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Arghhh!! Ethernet Controller. . .Question Mark?

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  1. computerdoofus

    computerdoofus Thread Starter

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    Hi all. . .I searched the forums and couldn't figure out how to fix my problem. I am not very computer savvy, so please forgive me if this sounds really dumb. .

    My daughter has an A22M Thinkpad with Windows 2000 Pro. We can't get the internet to work after her b/f restored it to last known good configuration. Now, there is a question mark beside the "ethernet controller", PCI Serial port, and Display adapter under the device manager.

    I went to the IBM site and downloaded the drivers for Ethernet driver for Intel PRO/100 SP Mini PCI combo card and reinstalled it but that didn't work. The question mark is still showing up. Any advice on how to fix this?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Goldfish92

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    Try uninstalling the drivers first in device manager then re install the new drivers. It's always worth a try :)
     
  3. computerdoofus

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    Thank you Goldfish. . .I did try that. Now I have a bigger problem. I am getting an error that says Stop: 0x0000007B Inaccessible Boot Device.
    I don't have have boot disk either. I purchased this computer used and it didn't come with any software. :-(
     
  4. replay

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    what drrivers did u uninstall?
     
  5. GQstyle

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    so u cant log onto windows anymore right?
     
  6. computerdoofus

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    Replay - I installed Ethernet driver for Intel PRO/100 SP Mini PCI combo card A22m.

    GQstyle - Nope. I sure can't. I am getting a blue screen with stop error 0x0000007B when windows 2000 tries to boot.
     
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    Sorry, you said it very clearly but I misunderstood. . . Actually, I didn't uninstall anything. Perhaps that's where I messed things up?
    If I purchase a new windows 2000 cd, uninstall Windows 2000 and then reinstall it, do you think that would work? If not, then I will just need to buy my daughter a new comp so she'll leave me alone. lol
     
  9. Goldfish92

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    It might... but if the computer is messing up now, and it is old'ish' you might as well (if oyu feel like it :p) get her a newen :) How much are Windows 2000 discs now anyway?
     
  10. Goldfish92

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    Nope, only joking. That might fix your problem, did you say you did a system restore before this proble occured. Could you not just undo the restore?
     
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