It is very frustrating for users to have an internet connection that frequently disconnects. Checking driver status in the device manager is one of the first things users opt to do to diagnose the problem.
In the other devices tab, you will see a PCI data Acquisition and signal processing controller option and a yellow exclamation mark before it. This yellow mark indicates that your network driver is not functioning properly. This is why your internet has frequent disconnections.
If you are a Windows 7 or a Windows 8 user, this is what you’ll see.
In this article, we will tell you the step by step guide to solve this problem.
Solution: Updating Drivers
Updating your drivers by downloading them from the support website of your computer or laptop manufacturer is the recommended thing to do. All big manufacturers have their own dedicated support web- pages that allow users to download up to date device drivers.
- Go to your manufacturer’s support website and locate the web page that shows up-to date device drivers for your computer or laptop. Mostly, they are found in the software section.
- After you’re in the drivers’ category, you will see a list of available drivers for your device. Pay close attention to the option that says Network and chipset drivers.
- Select the installed operating system on your device and download all the drivers for that are compatible with your OS.
- Download all the drivers manually and install them. You will have to restart your computer several times during this process.
How to install your Drivers if they are in .inf format?
Sometimes the format of the chipset driver file is in .inf and users don’t know what to do with this type of format. Here is a step by step guide to help you install your drivers if your chipset drivers if you encounter this type of file format.
- Save the .inf file of the chipset driver on your PC and remember the file location.
- Press the windows key and R simultaneously. The following image will appear in front of you. Type in devmgmt.msc in the allocated space and press enter.
- Double click the PCI simple communications controller option under the device category.
- The following window will open. Go to the drivers tab and click the option that says, “Update drivers”.
- Next, click on browse my computer for computer software.
- Go to the file destination of the .inf file of the chipset driver that you just downloaded and saved after hitting the browse button.
- Your Chipset driver will start installing and you will have to restart your computer after the installation for the changes to take effect.