 130. Dharm  |  June 20th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    please which driver can i use for hp pavilion dv4-2101tu entertainment note book id


    please mail or give me link i cannot find the driver please asap.

  • 131. Andy  |  June 20th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    @Dharm – That is a Realtek PCIE CardReader. Have you tried the card reader driver form the HP website? For W7-64-bit for example.

  • 132. Evans  |  June 25th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Hi Andy, Am looking for my Universal Serial bus Controller Drivers and I can seem to find any that is helpful. Kindly help if you can. My Hardware ID is:



  • 133. Andy  |  June 26th, 2014 at 5:37 am

    @Evans – I can’t find a match for the full hardware ID, but the device is definitely an Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller. The first part (PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0F35) indicates this.
    You did not list your Windows version, but for example a Windows 7 64-bit driver is available from HP.

  • 134. Evans  |  June 26th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Thanks a zillion Andy, It worked like charm! I really appreciate it!

  • 135. Sarat  |  July 1st, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Hi PLs Hlp Me

  • 136. ronnie  |  July 4th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    hello I want to know how to fix my USB controller its not working I dont know how to fix it. thanks

  • 137. Andy  |  July 5th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    @ronnie – First check the device Manager to see if the USB controller has the right drivers installed. If it shows up as an unknow device, you need to (re)install the drivers for the USB controller.
    You can also try simply uninstalling the USB controller, reboot, and then use the ‘scan for hardware changes’ option in the menu of the Device Manager.
    Some more tips on fixing USB issues can be found here.

  • 138. Andy  |  July 5th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    @Sarat – That is a Realtek PCIE card reader. Try the card reader drivers for your system from the manufacturer support site.

  • 139. supray  |  July 13th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    hi help me please :)

  • 140. Martin  |  July 18th, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Compaq CQ58-d02SL
    PLS help


  • 141. Andy  |  July 19th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    @supray – That is a Realtek PCIE card reader. Try the card reader driver from the realtek website.

  • 142. David  |  July 27th, 2014 at 12:20 am

    help me please


  • 143. Andy  |  August 11th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    @David – That’s an Intel device. Try the Lenovo driver for it.

  • 144. hassan  |  August 13th, 2014 at 7:08 am

    merci beaucoup pour ce tutoriel, cette façon de faire permet de trouver spécifiquement ce que l’on cherche sans beaucoup de tournir,
    ce tutoriel à carrément révolutionner ma façon de rechercher les pilotes

  • 145. fiza  |  August 16th, 2014 at 3:29 am

    nneed ethernet controller for ths

  • 146. Andy  |  August 18th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    @fiza – Your device is a Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1×1 Wi-Fi Adapter. For the driver, you will need to let me know what Windows version you are using.

  • 147. Josh  |  September 9th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Ethernet driver for Windows 7 64 bit please


  • 148. Andy  |  September 11th, 2014 at 3:03 am

    @Josh – I am assuming you copied the vendor ID wrong (it should be 1814, not 181). In that case this is a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.
    The file you need is the Mediatek driver file:

  • 149. Elias  |  September 12th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    My HP Pavilion will not see the wireless device. I get this under Properties:


    Please, HELP!

  • 150. anums  |  September 15th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    please sir,where can i download a driver that has this hardware ID


  • 151. Andy  |  September 15th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    @Elias – Your device is a Broadcom 43225 802.11b/g/n wireless device. If you can let me know the exact HP pavilion dv6 model and the Windows version, I’ll see if I can get you the link for the driver.

    @anums – Your device is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, but without the Windows version, I can’t give you a driver link.

  • 152. roh  |  September 15th, 2014 at 10:10 pm


  • 153. roh  |  September 15th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    i nEEd a conExant SEt api

  • 154. Maria  |  September 29th, 2014 at 1:27 am


    I have HP Pavilion g7 running WIN7

    thank ypu in advance

  • 155. Andy  |  September 30th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    @Maria – There are many variations of the G7 series, but your device is a Realtek Wifi adapter, so try the driver from HP for that.

  • 156. Raymond  |  October 1st, 2014 at 5:08 pm


    I have HP Pavilion 14-e014TX win7 64

  • 157. hr  |  October 6th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    where to download the driver

  • 158. Andy  |  October 6th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    @Raymond – Your device is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller, you can download the driver from the Realtek download site.

    @hr – That’s an Intel USB 3 controller. Just download the driver from the manufacturer’s website. You need a driver for the compatible hardware id: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31.

  • 159. waleed  |  October 11th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Device PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103C&REV_02\3&33fd14ca&0&18

  • 160. sammie  |  October 17th, 2014 at 6:38 pm


    Please I need the driver for the above ID. Windows 7 32bits

  • 161. Nikola  |  October 18th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    help please?!

  • 162. Andy  |  October 18th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    @sammie – Your device is a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter.
    Try this driver from Toshiba.

    @Nikola – The device ID you are listing is for a AMD IOMMU device (this is a chipset device). I suggest you try to download and install the chipset driver for your computer or motherboard first.

  • 163. Nikola  |  October 19th, 2014 at 12:35 am

    @Andy link pleasee ? :)

  • 164. Siddiqui  |  October 25th, 2014 at 7:47 pm


    Please help me with this

  • 165. Manikanta  |  November 2nd, 2014 at 9:41 am


  • 166. Wani Faizan  |  November 10th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    i have hp 15 notebook pc.


  • 167. Andy  |  November 11th, 2014 at 8:49 am

    @Wani Faizan – Your device is a Realtek Cardreader. Since you did not mention the Windows version and the notebook model 15 is actually a series indicator, I cannot point you to the download link.
    I suggest you check the actual model number of the notebook on the bottom and then download the Realtek Card reader driver from the HP support site.

  • 168. Rewat Karki  |  November 14th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I need help with ethernet controller drivers for card of the following device id …..Hp pavilion g6 notebook pc (i5 1221sx)

  • 169. Andy  |  November 15th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    @Rewat Karki – The device you are listing the hardware ID for is a Realtek PCIe network controller.
    The drivers for this device can be downloaded from the HP support site.
    This is the Windows 8 64-bit driver, but there are also versions for Windows 7 or the 32-bit Windows 8 edition.

  • 170. Janet  |  December 12th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Hi please help me resolve this issue i am having with me Hp Pavillion g series laptop. i run windows 7

  • 171. Andy  |  December 13th, 2014 at 10:14 am

    @Janet – The device you are listing the hardware ID for is a Realtek PCIE CardReader. You can get the card reader driver from the HP support website, or simply use the Realtek driver from the manufacturer’s site directly.
    Just select a download location in the first row of the first table (Card reader driver for XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1).

  • 172. jmac  |  December 15th, 2014 at 4:26 am

    my pci driver is: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_84CA1043&REV_04

    where can i find the driver

  • 173. Ronan  |  December 15th, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Andy Thank you so much for helping me get my internet back up you are the best and I love you for taking your own time out to help these people in need.

  • 174. Ahmad  |  January 28th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    please my pc is hp655, i don’t know how to download it’s wireless driver, can you help me please? I am using window 7

  • 175. Andy  |  January 29th, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    @Ahmed – You can find the drivers for your wireless device in the HP 655 notebook on the HP support website.
    The link shows the drivers for Windows 7 32-bit, but you can switch to 64-bit according to your Windows 7 version.
    There are different wireless driver download, because the notebook ships with different wireless network configurations. It is either Ralink, Relatek, Broadcomm, or Atheros. You can check the hardware ID for your device to see which one you need.

  • 176. Samm Jutt  |  January 30th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    hi help me plzzzzzzz….


  • 177. dilip  |  February 11th, 2015 at 7:34 am


    plz help me
    my virtual wifi miniport adapter

  • 178. Andy  |  February 11th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    @Samm Jutt @ dilip – What is the Windows version of your computers?

  • 179. dilip  |  February 13th, 2015 at 8:54 am

    windows 7 home premium
    plz help ,me
    there is problem on my virtual wifi miniport adapter

  • 180. Andy  |  February 13th, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    @dilip – Your device is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller. The driver file you need for this device is named
    It is available on the Realtek website.
    Use the link and select the “Win7 and Server 2008 Auto Installation Program”.

  • 181. Lean Alejandro  |  February 13th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I need driver for video controller


  • 182. Goran  |  February 15th, 2015 at 12:39 pm


    universal serial bus (usb) controller need

  • 183. richard  |  February 19th, 2015 at 6:36 am

    please help me find the right driver

  • 184. Theresa  |  February 20th, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    windows 8 pro

  • 185. Andy  |  February 23rd, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    @Theresa – The device you listed is a Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 device.
    You need the latest Intel PROset wireless drivers for this device. You mention the OS, but not if it is 32-bit or 64-bit, so just download the right driver from the Intel driver download site.

    @Lean Alejandro @Goran @richard – Without the Windows version I can’t point you to the right drivers.

  • 186. reyad  |  March 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    hi, i need a driver for this pci device….


    OS: Windows 7 x86

  • 187. Kausar  |  March 6th, 2015 at 11:51 am

    please help me to find the right driver for windows7 ultimate,


  • 188. Andy  |  March 6th, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    @reyad – Your device is a Realtek PCIE CardReader. You can download the cardreader driver from the Realtek website for that.

    @Kausar – The hardware ID you are listing is for a Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller device. That’s your network controller.
    You can download this Asus driver for it.

  • 189. Brymore  |  March 10th, 2015 at 1:41 pm


    Please help with this driver for Windows 7 64 bit


    Also, how do I get the touchpad driver for Envy M6 1200eia on Windows 7.

    Thanks so much

  • 190. Andy  |  March 10th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    @Brymore – The driver you need for your Intel USB 3.0 device can be downloaded from here.
    For the Synaptics touchpad you should be able to simply use the Windows 8 driver that is available on the HP support site.
    Even though the driver file is intended for Windows 8, the actual driver will work with Windows 7 as well.

  • 191. dilip  |  March 13th, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    realtek website u have given isnot working
    any other waYS

  • 192. Andy  |  March 14th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    @dilip – I checked the realtek website again and the driver download link, and they are working fine.
    So can you not download the driver or is the driver you downloaded not working?

  • 193. sam  |  March 17th, 2015 at 4:53 am

    i have hp DC 7800 model PC and i want simple communication driver can you help me

  • 194. MARS  |  March 31st, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    HELP ME with this problem. PLEASe! and THANK YOU..
    Processor: Intel(R)Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @2.20GHz 2.20GHz
    system: 64bit OS
    OS: windows 7 professional
    Model : HP Pavilion a6540d HOME pc


  • 195. Andy  |  April 1st, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    @MARS – Your device is a PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP. Not sure if there is a Windows 7 64-bit driver for it though. Modem drivers are not updated a lot anymore ffor older device unfortunately.
    The only thing you could try is to use the original 64-bit driver from Conexant (, which was intended for XP, so Vista and Windows 7 compatibility are nor guaranteed.
    Alternately try a Vista 64-bit driver from HP for the device (sp26933.exe).
    Sorry, don’t have links for these.

  • 196. Tina  |  April 8th, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Hi I need help in downloading a network device (network controller) after updating my windows to an Windows 7 Ultimate and my computer wifi function doesn’t work.

    My Hardware Ids are:

    Model: HP Pavilion g4 Notebook PC
    Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @2.40 GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 logical Processor(s)
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    System type: X86-based PC

    Please help me!! Thanks.

  • 197. Andy  |  April 9th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    @Tina – You can download the driver for your Relatek network controller from the HP support site.
    The file you need is named sp55031.exe.

  • 198. Turyalai Rahmani  |  April 15th, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Please help me finding the below PCI Driver for my PC
    Thanks in Advance:


  • 199. Andy  |  April 16th, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    @ Turyalai Rahmani – That is a Realtek PCIE CardReader. The card reader driver from the Realtek support site should work fine for that device.

  • 200. Osim  |  April 19th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    My device is a HP 655 Notebook Pc (windows8 64-bit).
    Please where can I find a wLan driver for it????


  • 201. Andy  |  April 20th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    @Osim – Actually the hardware ID you listed is for the cabled ethernet controller, not the Wifi controller. So you need the Realtek driver for that, not a wLan driver.

  • 202. ODION  |  April 28th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    my Device is HP 655 PC (32-Bit)

    please where can i find the following drivers URL:







    Please, i need your help as soon as possible.

    God Bless

  • 203. Andy  |  April 30th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    @ODION – The first device is an Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, you can download the driver from the HP site.
    The second is the Realtek PCIE CardReader, for which the driver is also available on the HP site.
    And for the third device you’ll need the AMD chipset driver.

  • 204. ODION  |  April 30th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    @Andy- thanks alot for the quick response, it worked except
    (1) which network controller.

    i downloaded it as directed (i.e. Atheros Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Driver for Microsoft Windows).

    i’m unable to install it (its saying the content of this file cannot be unpacked……..).

    i don’t know why, but i think its because my PC is not Bluetooth supported. (HP 655 Notebook, 32bit, window 7 ultimate).

    kindly assist.

  • 205. ODION  |  April 30th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    where can i get Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter?

  • 206. Andy  |  April 30th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    @ODION – Glad it worked… partially.
    The error message you are describing means that the downloaded file is corrupt or incomplete. Try deleting it and downloading it again.
    Even if the Bluetooth option is not present in your system, the driver for the WiFi component should still install and work.

  • 207. ODION  |  April 30th, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    i only saw Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter

  • 208. ODION  |  April 30th, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    @ANDY: OK, let me try and i will get back to you, i relly appreciate.

  • 209. ODION  |  May 1st, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    @Andy— i re-downloaded it as instructed, but its still saying that its content could not be unpacked, that its corrupt. what do i do pls?

  • 210. Andy  |  May 2nd, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    @ODION – That is weird, I just tried and the file downloads and runs without such issues with me.
    Can you check the file size of file SP56573.EXE after downloading, it should be 279 MB.
    If you still can’t run it, try opening the EXE using 7-Zip. You can try and extract the contents manually and then ruun the Setup.exe inside the folder.

  • 211. ODION  |  May 3rd, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    @Andy – finally, thanks, i really appreciate

  • 212. kinz  |  May 5th, 2015 at 7:30 pm


    windows 7 ultimate, Hp655
    please help a brother out,network controller driver is not installed and wireless is not listed in hp 655

  • 213. Andy  |  May 6th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    @ODION – Glad it all worked out for you now!

    @kinz – The device you are listing is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. So you would need to use the Atheros Wireless Lan driver. Try the driver from the Toshiba site.

  • 214. Thomas  |  May 9th, 2015 at 8:49 pm




    windows 7 Professional HP Compaq Elite 8300 Small Form Factor PC

    Please help, 4 USB 3.0 ports not working

  • 215. Andy  |  May 12th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    @Thomas – HP has drivers for the USB 3.0 ports of your computer on the support site. Including the Windows 7 drivers. Have you tried those?
    The file you need is sp63720.exe, which is the driver for the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller.

    The second device is the Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Host Controller, which does not really need a driver, the driver just makes sure the device gets a description, but Windows will support it out-of-the-box.
    You can install the Intel Chipset Support for Microsoft Windows driver from the HP site for it is you want.

  • 216. Junaid Alam  |  May 18th, 2015 at 12:00 pm


  • 217. Dhiraj Kumar Paswan  |  June 9th, 2015 at 10:14 am

    my pc hp pavillion dechatable 10 x2 n driver not supporting wireless network adapter ver

  • 218. Brayan.  |  June 18th, 2015 at 7:31 pm


    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_ 5209&SUBSYS_3577103C



  • 219. Joshua  |  June 18th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Andy, mine is a HP2000 notebook PC windows 7 32-bit

  • 220. Andy  |  June 22nd, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    @Joshua – You will need the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9000 Series Wireless LAN driver from the HP support site.

  • 221. Matin  |  June 30th, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I have hp ProBook 4540s. I changed my operation system from 7(64bit) to 8.1(64bit) and i saw heat problem in the left side of the laptop near the mouse pad. I think my problem is about graphic driver which is wrong installed.

    my hardware id is :


    could u help me please?

    in the device manager there are two driver with yellow question mark with name : “unknown device”

    the hardware ids for this two are:


    how can find the drivers for these too?

    thank u very much

  • 222. Andy  |  July 1st, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    @Matin – The first hardware ID you list is indeed for a AMD graphics device. I suggest you download and install the AMD video driver and control panel from the HP support site.

    The second device (HPQ6000) is the HP Wireless Button. The driver for Windows 8 is here.

    The third device is the HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor, for which you need this driver.

    Hope this helps!

  • 223. Felics  |  July 17th, 2015 at 3:47 am

    I have hp 2000 notebook pc running Windows 8 32bit. Could you get me a link to download drivers for this hardware ID.
    and for Bluetooth.

  • 224. Andy  |  July 18th, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    @Felics – Your device is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Have you tried the HP driver for this?

  • 225. Bernard  |  July 23rd, 2015 at 11:23 am

    my laptop compacq presario x1000 have been using window xp. i need to change to window 7 now. can you tell me what hardware I have to change. the correct ids and drives ? 32 or 64 bit ? Thank you

  • 226. Andy  |  July 27th, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    @Bernard – There is some information on installing Windows 7 on a compaq presarion x1000 here.
    From that it seems that all devices are supported. The only important recommendation is to upgrade your memory (RAM) to 2 GB (the memory slot under the keyboard).
    If you have installed Windows 7 and still have unrecognized devices, you come back here and list the hardware IDs!

  • 227. Mak Rider  |  August 5th, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    sir thank you in advance could you help me what kind of device for this id’s. I am using windows 7 32 bit

  • 228. Andy  |  August 5th, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    @Mak Rider – Your hardware ID is a Realtek PCIE CardReader device. The card reader drivers from the Realtek website should work fine.

  • 229. robe  |  August 14th, 2015 at 4:34 am


    Need win7 64bit

  • 230. Andy  |  August 20th, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    @robe – Your PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_7814&SUBSYS_21F7103C device is a AMD USB 3.0 controller. Try the generic AMD chipset driver for Windows 7.

  • 231. Julius  |  August 23rd, 2015 at 5:10 am





  • 232. Albert  |  September 11th, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Hi Andy, can you help me out please? I’m having trouble identifying this since upgrading to Windows 10:



  • 233. Andy  |  September 11th, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    @Albert – You got me seriously puzzled here.
    I have absolutely no information on that device, nor the manufacturer actually.
    All information available online is dubious or unconfirmed as far as I can see.
    Do you know if this is an internal device or an external device? Can you let me know the computer brand and model as well?
    And lastly,, you mention “since upgrading to Windows 10″, so before it worked okay under Windows 7 or 8? If so, can’t you get the old drivers to work under Windows 10?

  • 234. sha  |  October 20th, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    i need a Universal Serial Bus controllers drive and ethernet controller

  • 235. straygoose  |  October 26th, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Any chance you might know wehre to find drivers for these?


    Many thanks, in advance.

  • 236. Andy  |  October 26th, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    @straygoose – Your device is a Realtek PCIE CardReader. You can download the driver for that device from the Realtek website.
    The file you need is named:

  • 237. D.M  |  October 27th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Guys

    I got a Compaq CQ58 laptop and I tried all the link but nothing works. …
    no Ethernet controller
    no network controller
    no pci device
    no pci simple communication controller
    no sm bus controller

    Please help its urgent

  • 238. D.M  |  October 27th, 2015 at 3:45 pm


  • 239. Andy  |  October 29th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    @D.M. – What Windows version are you running?

  • 240. Nick  |  October 30th, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Hey Guys,
    Doing a downgrade for a budy of mine, but need the following drivers. Can someone help?


    Its for Win7 32bit, by the way on an HP m6-k022dx

  • 241. Andy  |  October 30th, 2015 at 2:07 am

    @Nick – The first device is a Realtek Card Reader. Problem is that HP only has a 64-bit driver for it. But the file acutally also has the 32-bit files in it. So if the installer won’t work, just extract the contents with 7-Zip and then install the drivers.

    The second device is an AMD SMBus device. The driver for that is part of the graphics driver package on the HP site..

    The third device also an AMD device: AMD USB 3.0 Host Controller. I could not find an exact match for your device, so try the chipset drivers on the AMD site.

    The last device is the HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor. This driver will work for that.

    Best of luck!

  • 242. emeka  |  November 5th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    i formatted my HP 2000 notebook windows 7 running on 64 bit
    no Ethernet controller
    no network controller
    no pci device
    no pci simple communication controller
    no sm bus controller .


    pls help me

  • 243. ALAN JOY  |  November 7th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    sir, My HP PAVILION 15-n 259tx has PCI device problem. I couldn’t update it. Hardware id is as follows: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5227&SUBSYS_2164103C&REV_01

  • 244. Andy  |  November 8th, 2015 at 4:57 am

    @emeka – Your first device is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller, the second is an Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, the third is the Realtek PCIE CardReader, and the last is the AMD SMBus device.

    All drivers are probably availabel on the HP support site. But since the HP 2000 series notebook has a lot of variations, I would need to know the exact model. It is somewhere on the bottom of the notebook. E.g. soemthing like “HP 2000-2b89WM”, but the part after the dash will be different.

  • 245. Andy  |  November 8th, 2015 at 5:03 am

    @ALAN JOY – The hardware ID you listed represents a Realtek Card Reader device. Not sure what Windows version you are using, but here is the Windows 8 driver for it.

  • 246. DEVANG VOHRA  |  November 11th, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Hi.Can somebody please help me in installing wifi drivers of HP 15 AC 125TU. Hardware Id’s of Network controller :-


  • 247. Andy  |  November 13th, 2015 at 12:54 am

    @DEVANG VOHRA – Your device is indeed a wireless network controller: Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
    The drivers are available on the HP support site.
    What is the exact problem you have with the driver installation?

  • 248. DEVANG VOHRA  |  November 13th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Andy i downloaded and installed the mentioned driver but still not able to see the wifi support. When i opened device manager and hence network controller it is still in yellow mark and says “The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)”.

    I have installed windows 8 and my device name is HP 15 AC 125TU. Please help me in getting this resolved. I haven’t used WIFI in laptop since i bought,.

  • 249. Andy  |  November 15th, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    @DEVANG VOHRA – The file name for the driver you need is sp72932.exe. Is that the driver you downloaded and installed?
    If it is and you still get the code 28 error, you can try and uninstall the device from the Device Manager, and then either reboot or in the Device Manager use the menu option to scan for hardware changes.
    That should reinstall the device, and the driver, hopefully resolving any driver configuration issues.

  • 250. cris  |  November 20th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    pls help.. can’t update my pci device.. thx


  • 251. Andy  |  November 20th, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    @cris – Your device is a Realtek Card Reader device.
    The driver on the realtek website should work fine.

  • 252. yalcin  |  December 5th, 2015 at 5:02 am


    win 7- HP650 serial:5CB2365D4X

  • 253. Andy  |  December 7th, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    @yalcin – The device you listed is a Realtek card reader device.
    You can use the driver on the HP site (the link is for the 64-bit Windows 7 driver).

  • 254. YAMUNA  |  December 8th, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hi, i coudnt connect my hp 630 with wifi and the pci device shows warnig. Hardware ID is


    pls help me with this issue

  • 255. Andy  |  December 8th, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    @YAMUNA – That is also a Realtek card reader device. Have you tried the realtek card reader drivers from the HP website for your model?
    You did not list your Windows version, so make sure to change that after clicking the link.

  • 256. Douglas  |  December 19th, 2015 at 10:46 pm



    I am running windows 7. they both say USB serial controllers. Any help would be great. Thank you

  • 257. Andy  |  December 23rd, 2015 at 3:23 am

    @Douglas – I cannot find the specific devices you are listing. The first is definitely a Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller, so I would try the generic driver, since the specific hardware ID can’t be found.
    The second is an Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller, but again, I can’t find the specific hardware ID for you.
    Are you certain they are correctly posted?

  • 258. Paul  |  December 27th, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I am searching a driver for this ID:


  • 259. Louaye  |  December 27th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    its says here that i have two adapters Ralink RT3090 802.11b/n Wifi adapter and Realtek PCIe FE Family controller
    I want to make my probleme get solved because i have a wifi but the signal is way low then it shauld be i tested on my android and all work fine so the probleme is in my driver i want to completly change them both plz help me
    1st driver’s id :P CI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C&REV_00

    Second driver : PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C&REV_00

  • 260. Louaye  |  December 27th, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    1st driver PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C&REV_00

  • 261. AnnNelly  |  December 31st, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I haven’t been able to install a driver (didn’t find the correct one) for USB\VID_067B&PID_2303&REV_0202. It is a USB-DB9 converter. Please help me find the driver. I’m using HP and Win 7.
    Thank you!

  • 262. AnnNelly  |  December 31st, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Ups, I need the driver to my Lenovo Ideapad Y550P (32-bit win 7) not to my HP.

  • 263. Nilesh Chamedia  |  December 31st, 2015 at 4:08 pm


    I am trying to install HP Laserjet P1102 printer but it is showing Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller driver missing. Can you please send it.

  • 264. Andy  |  January 3rd, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    @Paul – Your device is a AMD IOMMU Device (I/O Memory Management Unit). Not sure which Windows version you are using, but for Windows 7 you can use this link.

    @Louaye – The ID’s you list are the same, and they are indeed for the Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Try this driver from HP.

    @AnnNelly – Have you tried using a generic driver for the PL2303 device? This one is for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit).

  • 265. DDT  |  January 6th, 2016 at 3:34 am

    here are the hardware ID’s for it


  • 266. Akash  |  January 6th, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I need driver for this plz help me PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_A0121BCF&REV_04

  • 267. AnnNelly  |  January 12th, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks Andy! It works now :)

  • 268. Soulman  |  January 17th, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Please kindly help with this

  • 269. Andy  |  January 19th, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    @Soulman – The device is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter, but since you did not list the Windows version of your computer, I cannot point you to a driver.

  • 270. kamran  |  January 31st, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I need driver for this plz help me

    HP 635

    Windows Professional


  • 271. Andy  |  February 1st, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    @kamran – Try this driver from the HP site. That should solve your device problem for the listed hardware ID.

  • 272. Noor Muhammad Loya  |  February 24th, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    i want the universal serial bus(usb) controller driver for the given hardware id. Hp envy 6 sleekbook 1100-se.
    Windows 7, 64-bit.

  • 273. Andy  |  February 26th, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    The Windows 7 driver for your USB 3 controller can be downloaded from the HP site.

  • 274. big bo  |  March 21st, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I need an universal Serial Bus Controller for a custom PC with AMD radeon 6900 (i do not know if that helps or not but ill put it anyway) windows 7 64-bit. Here is the Hardware ids:

  • 275. Andy  |  March 21st, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    @big bo – The devie is a ASMedia XHCI Controller, and yes, providing the Windows version is important!
    Try this driver for your device.

  • 276. big bo  |  March 21st, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you so much Andy i really appreciate the help i have been trying to find this driver for like a week or so but i was not able to, again Thank you so much.

  • 277. Nitin Negi  |  April 12th, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I have below ID’, please suggest drivers…

  • 278. Andy  |  April 12th, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    @Nitin Negi – The device you listed is a Realtek PCIE Card Reader. The driver from the Realtek support site should work fine. Just pick the latest driver file for your Windows version.

  • 279. Julian  |  April 17th, 2016 at 3:05 pm


  • 280. Andy  |  April 17th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    @Julian – Try the Intel chipset driver.

  • 281. Dennis  |  May 7th, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Your reply to Farman for his Dell driver, also worked for my USB Controller driver issue. My Hardware ID for the issue was:


    Thanks tons…

  • 282. rafi  |  May 24th, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    need a help!!!! hp paavilion g6 1102o Network controller

  • 283. Andy  |  May 26th, 2016 at 2:15 am

    @rafi – Your network device is a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. You can try the driver from the HP support site or from the Realtek website.
    Cant provide you a lin’k since you did not mention your Windows version.

  • 284. seeni  |  June 17th, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    PCI Device
    Hardware ids

  • 285. paola  |  June 17th, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Tengo a continuación el ID ‘, por favor sugerir drivers…


  • 286. Harshit  |  August 4th, 2016 at 2:51 pm


    please network controller driver

  • 287. Luis Filipe Fino de Sousa  |  October 16th, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    The hardware ID for the PCI Device is


    Please tell me where do I get it

  • 288. Andy  |  October 28th, 2016 at 1:19 am

    @Luis Filipe Fino de Sousa – Your device is a NetMos 9835 PCI device. You could try the driver from the manufacturer (ASIX).

  • 289. Emma  |  February 5th, 2017 at 5:55 am


  • 290. Andy  |  February 6th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    @Emma – Your device is an Intel HD Graphics card.
    Can’t point you to a driver file, since you did not include your Windows version. But check the website for your PC manufacturer and download the graphics driver for it, that should work.

  • 291. Frank  |  July 12th, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hi. Please this is the hardware ID for my network controller. HP probook. Win8.1. 64bit. Kindly advise





  • 292. Andy  |  July 13th, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    @Frank – The hardware ID for your device is of a Realtek RT8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. So the best thing to do is to download the Wifi driver from the HP support site for your ProBook.
    If you can’t find it, try this driver from the HP site.

  • 293. Fami  |  July 29th, 2017 at 5:06 am


  • 294. Augusto  |  July 29th, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Hi. Please this is the hardware ID for my network controller. HP Notebook Windows 7 64bits


  • 295. Andy  |  August 7th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    @Augusto – The hardware ID is for a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller.
    You can use the HP support site to get the driver by searching for your computer model, or try the latest driver from Realtek itself.

  • 296. jon  |  August 8th, 2017 at 1:03 am

    hi, please i need network controller driver for my pc. running windows 7 ultimate, 64bits.


  • 297. Andy  |  August 10th, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    @jon – Your device is a Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, so download the wireless network controller for your PC model from the PC manufacturer.
    Alternately you can download the WiFi driver from the Realtek site.

  • 298. Darren  |  August 11th, 2017 at 8:10 am

    These are on a hp pavillion g7-2118nr

  • 299. Darren  |  August 14th, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I got it fixed

  • 300. Andy  |  August 18th, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    @Darren – Great that you solved it already!
    The Realtek Network controller driver can be downloaded from the HP support site for you model.

  • 301. Fernando Portillo  |  December 20th, 2017 at 3:47 am


  • 302. Andy  |  December 20th, 2017 at 4:50 am

    @Fernando Portillo – You did not state which Windows version…
    But try this Ricoh 5-1 card reader driver.

  • 303. Alex  |  February 7th, 2018 at 12:14 pm


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