How to Fix Missing PCI Encryption/Decryption Driver Issue

The PCI Encryption/Decryption driver is an important component of your system that protects your system information and keeps personal data safe from hackers. However, when the said driver crashes or stops working, it may affect the performance of your system.

Several Windows 10 users have reported a yellow exclamation mark beside the PCI Encryption/Decryption driver in their Device Manager window. So you see such exclamation mark, yes don’t worry, today we have come up with some sure solutions to get rid of the same problem. Let’s see solutions in detail without wasting time. 

Fix 1: Update the Driver:

Through Device Manager, you can easily update your PCI Encryption/Decryption driver. To do so, follow the steps given below,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R to launch the RUN dialog box, then type devmgmt.msc in the text box and click on OK. 
  • Now the Device Manager window will open for you. Inside the window, select the Other device or Unknown device and double-click over it to expand the option.
  • Then select and right-click over PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller and click on the Update Driver option.
  • In the next prompt, select the option Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Once the process gets completed, restart your system and check for the said issue. 

You can also update the driver automatically:

If you find the manual update process time-consuming and hard to work out, you can depend on any automatic driver updating tool. Such tools will save your time and update all the drivers on your computer automatically. There are several such tools available online; you can select a trusty one among them. 

Fix 2: Download and Install the Latest Chipset Driver for Your Motherboard:

The PCI Encryption/Decryption controller is attached to the system’s motherboard, and you may need to install the latest chipset driver if you encounter any driver issues with the same controller.

First, you need to check which manufacturer your chipset model belongs to. Whether it is AMD or Intel, go to the chipset manufacturer’s official website.

Find and download the compatible chipset driver for your Windows version (32 or 64 bit) from the website. After downloading the driver, double-click on it and follow the on-screen instructions to install the newly downloaded driver on your system.

Fix 3: Update Windows and Restart:

If any of the above solutions fail to solve the PCI Encryption/Decryption controller problem on your system, you need to apply some general strategies.

Update your Windows: 

  • Firstly, open the Settings app on your system and go to the Update and Security section.check for updates
  • Then inside the newly opened window, select Windows Update and click on Check for updates tab. The system will start to search for any available updates; once found, they will automatically be installed on your system. 

Restart the system:

Sometimes a simple restart will help to resolve most of the simple issues. Here also you can restart your stem to check the issue is resolved or not. 

We hope this article is helpful to you to fix the PCI Encryption/Decryption driver issue on your Windows 10. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below comment box.